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Field Trip to NYBG to tour Kusama: Cosmic Nature

What better way to be inspired than by joining the Rowayton Gardeners for this fabulous early autumn field trip to the New York Botanical Garden, on a docent-led tour of this highly acclaimed exhibition? Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular artists in the world, drawing millions who desire to experience her immersive installations.Continue reading“Field Trip to NYBG to tour Kusama: Cosmic Nature”

Lunch & Learn at the Potting Shed: Demystifying Conifers

The Rowayton Gardeners are pleased to announce our new offering of ‘Lunch and Learn’ programs at the Potting Shed, for those of you who wish to learn over lunch during a relaxed lecture-style or hands-on program.

Our September 14th ‘Lunch and Learn,’ ‘Demystifying Conifers,’ will consist of a lively, information-packed talk, and walk-about led by Carol Giunta, one of the Rowayton Gardeners’ talented and knowledgeable Master Gardeners. While you are munching your lunch, Carol will explain the world of Coniferous Trees, show some examples of commonly seen conifers in our area, and introduce you to the world of flat friendly firs, single square spruce, and prickly pine packets. After lunch, we will head across the field to try our hand at identifying the various conifers in the north border of the Community Center.Continue reading“Lunch & Learn at the Potting Shed: Demystifying Conifers”

When Dividing Plants in Late Summer or Fall, Think Big

Horticulture Magazine has a helpful article on how and when to divide perennials in late summer and early fall. Many perennials can be divided right now and plant division is an easy and free way to increase your garden’s plant population (or share with a friend).

Rowayton Gardeners Leadership Team

At our Annual Meeting (this year with a lovely luncheon in the Library Courtyard at the Rowayton Community Center) we welcomed our newly approved officers and appointed chairs.  Check out the list on our website! Please note that our wonderful Co-Vice Presidents, Kevin Tepas and Lisa Lahaussois, will assume presidential duties until we have a new President for the Club.  Please contact Julie Griffiths if you have an interest in the position and would like to learn more.

Have a Savvy Summer

By mid-summer, perennial gardens can start to look overgrown, annual flowers begin to fade, and bugs may be munching on your vegetables. Savvy Gardening shares some  tips for revitalizing your flower gardens and keeping those veggies in high production all summer long.Wend your way through this ad-strewn but helpful checklist.