“I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” Alice Sebold

March 27       Mitchell Rand Ball Horticultural.  Burpee Seeds, Wave Petunias and Knock Out Roses are just a few of the many brands that are part of Ball Horticultural. Ball representative Mitchell Rand will give us an overview of the company and what they do, as well as a glimpse of what we can expect to see in garden centers this year. He will also answer your gardening questions.  (www.ballhort.com)
March 27       Garden catalog swap.  Bring one, take one.
April 24           Robert Herman – The Perennial Palette.  With so many plants to choose from, how can we be sure of creating a successful garden design?  Robert, who was a Director at White Flower Farm and other famous gardens, will show us various examples of wonderful combinations for different situations. (www.Plantsman.us)
May 4            Plant Sale - Enfield Senior Center,
8:00am - 12 Noon
May 22          Nancy Smith - Mountain Meadow Daylilies in Somers.  Nancy has been growing daylilies for many years.  She will share what she has learned and how to grow and care for this plant with so many variations.
June 26         Susan Pelton – UConn Home & Garden Education Center.  Shade gardens present some interesting challenges for home gardeners. Come learn about choosing plants that will flourish in the varying degrees of shade in our yards and how to care for them. Note:  This meeting will be held at the Enfield Town Hall, Enfield Room (on the lower level). 

July 24          Barbara Austin – Stone Walls and Their Stories.  History can be found in the foundations of stone walls. Plants growing next to the walls, artifacts found by the walls, and even the types of rocks tell the story. Barbara will bring artifacts, rocks and colonial plants for a hands-on experience.
August          Garden Tour or Event
Sept. 18         Rich Bartoes – Hydrangeas.  Rich Bartoes is a sales representative for Hopewell Nursery located in NJ, and has previously worked for Imperial Nurseries in Granby for 15 years. Rich lives in Granby, CT and is a former Garden Center owner. He will discuss the proper planting and growing techniques and general care of the many varieties of hydrangeas that are commonly grown in New England.
Sept. 18         Members Plant Exchange
Oct. 23          Maureen Heidtmann - Bats and Owls, Creatures of the Night.  These night flyers are beneficial to gardeners and the earth in many ways. Maureen is a certified animal rescuer and will share her experience and knowledge of these mysterious nocturnal animals.
Nov. 20          Members Holiday Workshop,
6pm - Enfield Senior Center
Dec. 4            Holiday Gathering and Installation of Officers

  The public is invited to attend all of our
 guest speaker events

Meetings are held at 6:30 pm in the Café

at the

St. Joseph’s Residence, 1635 Enfield St. (Rte.5), Enfield, CT  (unless otherwise noted)

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Membership:  860-745-3578
Programs:  860-874-2581

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