Grand Central Terminal 2017

January 19th was warm and boasted blue skies as we set off on our annual field trip – this year to Grand Central! Our tour was terrific, the logistics worked out ahead of time guided us flawlessly from the RCC to Darien/Metro North and then via the subway and shuttle to Lilly’s for a glorious lunch and back again. Great thanks to Amy, Charlotte, Linda and Lilly – check out the photos!

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Fooling With Flowers Returns March 31st!

On Friday, March 31st, we will present an encore of last year’s “Fooling With Flowers!” This program was wildly popular at its debut, so register soon! Up to 15 kids (ages 8 years and up) will enjoy a fun & artistic approach to floral design with this great hands-on workshop, orchestrated by Potting Shed friend and floral guru, Justin Cox. Students will design & create their very own spring floral arrangement to take home.

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Hypertufa & Succulents Workshops – a Tufa Twofer

Part I of this 2-part series will take place (weather permitting) on March 21st. You can make your own containers for plants (the process is gloriously messy and magical, so wear appropriate clothing!). Part II of this wonderful workshop duo will take place on April 18th. Participants will enjoy a talk by one of the New York City’s foremost names in floral design for the past 22 years, Trish O’Sullivan.  With her guidance, they will then fill their Hypertufa containers with soil and gorgeous plants – container ingredients and planting material for one container (you may make more than one pot or trough, if you like) are included in the $60 member/$65 non-member price for both sessions.

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An Evening with Farmer Eva Sommaripa and Cookbook Author Didi Emmons

Green thumbs, cooks and foodies are all invited to a special lecture and slideshow at the Rowayton Community Center highlighting Emmons’s third cookbook, Wild Flavors, an IACP cookbook about Eva’s Garden, a certified organic farm, founded and run by Eva in South Dartmouth, MA. The talk on Monday, February 13th, at 7 pm is co-sponsored by the Rowayton Gardeners and the Rowayton Library.

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Horticulture’s List of Gardening Fiction

Horticulture Magazine says, “What better way to wile away the winter than by sinking into a great novel that includes plenty of garden and plant imagery and maybe a gardening protagonist, too? Here are some of our favorite works of fiction in which gardens and gardeners play a role (click here).”