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A comprehensive list of events, workshops, discussions and garden club meetings can be found via Connecticut Gardener and Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.

“Natives for Foundation Plantings” discussion on May 22

Please join the Hardy Plant Society of New England, CT Chapter on Wed., May 22, for a Zoom-only presentation by Kathy Connolly on Natives for Foundation Plantings. Free for members, drop-ins welcome with a $10 admission.*** The meeting will start at 7:00 for chat and social time, with the talk at 7:15. In this one-hour Zoom presentation, she will first consider […]

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Save the date: CT ASLA’s Plant Program is July 31

Save the date for CTASLA’s annual full-day plant-focused program on July 31 at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Staton in New Haven.This program will provide tools for planting plans for Connecticut practitioners. Topics will include Carex – the best choices, plants that thrive in extreme conditions, tough trees for Connecticut, a refresher on soil testing, beach leaf disease,

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Hollister House featured in BHG

Congratulations to Hollister House for being featured in the May issue of Better Homes & Garden. The nine-page spread shares information about how homeowners can find inspiration in the Hollister House gardens, located in Washington, CT, as well as some history about the 1760 farmhouse that George Schoellkopf purchased 45 years ago and turned into

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Invasive Plants presentation on May 5

Rockfall Foundation will host Invasive Plants In Your Back Yard, an educational program and cleanup party, on May 5 (10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) at Rockfall Forest in Middlefield. Learn to identify and remove some of the more aggressive invasives in our state, including garlic mustard, barberry, Asian bittersweet, honeysuckle, privet, autumn olive, Japanese knotweed, multiflora rose, and winged euonymus.Click

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Native Plant Trust announces ninth annual Trillium Week, May 12-19

Native Plant Trust, the nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on NewEngland’s native plants, will celebrate its ninth annual Trillium Week at Garden in the Woods, its native plant botanic garden in Framingham, May 12-19, 2024. Trilliums have a unique beauty symbolically associated with honor, purity, and devotion. Although relatively

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Rutgers Online offers Botanical Products and Human Health course

Did you know that today 65-70% of the world’s population use traditional medicine as their primary source of healthcare, and 50% of new cancer and antibacterial drugs come from natural sources? If you are interested in botanicals and would like to learn about their history, discovery, development, and validation, as well as their diverse applications in modern society,

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