And so it grows...

Watertown Garden Club

2014 Scholarships were awarded to:
Shannon McFarland and
Miranda Squillace!

 

Today's Hot Topics:
Monarchs
Polinators

 


 

2016 WGC Meeting and Event Notes:

November 10, 2016, 1:30 p.m. Connecticut's Best Crop: Using Stone in the Garden, Brid Craddock, Growing Solutions, LLC

Brid is actively involved in sustainable landscape design, planting and masonry construction. She has been designing landscapes, perennial gardens and wetland areas for over a decade. She became expert in fine gardening through working with Sydney Eddison in her extensive perennial gardens. Currently Brid is a full time lead landscape designer with Growing Solutions, LLC. Pictures of her work may be seen here.

October 13, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. "The Bear Realty", by Felicia Ortner, Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast.

February 11, 2016, Noon Business Meeting 12:30 p.m.

March 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Cutting Propagation for the Home Gardener, Adam Wheeler, Propagation and Plant Development Manager at Broken Arrow Nursery

Adam presented a detailed and informative lecture that explored the world of cutting propagation. Adam discussed the essential concepts and skills required to grow plants from cuttings at home. In addition he demonstrated how to construct a simple home propagation system suitable for growing a diversity of plants using common materials.

April 14, 2016, 1:30 p.m. Weather Myths and Mysteries, Meteorologist Art Horn

In 2005 Mr. Horn started his business, The "Art" of Weather. He developed entertaining and informative PowerPoint programs about weather and presented these to a wide variety of audiences across New England. Art has spoken at conventions and annual meetings bringing insight and humor to thousands of people over the last 10 years.

May 12, 2016, 1:30 p.m. Singing Leaves, The Songs and Stories of the Night Singing Insects, John Himmelman

It begins in April with the calling of the spring Field Crickets. By late summer the night chorus of insects has reached its crescendo, dominating the aural tapestry of field, yard and forest. The songs then fade gradually until we're left with the lone sputtery trill of the Carolina Cricket playing us into winter...This 50 minute presentation introduces the audience to the creators of the insect songs we have all heard since children. It is illustrated with Himmelman's photos and accompanied by his recordings made in the field and studio. A sample of the topics covered:
  • Where to find the Crickets & Katydids
  • Keeping them as pets (bringing their song indoors!)
  • Why/how they sing
  • Fun stories

May 28, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Annual Plant Sale Flagpole Park (between Library and Annex) rain or shine!

June 9, 2016, 12:30 p.m. Business Meeting

July 14, 2016 Garden Luncheon with Hostess, Roberta Jacovino This event is only open to members. Roberta leads attendees on an informative tour of her extensive gardens. Please become a member, so you can enjoy this event.

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