Hi, new prospective members ... contact either Chuck or Lou..... join us, come as you are able.
See our calender and check out our activity schedule below. We try to meet monthy on a Tuesday but many of us get together informally on a more frequent basis.
Garden Club Schedule – 2017
- February: Diana Ringleheim, Senior Center – Jorgen Jensen
- March: Hickories Farm – Skip Shaeffer
- April: Tulip “factory” – Steve Taranko
- May: Wadsworth Arboretum, Westport – Peter Kolbrenner
- July: Wakeman Town Farms – Phil Johnson
- August: Community Garden/Nick Mancini – Lou Rolla
- September: Greenwich Dahlia Show – Steve Taranko
Others without dates/TBD:
- Staples Greenhouse – Lou Rolla
- Harry Audley gardens – Chuck Greenlee
- Jorgen’s neighbor’s – Jorgen Jensen
- Diana Ringleheim – Jorgen Jensen
- Gilberties Greenhouse and/or nursery – Chuck Greenlee
- Flower/rock garden in Westport – JP Montillier
Ideas and/or “on your own”:
- Botanical Garden
- Westport Garden Tour
- Publish schedule and events in the Newsletter – Lou Rolla
- Tee selected events up with Trips and Travel – Peter Kolbrenner
Below are some photos of past events and comments for your garden ..
Garden tour with Mark Yukiew
Other Items:- Deer Repellant - From March session at Sr Ctr w/Diana Ringelheim
Use a Deer Repellant as follows:
Wisk one egg. Mix with 4 times volume of water and add a drop of Detergent.
Filter through a fine mesh metal sieve. Does not keep well so throw it away when finished.
Spray on plants and bushes. Deters deer for 30 day.
Does not smell. May also deter other animals.
Stuff does not keep well so throw it away when finished.
Drastically prune top off large bushes to let the light down the center and encourage growth from within.
Normal pruning of the outside branches will encourage growth at the end and leave the bush hollow.
1) Pyrethrum - An effective organic pesticide. For most effectiveness try spraying at night using with a flashlight to hit nocturnal insects that are hidden in daylight. This wet warm summer has wreaked havoc on larger than normal scale with insects.
2) Fertilmulch aka Sweat Peat very effective mulch. Also avail in bags as Green Envy.
3) Incrediball Hydrangea recommended with thicker stem for easier pruning and gorgeous full flowers.
Not enthusiastic about BellaAnna. Also an Ever Blooming Hydrangea may have some problems with some mislabeling, etc.
4)OxiDate - A VERY effective Bactericide/Fungicide used in VARYING dosages for far ranging things from crops, to ponds, to patios. Google for more info!!
- Virginia Creeper - A problem around here. Pull it !
- Mustard Garlic - Get rid of mustard garlic, an invasive Asian import that spreads quickly. Don't compost it.