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 […]
Upcoming horticultural events in our area worth considering!
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, […]
If you don’t get Garden Design yet, the Spring 2018 issue is a great one to start off with! Friends of the Connecticut Horticultural Society get their first issue free when they subscribe, plus $12 will be donated to CHS! Go online to www.gardendesign.com/chs or call (855) 624-5110 (Monday – Friday, 8 – 5 PST) and mention this offer.
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.
CHS has arranged a discount on membership with the American Horticultural Society (AHS). A new or gift ‘single membership’ costs only $25 for a year, rather than the going rate of $35.