Entries by FFGC

“Let’s Talk Gardens”

“Grow” your gardening know-how! Smithsonian Gardens free online gardening program, “Let’s Talk Gardens”, covers a wide range of topics presented by our own professional staff, as well as guest speakers. Click HERE to watch next Thursday’s program OR click HERE to peruse the video library. Hat tip: Deb Keys and Claire Van de Berghe

Olmsted Events in Connecticut!

Olmsted 200 in CT (As of 3-24-2022) January 28-May 22, 2022 New Britain Museum of American Art Exhibition | The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT A stunning array of over 40 paintings created between 1818 and 1886, The Poetry of Nature illustrates […]

Mabel Osgood Wright on News 12

Documentary honors Mabel Osgood Wright, founder of the Connecticut Audubon Society and The Fairfield Garden Club Click HERE for the News 12 Video A new documentary film honors Mabel Osgood Wright, founder of Connecticut Audubon Society and the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary in Fairfield. Filmmaker Karyl Evans made the film after talking with members of the […]

Alluring Amaryllis

Members couldn’t wait to share photos of their beautiful Amaryllis from our November Amaryllis sale. From right to left: Laila Tiefenthaler, Sally Smith, two from Jeanne Reed      

What To Do When Your Honey Crystallizes

What to do when your honey crystallizes Your honey has turned lighter, stuff at the bottom of the jar (or the entire jar’s contents) has solidified. Instead of luscious, liquid honey, it’s turned into a crunchy mess. First, always store honey at room temperature to prevent rapid crystallization. The ideal temperature is somewhere between 55° […]

Three Tools for Successful Windowsill Gardening

Try these three tools for successful windowsill gardening: Moisture Meter (available at Amazon) to see when the plants need watering. Dyna Grow liquid plant food, use 1/4 strength at every watering. Delta Plantcare ultra-fine mist, both plant food and mister are at Gilberties in Westport. Thank you Whitney Vose for your suggestions. Happy Windowsill Gardening!

Planning on Buying A Christmas Tree?

Planning on Buying a Christmas Tree? You might like to know that they’re getting greener and greener. Americans buy 30 million “real” Christmas trees each year. From seedling to sale typically takes eight years. To meet the demand, American farmers have planted roughly 350 million Christmas trees on 170,000 acres. All fifty states grow Christmas […]

“Leave Your Leaves” – A Workshop by the Fairfield Garden Club

“Leave Your Leaves” – A Workshop by the Fairfield Garden Club Leaves are a valuable resource! They add nutrients to our soil, improve drainage and reduce the need to add fertilizers in the spring. You don’t need to remove them all from your lawns and gardens. Work with your landscaper to keep all (or most) […]