• Items of Interest: Tick Tubes and “Beyond Blades of Grass editorial”

    Posted on June 20, 2017 by in General Information

    Robin provided suggestions for taming ticks at the June board meeting: #1 After gardening toss your clothes in the bathtub and ticks crawl towards a white surface- then kill the ticks #2 toss your clothes in the dryer on high for 10-15 minutes to be sure they are dead #3 the article below describes a […]

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  • End of Year Luncheon at Marci Martin’s

    Posted on June 20, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    We had a magnificent luncheon at Marci Martin’s beautiful rose garden on June 19th.  The storms held off, the roses were in peak form and the food and company was amazing.  Marci gave us a tour of her gardens along with a few of her rose care hints, including: Sprinkle milky spore ONCE in late July […]

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  • Field Trip to Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, June 8-10

    Posted on June 13, 2017 by in Hort Trip

    A wonderful time was had on the Maine Trip. Thursday’s stop on the way up was in Portland where we had a Thai Lunch and visited the gardens at the Wadsworth-Longfellow house.  A wonderful example of what can be grown in a small mostly shady area.               We arrived at the Ocean […]

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  • Preparing for the plant sale (potting up plants and items for tag sale)

    Posted on April 27, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Suggestions for digging and potting your plants to donate to plant sale: Put crumpled newspaper in bottom of pots to keep soil from washing out and adding moisture and some bulk. Shorter pots are better than tall since they don’t use as much soil Start potting early so plants are established and strong and look […]

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  • Hort trip to Laurel Ridge Narcissus on April 20th

    Posted on April 27, 2017 by in Hort Trip

    Members had a hort trip to Laurel Ridge Narcissus in Litchfield on April 20th.           

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    Arrangers “Tips and Tricks” on April 22

    Posted on April 27, 2017 by in Arrangers

    Several club members learned hints and tricks of flower arranging and how to make a hand bouquet at the last arrangers workshop of the 2016-2017 year.  

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  • Hints for Gardening in Containers from Susan Pelton on April 17th

    Posted on April 25, 2017 by in Meeting

    Susan Pelton from UConn Home and Garden Center shared with us some hints and tricks for getting the most out of our containers. She first discussed “WHY” plant in containers: Containers bring new color, new life and beauty into ANY location.  Designs can be simple – with containers of only one plant or more complicated […]

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  • Member Interest: National Park Senior Pass fee increasing in 2017

    Posted on April 19, 2017 by in General Information

    The lifetime National Park Senior pass price will be increasing from $10 to $80 “sometime” in 2017.  It can be purchased by those 62 years of age or older.  The closest place to Simsbury to get one is at Colebrook River Lake.  I called them to get information: They are open Monday-Friday 7:00-3:30.  There are only 2 […]

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    Pond House Food and Flowers, April 6th 2017

    Posted on April 15, 2017 by in Events

    Several members enjoyed a wonderful lunch and demonstration at the Pond House in Elizabeth Park on April 6th.  Sandra Lamo owner of A Special Place Floral Design Studio, and Louis Lista owner of the Pond House Café, demonstrated how to creatively use color when working with food & flowers.  A portion of each ticket sold was […]

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  • Floral Arrangements presented to Metro Bis

    Posted on March 31, 2017 by in Meeting

    As a “Thank You” from SGC to Chris Prosperi for his wonderful presentation at our herb luncheon, Janet designed and arranged a pair of beautiful silk arrangements that Chris and Courtney could use at Metro Bis and for their catering events. She chose flowers with a vintage feel, playing on the soft greens and creams Courtney […]

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