ATTENTION ALL GARDENERS OLDE RIPTON GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE

The Olde Ripton Garden Club Annual Perennial & Plant Sale  – many from member’s gardens, is coming to Shelton.  Featured at the sale will be a large assortment of perennial plants as well as organic vegetables, annuals, house plants and locally made jams, jellies and pickles.  There will also be a bake sale.

Proceeds from this annual event benefit the Garden Club activities including maintenance of the Shelton community gardens and scholarships.

The popular Shelton event will be held Saturday, May 18th from 9 am to 12 noon, Rain or Shine, at St Paul’s Episcopal Church Parking Lot, 25 Church Street across from the Huntington Green in Shelton.

Also on sale will be the Shelton City Flower, Rudbeckia Fulgida goldstrum, a yellow coneflower designated in 2016 by the City Board of Alderman.  This item was very popular with residents last year and is expected to sell out quickly once again.  For more information please visit the Club’s Facebook page and Like Us at: https://www.facebook.com/SheltonORGC.

May 6 Program: “ORCHIDS’

All About “ORCHIDS”

Olde Ripton Garden Club Program May 6

The Olde Ripton Garden Club will feature a Club member as their speaker at the next meeting on May 6.  Kimberly Wehger will present a colorful and informative program about “Orchids”.

Kimberly will walk the audience through an impressive array of photos and facts about the care and cultivation of “Orchids” on Monday, May 6 at Plumb Memorial Library, 10 am in the newly renovated Community Room (downstairs), 65 Wooster Street, Shelton.  Members are free; visitor fee is $5 and refreshments will be served.

The Club will also present a talk by the new horticulture chair Dee Blewett on projects for May in the Garden.  Members will display flowers and arrangements from their homes and gardens of the season.

A membership drive is currently underway for the Club and new members are encouraged to join who have an interest in gardening and want to volunteer in the community.  Projects include working on public gardens around town, holiday decorating at schools and public buildings in Shelton, a garden therapy program with seniors, and youth gardening in Shelton schools.

Annual dues for membership are $35 for monthly meetings (except January & February). Meetings include speakers, a light lunch, great conversation and friendly activities.   Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting if they want to join.  For more information Like Us on Facebook at:  facebook.com/SheltonORGC.

We Need Your Plants! Annual Plant Sale May 18

The Olde Ripton Garden Club Annual Plant Sale on May 18 is coming up! The Club is looking for donations of perennial plants from your garden. If you want or need to divide your plants, please consider potting them up for our Annual Community Plant Sale. All proceeds fund the activities of the Garden Club which devotes its efforts to beautifying the City of Shelton. The Club maintains 7 public spaces in and around the City and needs your support.  ORGC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 

We are looking for hearty perennials of all kinds and appreciate whatever you might be able to donate to the sale.  Desired donations include annuals, perennials, ground covers, trees/shrubs and unusual and interesting species including houseplants.  Pollinator plants are great!  Digging them now and giving them plenty of sun, water and care will ensure they are healthy and happy when Plant Sale Day comes around.

If you have plants (even house plants) that you’d like to donate, please consider dropping them off at 10 am on May 6 at the next Garden Club meeting. Held at the Plumb Library in Shelton, the Club invites you to join and see what the Club is all about. If you bring a plant, visitor fee of $5 will be waived.

Meetings include a brief meeting to discuss club activities, a speaker, horticulture displays and lunch. The Club invites people who have an interest in gardening and the environment to attend. For more information, follow and Like us on Facebook at:  www.Facebook.com/SheltonORGC.

 

Martha’s Spring Gardening Program April 1

The Olde Ripton Garden Club welcomes spring with a film from Martha Stewart at their next meeting on April 1.  The Club will be showing a film with topics including early spring fertilizer, dividing hellebores, new herb gardens, planting primroses and arranging seasonal alliums and tulips.

The Olde Ripton Garden Club will show “Martha’s Spring Gardening” on Monday, April 1 at Plumb Memorial Library, 10 am in the Community Room (downstairs), 65 Wooster Street, Shelton.  Members are free; visitor fee is $5 and refreshments will be served.

The Club will also host a talk by horticulture chair Joyce Fedorko on projects for April in the Garden.  Members will display flowers and arrangements from their homes and gardens of the season.

A member drive is currently underway for the Club and new members are encouraged to join at any level of gardening – from beginner to master gardener! Projects include working on community gardens around town, holiday decorating at public buildings in Shelton, a garden therapy program with seniors, and youth gardening in Shelton schools.

Annual dues for membership are $35 for monthly meetings (except January & February). Meetings include speakers, a light lunch, great conversation and friendly activities.   Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting to see if they want to join.  Like Us on Facebook at:  facebook.com/SheltonORGC.

 

March 4, 2019 – New Season Begins for Olde Ripton Garden Club

Gardeners and Volunteers Wanted

The Olde Ripton Garden Club will launch its 2019 gardening season at its first meeting of the calendar year.  Area gardeners and enthusiasts are asked to consider joining the Club and assist with its mission of beautifying streets, highways and grounds around public buildings in Shelton. The Club provides education and knowledge of horticulture and preservation of the environment. 

Area residents can join no matter what level of gardening they are at – from beginner to master gardener! Projects include working on community gardens around town, holiday decorating at public buildings in Shelton, a garden therapy program with seniors, and youth gardening in Shelton schools.  Getting involved with activities of the Club is a good way to get to know neighbors and be active in projects related to gardening, house plants, horticulture classes, trips, landscape design, and programs focusing on pollinators, birds and conservation.

Meetings include speakers, a light lunch, great conversation and friendly activities.   Interested parties are invited to attend a meeting to see if they want to join.

The first meeting will be held on Monday, March 4th at Plumb Memorial Library, 10 am in the Community Room (downstairs), 65 Wooster Street, Shelton.  A nominal visitor fee of $5 is requested and helps defray costs of program, lunch, and refreshments.

The Olde Ripton Garden Club is a non-profit organization.  For more information visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SheltonORGC and Like Us on our page.

 

 

SEE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS AT THEIR FINEST! OSBORNEDALE HOMESTEAD MUSEUM, Derby, CT

Each holiday season, The Museum is transformed into a holiday showcase by area garden clubs. Experience the unique beauty created by 10 talented garden clubs with gorgeous decorations created for this year’s theme: “Storybook Holiday”. The Olde Ripton Garden Club and their decorating committee present “Jack and the Beanstalk”. You will not believe the magical vision created by our group!

Public Open House Days are Nov. 23 through Dec. 16, Thursday – Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Holiday Twilight Tours: Fridays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 & 14 4-7pm.Bring your kids, family and friends! You will not be disappointed.

Making Holiday Decorations for Your Home

The Olde Ripton Garden Club will offer a demonstration of how to make seasonal Door Swags and Table Centerpieces at their Nov. 5th meeting at 10 a.m..

Rob Flader of Benedicts Home and Garden in Monroe heads up their design center and will be on deck for the program.  Rob studied Public Health and Environmental Science at Southern CT University and is an accredited Nursery Professional by the CT Nursery and Landscape Association. 

The program will be held at the Plumb Library, 65 Wooster Street, Shelton.  The event is open to the public and non-members are asked to pay a $5.00 visitor fee which covers the program, lunch, and refreshments.

The Club invites perspective new members to its meeting if they are interested in assisting the Club with its mission of beautifying streets, highways and grounds around public buildings in Shelton. Area residents are encouraged to join at any level of gardening – from beginner to master gardener — to learn about all facets of horticulture and preservation of the environment.

Annual dues for those who want to join will be $35.oo.  A brief business meeting, horticulture discussion and displays and refreshments will be served in addition to the speaker program.

The Olde Ripton Garden Club is a non-profit organization.

“What’s Up with Fall” – Oct. 1 Program

The Olde Ripton Garden Club will present a program titled “What’s Up with Fall” which will explore topics such as what makes for the ideal fall foliage season, what happens to all those fallen leaves, why there are so many acorns one year and none the next, what garden plants have the best fall colors and much more.

Margery Winter will present a free public program called “What’s Up with Fall”, on  Oct. 1 in Shelton. 

 

Margery Winters, Assistant Director at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton will be presenting on October 1 at 10 am at the Olde Ripton Garden Club meeting. Margery is a Master Landscape Design Consultant and serves as Chairman on Simsbury Inland Wetland/Conservation commission and is vice president of the Simsbury Land Trust.

 

The program will be held at the Plumb Library, 65 Wooster Street, Shelton.  The event is open to the public and non-members are asked to pay a $5.00 visitor fee which covers the program, lunch, and refreshments.

 

The Club invites perspective new members to its meeting if they are interested in assisting the Club with its mission of beautifying streets, highways and grounds around public buildings in Shelton. Area residents are encouraged to join at any level of gardening – from beginner to master gardener — to learn about all facets of horticulture and preservation of the environment.

 

Annual dues for those who want to join will be $35.oo.  A brief business meeting, horticulture discussion and displays and refreshments will be served in addition to the speaker program.

 

The Olde Ripton Garden Club is a non-profit organization. For more information visit www.olderiptongardenclub.org or Like Us on Facebook at:  facebook.com/SheltonORGC.