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.
News of interest to the gardeners and nature lovers of Connecticut.
This year’s winning display by Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery greeted attendees at they entered and set the bar high. It had it all — the smell of soil, the sound of birds and peepers, a soft waterfall and pond, the site of buds and blooms, a hint of child’s play, and many of nature’s […]
Connecticut Horticultural Society (CHS) was lucky to get Heidi as part of a ‘two-fer.” She is married to Brett Isaacson who is also on the board and is one of the owners of Friendship Tours who creates the interesting trips CHS and other organizations offer. As you might expect, Heidi has been involved with the Travel Committee. She […]
Please, please consider lending a hand with some aspect of our wonderful organization. We truly can use help and CHS is made more lively, interesting and stronger with fresh ideas supplied by more members. You can get involved as little or as much as you like. Some activities happen once a year… others need a […]
Thank you to everyone who attended this enjoyable day-long event with special thanks to the numerous volunteers who gave generously of their time to make the day a success.
Please take a moment to nominate an individual who has enhanced your experience with CHS for the 2018 Service Award. Anyone can submit a nomination. If you have benefited from any of the offerings CHS provides – lectures, workshops, garden visits, auctions, symposiums, raffles, etc. – remember it was possible because of volunteers. Your nomination […]
Members of Wild Ones and the Connecticut Horticultural Society will join The Connecticut Botanical Society in hosting author and pollinator researcher Heather Holm, recipient of an American Horticultural Society 2018 AHS Book Award. Heather will speak about the nesting habitat, life cycle, pollen collection, and brood rearing of common genera of native bees in north-central and eastern United States and southern Canada.