DATE: September 12, 2022
TOPIC: Beatrix Ferrand: Garden and Landscape Architect
Beatrix Ferrand (1872-1959) was the most successful female garden designer and landscape architect in the early 20th Century. She designed over 200 gardens and landscapes during her 50 year career, including estates, country homes, public parks, botanical gardens and college campuses.
DATE: October 17, 2022
SPEAKER: Sefra Alexandra
TOPIC: The Ecotype Project and Seed-collecting for our Gardens, our Landscapes, and the Environment
Ethnobotanist, Sefra Alexandra, know to many as the “seed huntress”, trained in the tradition of seed-saving through the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. She has worked with agrarian leaders in Haiti, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands on fortifying local seed banks. Locally, she works with CT NOFA on its Ecotype project.
DATE: November 14, 2022
SPEAKER: Tovah Martin
TOPIC: Easiest Houseplants Ever…With Style
Tovah will present a new lecture about her large collection of houseplants. She has created a garden indoors with beautiful pictures that will inspire.
DATE: December 12, 2022
ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
DATE: January 9, 2023
SPEAKER: Margery Winters
TOPIC: Plant Communication: Let’s Listen In
Scientists are learning more about how plants communicate with each other. Learn how they get their messages across with new scientific findings on the battle tactics between plants, insects and fungi.
DATE: February 13, 2023
SPEAKER: Kevin Wilcox
TOPIC: Pruning to Maintain the Health of a Wide Variety of Trees, Shrubs and Plants
Kevin has been a horticulturist for the last 30 years. He will discuss how proper pruning in response to damage aids in the renewal and rejuvenation of woody plants.
DATE: March 6, 2023
SPEAKER: Page Dickey
Have you ever had to move from a beloved house and garden? “Uprooted” is the name of Page’s new book and the transition she faced walking away from her celebrated garden at Duck Hill in South Salem after 34 years.
DATE: April 17, 2023
SPEAKER: No Speaker
TOPIC: PLANT SALE PREPARATION MEETING
DATE: May 22, 2023
SPEAKER: Trish Manfredi
TOPIC: The Past, the Present and Future – for Easy Designs
The mechanics for flower arranging-what holds flowers and foliage as the designer wishes-are coming full circle as environmental concerns challenge the easy-to-use green floral foam. National Garden Club Master Judge Trish Manfredi will share the vintage mechanics,such as pinholders and other items known as frogs that are making a come back as well as recently introduced alternatives to floral foam.