Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on just one type of plant, and that’s milkweed (genus Asclepias). Monarch caterpillars only eat milkweed. If monarch eggs are laid on other plants, the caterpillars cannot survive and will ultimately starve to death. In recent years, awareness has risen around the importance of milkweed (as well as other native […]
The title of this article is actually the name of a course offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in Waterbury which is located on the UConn Waterbury campus. The Bernard Osher Foundation offers grants and endowments to colleges, universities and other non-profits in four specific program areas…
CT Master Gardeners are holding a can’t-miss book sale of recently published Timber Press horticulture books. Titles include Doug Tallamy’s latest, Nature’s Best Hope, and Michael Dirr’s Tree Book.
By Sarah Bailey, State Coordinator, UConn Extension Master Gardener Program and CT Hort member Winter is a good time to plan for the upcoming growing season; taking stock of last season’s disappointments and delights and mapping out this year’s garden plans. Catalogs tempt with descriptions of new plant varieties and must-have tools, and that promise […]
Gordon DeWolfe’s initial response to three Granby residents looking to start an arboretum was “The first thing I’ll say is you’re crazy. Next is that you’ll need $10 million!”
We are excited to welcome the October 2019 graduating class of Master Gardeners as our guests at the January meeting. This gives us the opportunity to showcase what we do and who we are. Please join me in a friendly welcome to all of those guests on January 16th. Look for visitors with name tags […]
The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens has announced plans to build a new Sensory Garden on its 93-acre property. This Sensory Garden is unique from traditional gardens, as it is designed specifically to stimulate the Five Senses: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Touching and Tasting. The Garden will provide each guest with an interactive journey through the senses, […]