Thanks to Club Carpenter Michael Poler and Jim Ackerly who have just installed a handrail to the basement at the Potting Shed! The underground area provides newly cleaned and organized storage for hundreds of clay pots and other goodies we will be using in months to come. Stop by and have a look when you get a chance. Safety first!
Artist and Gardener Lynn Massey led an enthusiastic group of campers in some bug fun at the Potting Shed. Part of a collaborative series run by the Rowayton Library and Rowayton Gardeners on Thursdays this month and next, the session was a huge success.
Thanks to Petrea and Michael Poler for these beautiful photos of the herb garden at Pinkney Park! What a glorious setting. The herbs have been cut and are now hung in the Potting Shed to dry – nature’s bounty will provide sweet aromas and flavors in the future.
It has long been known that some plants can respond to sound. But why would a plant evolve the ability to hear? Now researchers are reporting that one reason may be to defend itself against predators. A new study suggests that response is linked to self defense. To see whether predator noises would affect plants, two University of Missouri researchers exposed one set of plants to a recording of caterpillars eating leaves, and kept another set of plants in silence. Read more in this article from The New York Times.