Superior Plants for Connecticut Gardens
Our annual meeting with Riverside Garden Club.
What makes a plant truly garden worthy? With more than twenty-five years of hands-on gardening experience, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services in Northford, CT, will explain to you what plants she thinks are the best and why. You will expand your plant palette and learn to ask the right questions when deciding on varieties of perennials, shrubs, ornamental grasses and vines for your own garden.
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.
Your Horticulture Specimen
Members and their guests are welcomed to our workshop on how to identify, condition, groom, and exhibit your horticulture specimen.
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.
Members and their guests: time and place to be determined!
Learn how to grow our horticulture challenge! We will have a horticulture challenge for each and every member. Come and find about the challenges and how you can succeed.
Valentine's Arrangements at McArdle's Florist
Our host, James McArdle, will have one of his designers create a small, a medium, and a large arrangement with Valentine’s Day in mind. The arrangements will be raffled off.
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
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.