Meetings

Meetings are held March through December (no meetings in January and February).  They are on the first Monday of the month (except for holidays) and generally start at 10 a.m.

Meetings will be cancelled due to inclement weather and/or school closings.

Meetings are held at the Plumb Memorial Library Community Room (lower level),  65 Wooster Street, in Shelton, CT.

Dues are $25 per year.  Guests are welcome to attend. There is a $5 Visitor Fee for non-members.

Meeting Schedules:

 

10:00 Business Meeting
10:30 Medicinal Gardens
10:45 Program:  “The Autumn Lullaby” Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Season
Speaker:  Cathy Beauregard, Horticulturist
12:00 Artistic/Horticulture Displays
12:15 Lunch

 

10:00 Business Meeting
10:30 Putting Gardens & Tools to Bed, Protecting Pots, Replacing Summer Annuals
10:45 Program: Fall Container Workshop
Led by Renee Protomastro, ORGC President
Bring a container of your choice with flowers, pumpkins, gourds, etc. to make a festive fall container that will last through the season.
12:00 Artistic/Horticulture Displays
12:15 Lunch

 

10:00 Business Meeting
10:30 Fall Care of Bulbs
10:45 Program: Interior Gardens
Speaker: Marie Lipski, Certified Master Gardener
Houseplants carry our garden spirit through the cold months. Year after year, our plants seem like familiar friends. Pests, potting soil, fertilizer, and propagation are some of the topics for discussion.
12:00 Artistic/Horticulture Displays
12:15 Lunch

 

December 4, 2017
10:00 Business Meeting
10:45 Wreath Making Workshop
Bring greens, pinecones, nuts, cutters, and gloves.  No silk flowers. All natural materials.Twenty-four wreaths for city schools and buildings will be made. Two swags and two urns will be filled for the exterior of the Plumb Memorial Library. Greens will be placed on top of the wall in front of the statue at the corner of the Huntington Green. Planters at the Common Bond will change to a holiday theme.

Members can make a holiday wreath for their own use after city wreaths are completed.

12:00 Lunch

 

No Meeting January or February

 

March 5, 2018
10:00 Business Meeting
10:30 Top 10 Plants and Ground cover for Paths and Walkways
10:45 Program: How Gardening & Landscaping Can Improve Water Quality
Presented by River Alliance of Connecticut
11:45 Artistic/Horticulture Displays
12:00 Lunch

 

April 2, 2018
10:00 Business Meeting
10:30 Preparing for the Annual ORGC Plant Sale
Transplanting, water and care of plants, labeling, and pricing of perennial plants. How you can help us to have a successful sale!
10:45 Program:  Xeriscape Gardening
Speaker:  Renee Marsh, Certified Master Gardener, Former ORGC President, Conservation Chair
What is it? How can we most effectively utilize basic principles? What plants are appropriate for our climate? What plants can be added to existing gardens?
11:45 Artistic/Horticulture Displays
12:00 Lunch

 

May 2, 2018
10:00 Business Meeting

10:30

Gardening for Water Conservation
10:45 Program: Photography in the Garden & Beyond
Presented by Kimberly Wehger, ORGC Website Designer & Member
Tips for the gardener and novice photographer.
12:00 Artistic/Horticulture Displays
12:15 Lunch

 

June 4, 2018

Luncheon – Time and Place to be announce

 

July 9, 2018
10:00 Business Meeting
10:30 Planting a Butterfly Garden
10:45 Program: Butterfly Gardens for the Birds
Speaker: Margery Winters, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, CT
Butterfly Gardens may attract a host of beautiful winged creatures to your yard. Find out what makes a successful butterfly habitat.
12:00 Artistic/Horticulture Displays
12:15 Lunch

 

August 6, 2018
10:00 Business Meeting
10:30 Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
10:45 Program: Toxins in the Home & Garden
Speaker: Gary Ginsberg, Toxicologist at Yale & UCONN
Toxic chemicals exist in many items. This program will describe important steps to decreasing exposure to chemicals, mold, and radon in the environment.
12:00 Artistic/Horticulture Displays
12:15 Lunch

 

September 10, 2018
10:00 Business Meeting
10:30 Edible Flowers
10:45 Program: Garden to Table: Edible Gardens & More
Speaker:  Barb Scala, Certified Master Gardener
Learn about the 10 top healthiest nutrient-dense edibles to grow, edible flowers and weeds, edible landscaping, organic gardening, and more
12:00 Artistic/Horticulture Displays
12:15 Lunch