This week we have a special emphasis on gardening with kids. Come by to get some kid-friendly ways to get everyone out in the garden!
We will also be focusing on container gardening, which is a great way to garden with kids as well as a perfect way to brighten up a spot or showcase your favorite plants!
This workshop will show you how to coax earlier flowers and fresh leaves from branches that are still in the midst of their winter sleep.
Explore the River, The tour begins with complimentary tea in the Pavilion. Grace Farms River Walk.
Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
Please Note: I have asked for special focus on the gardens and water conservation system and lunch there is wonderful.
Garden Club members will host OGS parents as we plant the containers in the Secret Garden. Please lend a hand bringing plants to the garden, receiving the plant delivery, and freshening up the soil. The plants will be a mix of colorful perennials, tropicals, and bedding plants. All will be placed in containers in that shady area.
FGCCT will conduct official business of the organization, enjoy the company of fellow Connecticut gardeners and to hear a program or presentation. Karen Bussolini, nationally renowned garden photographer, writer, speaker, and eco-friendly garden coach, will present “Naturescape Your Yard.”
EcoBeneficial Gardening for Spring
Your yard is more than a combination of trees, shrubs and perennials: it’s a complex system where all living things are connected, which contributes to species diversity by attracting and supporting more birds, butterflies and beneficial insects.
Kim Eierman, founder of EcoBeneficial, a horticulture consulting and communications company, will explain how design choices, plant selection, and maintenance practices can make a huge difference in creating a beautiful, healthy ecosystem.
The Role of Wetlands and Their Impact on Long Island Sound and Flooding and Coastal Resources
Our well-known town employees, Katie DeLuca, Director of P and Z, and Patricia Sesto, Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Director, will take a team approach to this multifaceted subject that affects us all. Attend and become more informed.
Q and A session to follow.
Guests are welcome
Members and their guests: Innis Arden Cottage
Learn how to grow our horticulture challenge! We will be learning how to force bulbs and grow avocado from seed. We will also have some of our favorite seeds and (almost) foolproof trays for anyone who can grow seedlings for our plant sale.
Real Flowers Preserved to Last
For 20 years, Barbra Scott has been designing arrangements for celebrities and corporation with preserved flowers that look as if they were just cut from the garden. Barbra will share her preserving techniques, create an arrangement and show pictures of her work.