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News of interest to the gardeners and nature lovers of Connecticut.
Hollister House Garden presents Fall “Barn Talks” Lecture Series, starting this Saturday with “Putting Your Garden to Bed.” This Saturday, September 18, Daryl Beyers, author of The New Gardener’s Handbook, returns to Hollister House Garden to share his expertise on what you can do this fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring. Learn techniques to improve soil quality, […]
Mid to late September is a great time to add accent plants, like vivid mums and stary asters, that will provide autumn colors in the landscape. Use them along with cool-colored ornamental cabbages and kales to replace bedraggled annuals in containers as well. Lawns can be renovated or repaired between late August and mid- September […]
How do you know what you can still plant in late August? Natureworks’ own Nancy DuBrule-Clemente has created a Vegetable Crop Timing Handout to guide you. “If you are planting seeds, look on the package for the “days to maturity.” If it says 45 or less, you are good to go! Will row covers add […]
As summer fades into fall we have invited some of the premier growers in New England to set up shop at Hollister House Garden. This is a special opportunity to purchase choice plants from Broken Arrow Nursery, David Burdick Bulbs, Cricket Hill Garden, Falls Village Flower Farm, Issima and McCue Gardens.Enjoy a glass of wine […]
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) in cooperation with USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) announce the detection of the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker), at a single retail nursery in Connecticut on boxwood imported from a nursery in Ontario, Canada. As of May 27, 2021, APHIS had […]