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ASLA Presents “An Instrumental Guide to Blending Music & Community”

ASLA’s Free PDH of the Month webinar is An Instrumental Guide to Blending Music & Community. Music parks benefit every member of the community, but few communities have a music program available and affordable to everyone. A permanent installation of instruments changes that. A simplified system allows anyone to play, regardless of training or ability, and …

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NY Botanical Garden presents landscape design series

The New York Botanical Garden is offering four interesting talks through its landscape design series. To learn more, go to nybg.org. Knockout Natives: Sam HoadleyLandscape Design Students & Alumni Series at NYBGTuesday, November 15; 1–2 p.m. | At the GardenSince 2002, Delaware’s Mt. Cuba Center has conducted research on which native plants and related cultivars …

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Holiday Tablescapes with Rachael Flame Nov. 10

The West Hartford Garden Club presents “Holiday Tablescapes with Rachael Flamme on Nov. 10 at noon at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue, W. Hartford. Rachael, a florist at Riverside Garden Center and Nursery in Collinsville, will demonstrate how to create a Thanksgiving tablescape and how to transition it to Christmas and/or Hanukkah. Free …

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Native Plant Trust to screen film Mardi & the Whites Oct. 15

Native Plant Trust, the nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on New England’s native plants, is pleased to announce that it will screen the documentary Mardi & the Whites on Saturday, October 15, at 3:30pm at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA.  A film made and directed by Paula Champagne, featuring …

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WH Garden Club presents “Current Trends in Floral Design” Oct. 6

The West Hartford Garden Club Meeting presents “Current Trends in Floral Design” with Sandra Lamo on Thursday, October 6 at noon. The presentation is at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford. Sandra Lamo is the owner of A Special Place Floral Design Studio in West Hartford. She will present the latest …

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Fall Plants Sales

Summer is already coming to the end—school supplies and Halloween merchandise are already stocked on retail shelves—but that doesn’t mean planting season is over! We’re compiling a list of plant sales you can go to stock up on bulbs, mums and more. If your club is planning a fall plant sale or you know of …

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Hollister House Garden Events in September

The Hollister House Garden presents the following event in September. Go to hollisterhousegarden.org for more information and to register. The Hollister House Garden is located at 300 Nettleton Hollow Road in Washington, CT. Call 860-868-2200.  September 10 4:00 pm – 6:30 pmCocktails and Preview Buying at the Sale of Rare and Unusual PlantsEnjoy cocktails, hors …

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The Sustainable Flowers Project—September 18-20

As a profession, floristry flies well below the radar of industries scrutinized for their environmental and social impact.  The unfortunate truth is that floristry does have widespread negative impact on our planet.  But there is hope and opportunity.  The Sustainable Flowers Project runs from Sept. 18-20 at Garden de Buis is a 3-day intensive, immersive, and creative …

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WH Garden Club to offer “Meditation Gardens” program Sept. 8

(Edit) The West Hartford Garden Club presents Meditation Gardens with Donna Katsuranis, Garden Coach, on September 8 at noon.  Learn how to make your garden into your personal sanctuary from a master gardener and ordained minister.There is a guest donation of $10. The talk will b held at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue, W. Hartford. …

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