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Field Trip to Broken Arrow Nursery – Thursday, May 15th

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Since its inception, Broken Arrow Nursery has striven to be one of the premier specialty nurseries of woody plants and perennials in the country.  Plant contacts worldwide allow its owners to acquire and propagate the “latest and greatest” for their gardening friends. As a result of their determined collecting efforts, the number of new plant offerings continues to expand. More information about the nursery, the details of our field trip and a registration instructions are included 

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RG Plant & Tag Sale: Saturday, May 3rd, 9 am to noon

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It’s been a long, cold and snowy winter.  How wonderful to be able to look forward to  the Rowayton Gardeners’ Spring Plant & Tag Sale! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information about the morning’s events as we get closer to the date.  This year’s sale will be held at the Potting Shed (33 Highland Avenue) and will feature annuals, locally-sourced perennials & natives, great garden gifts, handmade seasonal containers, a kids gardening tent, healthy refreshments and much more!

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Stonington Gardens by the Sea

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The Stonington Garden Club is planning to hold its Gardens by the Sea tour on June 13th and 14th from 10 am to 4 pm.  The walking tour will include ten rarely seen gardens ranging from large estate gardens overlooking the sea to small enclosed gardens. There will also be an opportunity to shop and dine in the vicinity.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the tour.  More information is included on the Stonington Garden Club website.

Greenwich Daffodil Society Show – 23rd-24th April

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Greenwich Daffodil Society’s annual flower show is open to the public at Christ Church in Greenwich on Wednesday, April 23rd from 1:30 pm until 7 pm, and Thursday, April 24th from 10 am until 4 pm.  In addition to daffodil entries in the horticulture division, the show features an artistic section which includes flower arranging and photography. For information on entering an exhibit, or visiting the show, email the Society.

Save Our Bees

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Bee populations have been plummeting, thanks to a condition known as Colony Collapse Disorder.   In the United States alone, more than 25 percent of the managed honey bee population has disappeared since 1990. Cross-pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world’s crops and 90 percent of our wild plants to thrive. Without bees to spread seeds, many plants—including food crops—would die off. Here are suggested plantings that will help your garden provide the right habitat for pollinators.

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