Living in the Garden

By Susan Bergen I spend a bit of time every day observing my garden and the natural woods surrounding my home. While I started out focusing on flowers and greenery, I soon realized that plants were only half the story. Gardens are complex living habitats where plants and all manner of creatures form mutual dependencies.   I photograph what I see at ground level – up close and personal, so to speak – then I research each subject to gain a better understanding of how our ecosystems work.     Below is a collection of essays which I have recently published in our club’s newsletter. Click on the link to read. Spicebush Swallow Purple Coneflower Potter Wasps Partridge Berry     

New Canaan in Bloom a big success!

The Town of New Canaan was awash with beautifully creative flower arrangements over the weekend of October 7th – 9th, 2016 to celebrate the fourth New Canaan In Bloom event! Twenty nine stores up and down Elm Street welcomed 52 members of the New Canaan Garden to beautify their store windows,showcase artistic floral design ideas, and to say ‘thank you’ to our wonderful community.      Continue Reading →

Reestablishing the Boxwood Parterre Gardens at Waveny

Buy your tickets NOW for the New Canaan In Bloom party and auction this coming Friday, October 7th at the home of Tracy and Joe Merrill at 726 Weed Street from 6:30 to 8:30pm. All auction profits and donations will go towards the reestablishment of the Boxwood Parterre Gardens at Waveny. If you are unable to attend and would like to be a part of the restoration of the gardens, please send donations to: Pamela Randon at 38 Main Street or click on the donate button below.  Thank you!      

Meet The New 2016 Provisional Class

Each fall we welcome a new group of talented and fabulous women from our community to become a part of the New Canaan Garden Club. This year we have a particularly diverse and skilled class.   Click here to see photographs of these women, read their biographies and begin to put faces with the names of the 2016 Provisional Class — we know you will all give them a warm welcome!     

Welcome Back!

Our 2016/17 season will kick off on September 14th with speaker Shanyn Siegel and a fascinating discussion of conserving and promoting America’s culturally diverse, but endangered food crop heritage for future generations. Author of The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving, Shanyn is a sought-after speaker and 2016 recipient of the prestigious American Horticultural Society Book Award.     

Waveny Walled Garden

Members were hard at work last week dividing and transplanting at the Waveny Walled Garden. Thank you to everyone for their time and effort to make this civic project a town treasure!