Join us for one of our most popular family activities! We will provide the carving tools, the pumpkins, our ever-charming Potting Shed ambiance and friendly volunteer staff. As always, we’ll offer two afternoons (choose either Monday, October 21st or Tuesday, October 22nd from 4 to 5:30 pm) of carving, followed by an evening Pumpkin Stroll (Wednesday October 23rd from 6 to 7 pm) where we award each pumpkin special accolades, offer apple cider and treats, games and a chance for the kids to see their creations all aglow. Continue reading“Carvathon Returns!”
The Rowayton Gardeners invite you to an intimate and inspiring evening at the Potting Shed featuring Laurie Lisle, author of Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life on Tuesday, September 24th, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Autumn is a magical time of year at the Potting Shed and we are pleased to offer you a truly unique opportunity to spend an evening with us exploring the connection between growing things and living a life. Continue reading“Author Laurie Lisle at the Potting Shed”
When Toronto-based documentary filmmaker Andrew Nisker’s father, Harold, who was always the picture of health, fell ill with a Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, he was heart-broken and perplexed and then alarmed at what he learned. Exposure to pesticides is a marker of the disease and the only place his father could have been exposed was at the golf course. His film, “GroundWar: When Playing Fields become Battlefields,” takes viewers on Nisker’s journey as he talks with health experts, golf industry representatives, environmental advocates and family members of cancer victims in an effort to raise awareness about the use of pesticides and their dangers on playing fields.Continue reading“Ground War: When Fields of Greens Are Not Fields of Dreams”
A recent issue of Garden Gate Magazine includes a look at some beneficial insects you actually want living in your garden because they eat the bad bugs. Learn to identify and attract them.
Enjoy this lengthy, detailed and illustrated article from the Nature Conservancy as they “explore the intimate connections plants and pollinators depend on for survival and how this understanding can enhance our own efforts when gardening for wildlife.” See the full article here.