Monday, May 11, 2020

(Planting Impatiens at the Meeting House in Newtown, CT)

(Planting Impatiens at the Meeting House in Newtown, CT)

We are looking for 5 volunteers to help with planting and sprucing up the flower beds. We're considering meeting on Wednesday, May 20th at 1 pm, and we will of course practice social distancing and any other measures to ensure utmost safety. 

If you'd like to participate, please contact Tammara McMahon, our club president.

Monday, March 2, 2020

CANCELLED WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE March 12, 2020 meeting Melanie Boyer book "A Garden Observed"

The Newtown Horticulture Club Meeting; March 12th,2020 at 7 pm, the lower level of the Newtown Meeting house, presents:

Melanie Boyer, Gardener, Farmer and Sister to Newtown Horticulture Club member Bridgette Shaffer, and intriguing new garden book called on composting called " A Garden Observed" 

Pennsylvania gardener and self-published author Melanie Boyer will be sharing with The Horticulture Club of Newtown about efficient composting. She will be talking about compost’s power, how it effects soil structure and can amend the soil. She will be connecting composting’s’ value to her book A Garden Observed: Cultivating a Life. The book is a coffee-table devotional focused on garden wisdom connected to the story of Eden.
Melanie worked with Tao Landscape Co.  for 15 years and lead a volunteer ministry called  Garden Circle for 10 years in Somerset, Pennsylvania. More information is available through her website

 Refreshments, Q&A and Book signing after presentation.  

Members who purchase her book at this meeting will receive a $10.00 discount.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

2019 Annual meeting and potluck supper

So much food, plants....
Great meeting, plus members made holiday potpourri and pomanders.

Election of officers:
President and Treasurer

Tammara McMahon-Schriefer

Vice President and Secretary
Karen Brown

Financial report will be given in the near future.  Plants were sold at this meeting with proceeds going to holiday party and future activities.

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