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Field Trip to Wave Hill (Members’ Registration Now Open)

Please join the Rowayton Gardeners for a fabulous field trip to Wave Hill, a spectacular 28-acre site in the Riverdale section of the Bronx that includes public gardens, a greenhouse, an 8-acre woodland, and two houses on the property. Famous tenants have included Mark Twain, the Theodore Roosevelt family, and Arturo Toscanini.

Steven Conoway, Associate Director of Horticulture, will give us an overview and history of the property, and the extensive collection of over 4,000 varieties of unusual and rare trees, shrubs, and plants. Along the way, we’ll relish views of the Hudson River and Palisades. Continue reading“Field Trip to Wave Hill (Members’ Registration Now Open)”

Local Environmentalists Urge Cutting Down on Mowing

Our Friends, Louise Washer and Donna Merrill, appeared on CBS News this week with a timely talk about organic lawn care methods and their importance to the creatures that call our yards “home.” This timely video encourage us to mow less and leave more of the natural habitat intact.   Have a look!

Rowayton Gardeners Urge Action on Invasives

Our members recently approved a letter that will now be sent on to our local and statewide representatives concerning the proliferation of invasive plants in Connecticut and the lack of legislative action (over the past 20 years) to address this threat to our natural habitats. The complete text of the letter offers background and a list of five realistic recommendations.Continue reading“Rowayton Gardeners Urge Action on Invasives”

New Recycling Initiative for Norwalk

Mayor Harry Rilling announced Monday the city has officially begun its partnership with HELPSY, offering free at-home pickups of clothing and household textiles to residents. According to a news release provided by the city, HELPSY is the largest clothing collector in the northeast that partners with municipalities to recycle and reuse unwanted clothing and other textiles to provide communities with an environmentally friendly alternative to throwing clothes in the trash.In celebration of Earth Day, the first pickup will be on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Norwalk residents can now visit www.helpsy.co/norwalkct and schedule at-home pickups on future Saturdays.Continue reading“New Recycling Initiative for Norwalk”

Forcing Bulbs

Ready to have a touch of spring in your house? Have a look at this helpful guide from White Flower Farm that will reassure you that “forcing” is actually “fooling” and easier than you think!  They remind us that “although we usually think of forcing Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Tulips, many of the smaller bulbs are also extremely easy and gratifying to force: Crocus, Muscari (Grape Hyacinth), Scilla, Dwarf Irises, and Anemones also will give great results.”