A wealth of CONGRATULATIONS to NCGC member and former president Jane Gamber for her multiple wins at the Newport Flower Show in June! Jane’s fabulous succulent birdbath was awarded the Newport in Bloom Award (most exceptional entry in the Outdoor Container classes) and the National Garden Club Award in Horticulture (finest in the horticulture division). We are so proud of Jane and her impressive talents!
New Canaan Garden Club is one of ten New Canaan organizations that have pledged to become part of the Pollinator Pathway, a pesticide-free corridor of public and private properties that provide native pollinator-friendly plant habitats and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife.
The goats have arrived! Welcome Bella, Chalupa, Bo, Stewie, and Miss Bo Peep! The New Canaan Garden Club has partnered with the Town of New Canaan to bring goats to Irwin Park to help eradicate the highly invasive Japanese knotweed.
In support of the growing worldwide movement banning single-use plastic bags, the New Canaan Garden Club has produced reusable bags, which are available for purchase at Elm Street Books.
The New Canaan Garden Club and the New Canaan Beautification League held a joint program for their members at the New Canaan Library with celebrated lecturer, environmentalist, award-winning author and photographer, Ken Druse. Ken spoke to the group on his new book: “The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change”, focusing in on the challenges that have arisen due to our changing climate. Ken has been called the “guru of natural gardening”.
Holly Drinkuth, Director, Watershed and Connecticut Outreach Programs for The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, spoke to members of the New Canaan Garden Club regarding the Conservancy’s efforts and strategies to continue to restore and protect clean water and healthy habitats in and along Long Island Sound.
What is better than touring the Georgia O’Keeffe Show at the New York Botanical Garden? Going to the show on a beautiful fall day, and then having a personal culinary tour of the Little Italy of the Bronx, Arthur Avenue, afterwards!
Members of the New Canaan Garden Club standing next to the newly installed kiosk are (left to right) Muffy Lewis, Katie Stewart, current Garden Club President Ellen Zumbach, Becky Barlow and Judy Neville.