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 […]
News of interest to the gardeners and nature lovers of Connecticut.
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 […]
Native Plant Trust, the nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on New England’s native plants, has planned a live virtual Author Book Talk Series featuring top plant scientists and landscape designers discussing their newest publications. The series will run through October 2021 and feature renowned experts Darrel Morrison, Jonathan Drori, Ellen […]
The NOFA Summer Conference is starting soon! Virtual workshops run July 30-August 6. This year you’ll have access to ALL workshops live and recorded, so you won’t have to choose between learning about soil remediation or blueberries — nutrient cycling, or chicken coop design. Attend every workshop at your own pace. New this year: Spanish language […]
An unidentified disease has been killing songbirds in the southern, mid-Atlantic states, and mid-west states. Here are 7 key things Connecticut residents need to know. 1. Has the disease reached Connecticut?It’s unclear. We’ve heard reports of dead birds, especially in the Milford and Hartford areas. But reports of birds with the same symptoms as those […]
UConn Extension is hosting the 6th Annual Bug Month virtually in July. Keep checking the website to see what’s buzzing! We’ll be posting butterfly and moth descriptions as well as fact sheets on problem bugs such as the Emerald Ash Borer and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Go to https://bugs.uconn.edu to learn all about it
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