By Kathy Niver, Awards Committee Chairperson Two years ago we had an unprecedented acorn fall – also known as a ‘mast year’ for acorns. You may recall it was like walking on marbles wherever an oak tree lived. I’m an avid listener of Margaret Roach’s podcast and her guest at the time, Dr. Rick Ostfeld, […]
News of interest to the gardeners and nature lovers of Connecticut.
Duncaster launched the state’s first 60 Over 60 awards in January 2017 looking for people ages 60 or better who are living lives to be admired, lives that inspire. The results of their statewide search were published in the May 12 issue of the “Hartford Courant.” Our very own Della Winans made it to the […]
By Gerri Griswold, White Memorial Conservation Center Director of Administration and Development Within seconds of speaking with Gerri, you know her mission is to spread the good word about bats. For too long, they have been misunderstood and it is her charge to set the record straight… before it’s too late. Since 2006, the number […]
The cake was cut and photos were taken of the dozens of members who celebrated CHS anniversaries this year. The meeting took on a festive air as longtime members who hadn’t seen each other in a while took time to catch up. Of the 66 total members celebrating an anniversary this year, 25 were able […]
‘I tend to think that my gardening success is not measured by the size of the harvest, the largest or the earliest tomato or the heaviest pumpkin. To me, success rests in making plants grow – and in the joy of having watched my young daughter find the first new potato or my son taste […]
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.
Mrs. Anita Ballek is the matriarch of the Ballek family of East Haddam. Her family proudly boasts 350 years of land stewardship, with no end in sight! Ballek’s Garden Center is a strong supporter of CHS and now Mrs. Ballek has graciously made herself available to help you with your latest gardening conundrum. To avail yourself […]