Member Cheryl Whalen, Head Gardener at White Flower Farm in Litchfield, was featured in the April 2018 issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. The article was penned by Tovah Martin, 2013 Melquist Award recipient. Tovah wrote “Delphiniums… Deserve their Drama Queen Status…” The article interviews Cheryl and includes her top choices and how-to-grow tips.
Thank you to everyone who helped with our Spring Plant Sale & Auction in Berlin. It takes many people to pull this event together from getting publicity out, collecting donations from nurseries and garden centers, bringing food and beverages, helping with setup and break down, helping with pricing, recording auction prices, collecting the money, running […]
THANK YOU again to the dedicated members who help keep CT Hort alive and interesting. During our April meeting, we celebrated the 70 members whose membership with CT Hort reached a milestone. See the names and some photos from the evening’s celebration.
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 […]
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.
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 […]