This year’s theme, “The Charm of Spring,” was certainly apparent at the CT Flower & Garden Show. Walking through the doors made all the snow and cold disappear for a while as the smell, color and sounds of spring filled the senses.
Early Thursday, before the show opened and displays were identified, judges Joan Stubenrauch, Cheryl Marino and Justine Ramsey stood ready to scrutinize each display for its educational value, horticultural inspiration, overall design, and use of interesting plant material.
All the landscape displays were well-done and a joy to see, however, one stood out as the CT Hort Best-in-Show. Surprisingly, it is the same nursery that was the recipient of the award last year – Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery. Located in Woodbury, Earth Tones is owned by Lisa and Kyle Turoczi. Lisa is a Landscape Designer and Kyle has a degree in Environmental Science, is a Wetlands Ecologist and a Certified Soil Scientist. Visit www.earthtonesnatives.com to learn more about this amazing native nursery.
A membership to CT Hort is granted as part of this award. Please join me in welcoming Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery to CT Hort – FOR YET ANOTHER YEAR! – and congratulating them for a job well-done.