Are you thinking about transforming a landscape? Perhaps you’re reducing a lawn, eliminating a veggie garden, cleaning up a weedy patch, or turning a perennial bed into a flowering meadow? In order to get a pleasing result, good site preparation is critical. Unfortunately, it is a little understood step, often given short shrift in the drive to create a new landscape. In this seminar, we'll look at ways to analyze past land uses, compare weed removal methods, look at realistic timelines for site transformations, and consider what it really takes to prepare a site for change. Extensive resource handout included with registration.
The NLC Food Show takes place in spring. This fun and delicious event is for group participation- independent members can contact the 4-H office to connect with a participating club. The theme of the Food Show and accompanying Poster Contest is announced in early spring. Club members work together to plan their menu, table settings and decorations, and costumes (if they choose) in whatever imaginative way they interpret the theme. 4-H'ers do their own cooking for the event.
Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford, 151 Brookdale Rd Stamford, CT 06903
Have you ever been completely flummoxed by the idea of keying out a plant sample in order to ID it – whether in the Master Gardener office, or in your own back yard? This presentation and hands-on tutorial will familiarize you with this Most Helpful of field guides, plus give you a refresher on all those botanical terms that are so useful when trying to ID plants. The Wildflower Walk will be an opportunity to practice what you have just learned while we play with the local Flora. The grounds around the Bartlett Arboretum have a lovely variety of wildflowers, and we will explore what Mother Nature has to show us. Bring a copy of Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide if you have one, and a magnifying glass or hand lens. Dress properly for our walk, which will take place rain or shine. Feel free also to bring samples of Mystery Plants from your own yard, too (no Poison Ivy, please!).