Prolific inventor and professor of horticulture at the University of Connecticut, and 2016 CT Hort Mehlquist Award winner , Dr. Mark Brand was recently issued two patents for his novel black chokeberry plants. The new UConn chokeberries will be available in garden centers for spring 2018.
The Garden Media Group, a PR and marketing firm out of Philadelphia, has released its 2018 Garden Trends Report. Their annual report is one of the most published garden studies in trade and consumer news. A summary of the report is presented below…
The Connecticut DOT has recently issued three important policies which address pollinator habitat along roadsides. Those policies include reduced mowing, plant replacement plots, and establishment of native plants at new construction sites.
Late summer may be a popular time to mow fields and meadows, but because many pollinator populations are shrinking to the point of extinction, it’s important to be “slow to mow” and wait to until after the first frost to mow fields, meadows and roadsides.
Fourteen generations of Anita Ballek’s family have lived on and farmed their property at Town Street and Maple Avenue in East Haddam. The location was hand selected in 1661 by an Englishman Nicholas Ackley, given a Land Grant from King Charles II. Naturally, the 55.2 acres have seen various phases throughout the centuries. These days, […]
The American Horticultural Society has announced its 2017 Book Award winners and the list includes “GARDEN REVOLUTION: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change” (Timber Press, $39.95), by Larry Weaner and CHS member Thomas Christopher! Click to read the complete list of winners.