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.
Helping create a healthy and beautiful landscape that is water-wise and chemical-free.
Sustainable Greenwich's (a partnership initiative of the Greenwich Conservation Commission) workshop includes talks on healthy soil, avoiding harsh chemicals, water conservation, and several different discussions on compost and feeding the soil.
This looks like a great session for anyone who wants a beautiful garden that isn't a chemical soup. You can register online.
Speaker: Simplifying Your Garden
Do you love to garden but find that the landscape you’ve created is too much work for you to handle? You are not alone! With more than twenty-five years of hands-on gardening experience, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services in Northford, CT, will help you to get a handle on the process of simplifying or possibly downsizing your gardens to accommodate your changing physical abilities or other realities. Determine your wants and needs and formulate asystematic approach to making the decisions necessary so your yard is a livable space for years to come. Begin enjoying your gardens again!
Dividing Your Perennials
This week we have a special emphasis on dividing and propagating plants. This is a great time of year to insure that next summer is even more beautiful than this year. It's also the best way to get free plants, and makes it easier to plant spring blooming bulbs!