Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Joyce Poeger's lavender Garden

Here are some of the photos taken of Joyce Poger’s magnificent garden. Besides her exquisite lavender, there are so many unique selections of plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs that are arranged so beautifully. I especially enjoyed the lovely rain garden of perennials in the backyard and a tree that looked and felt as soft as cotton candy.

The beauty of your garden has lifted our spirits. Thank you for sharing with us Joyce.


Karen Brown, Vice-President & Secretary
The Horticulture Club of Newtown







Annual picnic and potluck Victory Garden 7/17/2020 @ 5:00 pm

Hello Members,

It has been a very long time since we have had a meeting and we are so glad that the state of CT is improving and reducing its Covid-19 cases and has opened the state in Phase II.  Phase II allows for outside gatherings to take place with up to 50 people.  So, we are going ahead and holding our Annual Pick and Picnic this Friday at the Victory Garden.  (see details below).  To keep our social distance, I ask that everyone bring a folding chair, and of course a face mask, and if you do not feel well please do not attend!

Due to these circumstances I ask to PLEASE RSVP if you are attending, so we have a head count for the evening event.  

The club will provide the paper goods and beverages as usual, and if you wish to bring something to share; I ask that you package it in a safe way for others before bringing, or bring store made items.  If you do not wish to share please bring your own picnic food for yourself. 

There are tools in the shed, and rows will be marked where volunteers need assistance with their row.  

I am really looking forward to our first meeting of the year, and seeing all of you again.  I really, really hope that if you are healthy and able you will attend the meeting.  I will have yearbooks for those who never got one, and hopefully we maybe able to reschedule some of our events for later this year.

Again, please RSPV to me or Karen so we have a head count, I HOPE TO SEE AS MANY OF YOU AS POSSIBLE THERE!

P.S. The Weather looks to be nice and cooler on Friday evening, perfect for a night outdoors.   

Thank you!

Tammara Schriefer-President
203-733-4670 (text or call for RSVP)

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 www.agardenobserved.com

 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 ......