Our Programs

 2021

Our programs are offered primarily for our members, and are held in conjunction with our monthly business meeting; however, non-members are welcome to attend as guests. If an event interests you, and you would like to attend, please get in touch and we will provide location and other details including Zoom details. This enables you to choose whether you wish to come for the program only, or also for the members’ meeting.

Contact us for program details

February 23, 1pm via Zoom

Last year’s opening meeting was a wonderful time of socializing, sharing and swapping, and we had hoped to repeat it this year. Instead, we are going forward with a COVID-19 modification.

  1. We will have an introduction to the Zoom Format. Those who have worked with it will have a chance to share their expertise with the rest of the Club.
  2. Sharing Time (suggested topics):
  •  What was your favorite plant (s) of 2020?
  •  Do you have a new, or old favorite, gardening tool?
  •  Is there anything new, or interesting about your garden you would like to share?
  •  Anything garden related?
  1. Committee Plans
  •  Committees will bring us up to date on what they have planned
  •  Opportunities to sign up for trips, Plant Sale Committee, Village Green, etc.

We can do this folks!!!

March 16, 7pm via Zoom

“The Garden Tourist ”             Joan Butler & Jana Milbocker

Joan and Jana will show us the best public gardens in the Northeast to visit for inspiration.  We will learn about each garden’s highlights, ideal times to visit and enjoy a visual tour of each destination.  It will be a 45 min presentation followed by 15 min of questions and answers.

http://www.enchantedgardensdesign.com

 

April 20, 7pm via Zoom

“Peonies”

Cricket Hill has a series of short videos with Dan Furman

https://www.treepeony.com/blogs/peonies

  • Site Selection and Soil Prep for Peonies
  • How to Plant Tree Peonies
  • How to Plant Herbaceous and Intersectional Peonies                          

We plan to view each online video, holding relevant discussions between them.  Come prepared to share helpful hints about peonies, as well as questions.   (I’m sure one of our fellow gardeners will be able to answer your peony question.)

 

 

 

August 17, 7pm via Zoom

“Wildflowers”                                                         Margery Winters

Margery is the Assistant Director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature in Canton.  She will speak on Connecticut’s myriad collection of wildflowers.  We will discover why they bloom in the spring, where to find them, how they got their names and what makes these plants so special. (This presentation was originally scheduled  for Sptemebr 2020 as an in-person event.)