September 2017 Meeting: Reaping the Harvest

September marks the end of vacations and start of school, the shortening of days, and cooler weather.  It’s an important month for gardeners, as we begin the last harvest of vegetables and herbs and start preparing beds for winter.  This month, we were joined by horticulturalist Cathy Beauregard for her program, “The Autumn Lullaby.” Continue reading

August 2017 Meeting: The Maturing Summer Garden

As August rolls around, the fine cultivars in our gardens are reaching and finishing the peak of their bloom.  For native wildflowers, however, late summer is still an active time, as meadows and roadsides are ablaze with their colors.  At our August 7, 2017 meeting, we welcomed Jude Hsiang, Master Gardener and member of the Bethany Garden Club.  She shared with us her slide presentation of Summer Wildflowers of Connecticut. Continue reading

Announcing the ORGC Perennial & Garden Plant Sale

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 2017 Meeting: Insects in Gardens, Gardens in Terrariums

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