Over the weekend of June 10th, students from the Gardening Enrichment Program at Shelton Intermediate School undertook a significant project to install a new pollinator garden at the back entrance of the school. Members of the community, ORGC, and local Boy Scouts turned out to help. Continue reading
Each year in June, we take a break from regular business duties and gardening work to gather as friends for good food and conversation. For the 2017 annual luncheon, we met at Vazzy’s Cucina in Shelton. Continue reading
On Saturday, May 20th, we hosted our annual Perennial & Garden Plant Sale at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the Huntington Green in Shelton. It’s a highlight of our year, when members donate cultivars from their own gardens for sale. This year’s event once again featured some of our favorite features. Continue reading
May marks the full swing of gardening season, and what better way to kick it off than to present a brand new, hand-built birdhouse for a feathered friend! At this month’s meeting, we constructed birdhouses from simple pine kits, using only a screwdriver — a surprisingly simple and quick project. Continue reading
We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming, annual Perennial & Garden Plant Sale on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Most plants are grown from ORGC members’ gardens — each specimen has been lovingly cultivated and cared for. Also available will be Shelton City Flower Plants (Rudbeckia fulgida) and a wide variety of homemade baked goods. Proceeds will benefit garden and scholarship activities.
The Perennial & Garden Plant Sale will be held at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parking Lot at 25 Church Street on the Huntington Green in Shelton.
We hope to see you there!
April is an exciting month for gardeners. It is that middle month of spring hinting at bright, hot summer days ahead — while reminding that the gray chill of winter may still have a visit or two left. Here in Connecticut, we’ll be met one day with soaking rains and warming soil, and another day with a blustery blast from the newly-departed cold. Continue reading
Photo credit: Kindra Clineff
Tovah Martin, seen on TV shows like Martha Stewart and PBS as well as author of many gardening books and articles in publications throughout the country will visit the Olde Ripton Garden Club at their April 3 meeting. Continue reading
We’re on the cusp of a new gardening season, and the warm weather can’t arrive fast enough. For our first meeting of the year, we took a break from the brisk March weather to rally garden enthusiasm with topics on pruning and forcing forsythia — and to take a virtual tour of the Gardens of Williamsburg. Continue reading
This is a reminder that our next meeting is Monday, March 6 at 10 am at the Plumb Memorial Library. Our featured presenter will be Sandy Nesteriak taking us on a tour of the Gardens of WIlliamsburg. Read more here…
We want to remind all Shelton gardeners that The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut 2017 Connecticut Flower and Garden Show, “Woodland Enchantment,” is this weekend from Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, February 26 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Harford.
What can you find at the show? Gardeners from around the state will be featuring specimens in an Advanced-Standard flower show. Educational exhibits of the theme “Mighty Woods” will offer gardening, forest, and ecology information from groups such as UCONN Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Greenhouses, Rhododendron Society of CT, CT Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), and CT Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG). You’ll also be able to browse a wide variety of goods and services vendors, from plants, seeds, fertilizers, and bed kits to shed builders, landscaping heavy equipment, and landscape designers.
For more information, including show times, directions, and ticket price, please see the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut show flier, available on their website.