‘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 […]
News of interest to the gardeners and nature lovers of Connecticut.
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 […]
The raffle is a CHS tradition that occurs at the start of each monthly Program Meeting. Proceeds are added to the CHS Scholarship Fund which helps to educate the next generation of horticultural professionals. Moving forward, we will try a new approach to the raffle. Rather than announcing the winning numbers, they will instead be […]
It was a dark and stormy night. More than sixty intrepid gardeners braved the rain and traffic to gather at the Tolland Agricultural Center for our Fall Plant Sale and Auction on Friday, September 30th.
For more than 50 years, The Connecticut Horticultural Society has awarded scholarships to local horticultural students. Scholarships are funded by proceeds from the semiannual Plant Sale & Auctions. We are grateful to all local businesses and members who contribute plants to our Spring and Fall Plant Sale & Auctions, and to those of you who […]
Each year, the Connecticut Horticultural Society (CHS) identifies a resident who has significantly impacted the art of gardening or who has made an extraordinary contribution to horticulture in Connecticut to be publicly recognized and presented with the Mehlquist Award. The award is named for its first recipient, Dr. Gustav Mehlquist, a longtime professor in the […]