NOTE: The spring sale traditionally falls on the last Friday in April but Bethany Covenant Church had an event scheduled that evening. Be a part of this worthwhile and fun tradition that marks the start of spring. Admission is FREE! You’ll find trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, assorted garden treasures and books. The evening’s proceeds fund […]
News of interest to the gardeners and nature lovers of Connecticut.
The March 15 monthly speaker meeting included special recognition for longtime CHS members, Bob and Nancy Shipman. That evening, Nancy recalled how warmly she and Bob were welcomed by fellow members when they joined. They were a young couple and most of the older members found them somewhat novel! The Shipmans joined CHS in 1965 […]
Do you know a Connecticut resident who deserves to be honored and recognized for their significant and extraordinary contributions in horticulture or the art of gardening? If you do, please submit a nomination letter describing the background and qualifications of your nominee for the Connecticut Horticultural Society Mehlquist Award. In 1987, on its 100th anniversary, […]
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.
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 […]