Christmas Market 2015!


Rowayton Gardeners’ sought-after Christmas Market will be held Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Avenue in Rowayton.

Crowd-pleasing selections for holiday decorating include more than 100 unique, high-quality, Frasier fir, hand-decorated wreaths, terrariums, expertly designed table arrangements, delightful gifts, and a wide-ranging Silent Auction. New this year, Santa Claus arrives at 11:30 for photo-taking opportunities, so shoppers should bring their children and cameras to capture memories.

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Fall Lawn Care


Even if you have only a small plot of sod, you still want it to look its best and be free of problems. The cool-season grasses (bluegrasses, perennial ryegrass, and fescues) grown in the northern half of the United States need more care now than warm-season grasses (bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, and St. Augustine). According to Organic Life, whichever type of grass you have, there are some steps you should take this fall to ensure a healthy, green lawn next spring.  See their timely prescription here.

Christmas Market Workshops


The 2015 Christmas Market will take place on December 5th from 10 am to 1 pm and our Gardener elves are hard at work to create the best sale ever!  Join in the fun at one of the many workshops scheduled, and please call Chair Frani Taylor if you have questions.  All are welcome and materials will be provided.  The full schedule is below:

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Spring Flower Show Prep


Next spring, the Gardeners will be collaborating with the Rowayton Historical Society to present a small standard flower show at Pinkney House.  In preparation, we’ll start publishing helpful hints and directions for all who plan to participate in March.  First up?  Notes about flowering houseplants and forcing bulbs.

November Hort Report


Our Horticulture Chair, Carol Giunta, has the following gardening tips for November:  Sanitation, sanitation, sanitation! Does this sound like a repeat of last month? It is! After researching good task ideas, you will do your yard the biggest favor by staying on top of leaf raking chores. Not only do diseases and pests overwinter in leaf debris, but voles and mice love the cover of leaves to wreak havoc on roots and tender stems. The better your yard is cleaned up, the better you’ll have thwarted problems for next year!

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