“New Perennials: A Love Story” with Deborah Chud (Virtual)

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“New Perennials:  A Love Story” is a personal introduction to the design principles of the New Perennialists, who gave rise to the hottest gardening trend in the world today—naturalistic landscaping.  In the US, their influence can be seen in New York’s High Line, Chicago’s Lurie Garden, the Oudolf Meadow at Delaware Botanic Gardens, and Oudolf …

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A Visit to Chile Feb. 27-March 8

Experience the majesty and culture of Chile with Garden and Nature Tours with C. Colston Burrell, Friendship Tours, The Minnesota State Horticultural Society and Meme Larivière. Join us for an unforgettable autumnal journey of discovery to magnificent and varied landscapes, gracious private gardens, monumental public parks, museums, wineries and spectacular scenery.

Grafting Dwarf Conifers with Kevin Wilcox–March 4

CT Hort is delighted to present the workshop “Grafting Dwarf Conifers” with horticulturist Kevin Wilcox on Saturday, March 4 from 1:30-3:30 pm, at the Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street, West Hartford. Register here! Mr. Wilcox will teach participants how to successfully graft dwarf conifers, starting with a short slide presentation. Participants will prepare, cut and …

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Philadelphia Flower Show-March 8-10

Spaces still open for the Philly Flower Show trip Depart aboard a deluxe motor coach for three days, March 8-10, in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. We’ll be stopping at the brand new Faith & Liberty Discovery Center, the Museum of the American Revolution, the Barnes Foundation, and of course, the 194th Pennsylvania …

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“Poppies, Peacocks and Parterres—Gardens of Scotland” with Nancy Stevens (Virtual)

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From 17th century Renaissance parterres to a garden of cosmic speculation, gardener and author Nancy Stevens will fill us in on gardens from the likes of General Eisenhower and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and size up your garden wall status. You’ll learn about everything, from a 17th century Renaissance parterres to a garden of cosmic speculation; from …

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New Trip: The Garden Tourist’s Florida-March 26-30

Who wouldn‘t love this winter getaway tour of Florida’s East Coast, featuring Vizcaya, Morikami, Bonnet House, Fairchild Garden and more. Spend time with author Jana Milbocker (garden designer, speaker, and author of The Garden Tourist’s Florida. Make new friends during a five-day, four-night trip to venture through nine magnificent gardens, the Flagler Museum, an Art Deco Walking Tour, and more. Cost: $2,975 Double …

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“Nibbling on Natives in Your Back Yard and Beyond” with Russ Cohen

Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT

There’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers and others to utilize more native species in their landscaping, thanks to books like Doug Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Ho me, which extol the virtues of native plants over exotic ornamentals for attracting and sustaining beneficial insects. Yet, for some people, this alone may insufficient motivation to “go native.” The …

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SAVE THE DATE: CT Hort Spring Plant Sale & Auction May 5, 2023

Connecticut Horticultural Society’s 2023 Plant Sale & Auction is scheduled for Friday, May 5, at Bethany Covenant Church at 785 Mill Street in Berlin, CT. The sale and auction will include new and rare collections of plants and shrubs. The evening event kicks off with a plant sale and silent auction of unusual perennials, annuals, …

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“Healthy Plants, Indoor and Out” with Dr. Nick Goltz

Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT

Dr. Nick Goltz, the director of UConn’s Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, will introduce fundamental techniques of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the home gardener as well as tips and tricks on how to help any plants—from hardy CT natives to delicate tropical houseplants—live their best lives. Nick is the director of UConn's Plant Diagnostic Laboratory. He moved to Connecticut …

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