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A big THANK YOU to the local clubs that support the Connecticut Horticultural Society. Visit their sites for more gardening adventures:
- Colchester Garden Club
- Connecticut Valley Garden Club
- Farmington Garden Club
- Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
- Gardeners of Simsbury
- Garden Club of Madison
- New Britain Garden Club
- Suffield Garden Club
- The West Hartford Garden Club
To satisfy your curious nature, you’ll find a number of interesting online horticultural programs, classes and tours listed here.
Weds. Feb. 17, 7:30 to 8:30 pm – Hardy Plant Society of New England CT Chapter presents Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery. Adam will discuss The Magical Witches of Winter: A Closer Look at the Genus Hamamelis. Open to members and guests. Click for additional details or to register.
Thurs. March 4, 1:00 p.m. – West Hartford Garden Club presents Margery Winters of Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton. She will present “Plants and Insects/Friends or Foes.” Learn fascinating new scientific findings on the relationships between plants and insects that should make us rethink some of our gardening practices.
Limited spaces available for this free Zoom presentation. Pre-register at www.WestHartfordGardenClub.org. You will receive a Zoom link a few days prior to the presentation. The club business meeting precedes the speaker. Please sign into Zoom at 12:50 pm in order to attend the 1:00 presentation.
Fri. & Sat., March 5-6 and Sat. March 13 – NOFA Virtual Winter Conference – Growing Our Community Through Essential Work. See Keynote Speaker Karen Washington’s address on March 5 with additional workshops taking place March 6 and 13. Click here for registration info.
Fri. March 5 to Sat. March 13 – Elizabeth Park Conservancy Spring Greenhouse Show. Free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One-day plant sale on Sat. March 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bulbs and plants may be paid for by credit card or check only. Sale helps support the Elizabeth Park Conservancy mission. Visitors are asked to bring their own trays, boxes or carts to carry their plant purchases. Included in the floral display are French hyacinths, Muscari, tulips, daffodils, amaryllis, scented geraniums, pansies, trellised sweet peas, culinary herbs, hanging baskets, and Spanish oregano, as well as a collection of house plants and succulents. Click for more info.
Sat. March 20, 9 a.m. – Connecticut Master Gardener Association (CMGA) VIRTUAL Garden Symposium: Gardening Any Time, Any Place Open to members and guests – $60 for CMGA members | $90 non-members. Click here for additional details.
Weds. March 24, 7:30 to 8:30 pm – The Hardy Plant Society of New England CT Chapter zoom presentation Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden by Bill Noble an author and garden designer from Norwich, VT. Open to members and guests. Click for additional details or to register.
Weds. May 26, 7:30 to 8:30 pm – The Hardy Plant Society of New England CT Chapter zoom presentation Natives for the gardener as well as the garden presented by Lisa Turoczi of Earth Tones LLC, Woodbury, CT. Open to members and guests. Click for additional details or to register.
ctnofa lists a number of interesting distance learning opportunities on their event calendar. Click here to review.
Native Plant Trust Online Educational Programming
The nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on New England’s native plants, offers an abundance of online courses in plant science. Click here for more information and to register.
The Trust has re-opened Garden in the Woods to the public with timed ticketing. Visit their website to purchase your advance ticket.
Rutgers University Home Gardeners School @Home Edition will air a series of one-hour online workshops. Continue learning from the comfort and safety of your home. Click for more info (including fees) or to register.
– Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Prepare for a Blossoming Spring
– Mar. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Seasonal Planting for Honey Bees
– Mar. 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Small Scale Queen Rearing
UConn Home & Garden Education Center (HGEC)
An invaluable horticultural information resource for novice and seasoned gardeners. At present, analysis of physical samples has been suspended but digital images can be sent to [email protected] along with description of symptoms or problems, and any other relevant information/questions.
UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) Blog https://blog.extension.uconn.edu/vegetable-gardening/
Here you’ll find an abundance of information on current topics from COVID to Vegetable Gardening. Check link regularly as content changes frequently.