Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Healing Benefits of Herbs with Barrie Sachs

What an amazing evening, so much to know about herbs and all their uses.  We even got to experience crystal massages, listen to tibetan bowls as we sipped wonderful teas.
Be sure to visit Barrie at her store in Sherman, CT












Saturday, June 22, 2019

The President's garden the "McMahon-Schreifer" gardens (6/2019)

What a wonderful June

meeting spending time seeing Tammara's garden and seeing her skills with such abundant results.  History, information on plants, great food, ending the night with raffles.

Inspiring ......




















Friday, May 10, 2019

Rain gardens with Cynthia Rabinowitz

Cynthia Rabinowitz, Executive Director of the Northwest Conservation District, offered a program on the multiple benefits of a Rain Garden and techniques required to create one in the home yard.
 
The Northwest Conservation District (NWCD) is a local environmental non-profit 501c 3) organization serving 34 municipalities in northwestern Connecticut.  They support the sustainable use of resources and energy; promote ecosystem, watershed and open space planning; and offer advice on the benefits of Low Impact Development techniques.

Cynthia Rabinowitz
Where to place your rain garden


great website to use for rain gardens/gardening
Depth of garden is 6" to 8"



Sunday, May 5, 2019

2019 Annual Gardening Gurus Trade and Swap

Dottie potted these wonderful begonias
















This is the 9th annual Gardening Gurus plant and swap in conjuction with Newtown Horticulture Club and Trinity Productions.   It is so much fun to  attend and what you can learn about plants and gardening as we expand and recreate our gardens.. We were under the pavilion at Dickenson Park, Newtown so weather is never a problem.

We are all excited to see our new items thrive. See you Spring 2020 at this wonderful swap! 

If anyone would like white pine trees let Cindy know

Mike say's turtles will love this ground cover need they name of it again

Anise hyssop and ferns, plus more


Wonderful gardening books


Holly Hock seeds

Grasses, hydranga even Russian Sage

Friday, April 12, 2019

Fast and easy seed sowing with Kris Atwood

Long time club member Kris Atwood has been studying seed propagation and  shared her knowledge and discussed tips and techniques she learned from a professional Seed Sowing Workshop.  Kris also provided demos, now let's hope  growing our own plants from seeds  is now a breeze.


items to use

diagram of how seeds go into pot


mixing the potting mix


tamping down the material

where Kris orders some of her items, she made her own tamper with styrofoam

heat mats


love this garden shoes

love the  design  used on these plates