Our commitment to bring you nine interesting speakers to satisfy your horticultural curiosity has not changed. As long as group gatherings are not an option, we will present our guest speakers live online via Zoom conferencing, on the day they were scheduled to visit with us. Online conferencing is a wonderful technology and per your requests, we plan to continue to livestream and record meetings (with speaker’s permission) even when we return to our in-person monthly meetings.
If the speaker permits, recordings of past speakers are available only to members of CT Hort. Members can request the link to the recording by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Each recording will be available for approximately a month, until it is replaced by the next speaker’s recording.
The New Heirloom Garden
with Ellen Ecker Ogden – Author, blogger, lecturer
Thursday, November 12, 7 p.m.
Ellen has generously agreed to indefinitely share the recording of her November talk with anyone who is interested. Thank you for your generosity, Ellen.
ELLEN ECKER OGDEN is an award winning kitchen garden designer who lives in Vermont. She entertained and educated us back in May when she shared her six steps to successful kitchen garden design. Ellen returns on the 12th to build on our understanding of design basics and will discuss plant options such as heirloom vegetables, forgotten fruits, and fragrant flowers.
This talk is based on Ellen’s newest book, The New Heirloom Garden, that is coming out in February 2021. Learn how to grow something new that is old, and revel in growing your own seeds to sow each year in your own garden, and to share with friends. Be inspired to plant varieties that add forgotten charm to your own heirloom garden and serve up good food.
Ellen’s lecture will be presented on Zoom to continue to guarantee the safety of our guests and members. The link to the meeting can be found right here on the day of the meeting.
Upcoming Speakers for the 2020-2021 Season:
- January 21, 2021 – Joseph Tychonievich – Confessions of a Plant Nerd – https://www.josephgardens.com/
- February 18, 2021 – Rodger Phillips, Sub Edge Farm – Farming the Land: Seven Years Growing on a Diversified Farm – https://www.subedgefarm.com/
- March 18, 2021 – Karen Perkins – Epimediums: Jewels of the Shade – https://www.epimediums.com/
- April 15, 2021 – Leslie Duthie – Fronds with Benefits: Ferns from the Wild to the Garden – https://www.norcrosswildlife.org/
- May 20, 2021 – Tom Christopher – Nature into Art: The Gardening Lessons of Wave Hill – https://www.gardenrant.com/author/thomas-christopher
- June 17, 2021 – Gordon Hayward – The Inevitable Garden – https://www.haywardgardens.com/
Past Speakers from the 2020-2021 Season:
Karen Bussolini has been a gardener all her life. She trained as a painter and was an architectural photographer before specializing in garden photography, writing, speaking and eco-friendly garden coaching/design. She is a NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association) Accredited Organic Land Care Professional. Her garden has been featured in many publications, including Anne Raver’s feature, “A Hillside of Feisty Beauties” in The New York Times. Karen will show you how gifted gardeners across the country put plants together in exciting ways. You’ll see how experts use color, texture, form and other elements to harmonize or contrast. Explore building on this basic visual vocabulary to create lively conversations, more complex schemes. Once we dig into plants that move or appear to move you will know how get your garden not just talking, but dancing with delight. Jazzing Up the Garden with Color, Contrast and Movement teaches simple, intuitive ways to combine plants that new or experienced gardeners can apply to amp up excitement in your garden.
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Joann Vieira is the statewide Director of Horticulture for the Trustees of Reservations. Founded in 1891, the Trustees is the nation’s first and the state of Massachusetts’s largest conservation and preservation organization. Among the nearly 120 properties protected by the Trustees there are significant and treasured historic landscapes and gardens, including 11 public gardens. Join us from the comfort and safety of your own home, to hear Joann’s suggestions on gardening to attract birds to your garden. Her presentation – Designing for Birds – will be livestreamed and you can watch from your computer, iPad, or phone.
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