MEETINGS, ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS
Most of our monthly meetings (September through June) are open to the public unless otherwise noted. We usually begin at 11:30 with tea sandwiches, beverages and dessert, followed by a short business meeting and the scheduled program. Please note that events will not be held if the Farmington Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.
October 8, 2018
37 High Street
Diane Tucker, Farmginton Garden Club member and naturalist.
Diane discuss plants that attract pollinators, how to grow them and will give an overview of the status of our valuable pollinators.
November 12, 2018
37 High Street
Color in the Landscape
Amy Sampson, landscape designer and owner of AES Landscape Design
In the landscape, the color palette is ever-changing. Textures, lighting, seasons, distance and color combinations all influence how color is perceived. Landscape designer, Amy Sampson, will give a PowerPoint presentation that describes the qualities of colors as they pertain to the garden and will show examples and ways in which to combine color successfully. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a color wheel. A detailed handout will be provided.
November 26, 2018
Lynne Creed’s Greenhouse
186 Garden Street
Holiday Baskets for the Elderly - continuing project
Join the Civic & Community Service Committee to create the annual holiday greens baskets for our elderly citizens. The baskets are distributed by Services to the Elderly through Meals on Wheels. Decorate and deliver Holiday wreaths to adorn the many non-profit organizations in town.
January 14, 2019
Soil - It’s Not Just Dirt
One of our favorite speakers is back! This time she will speak to us about soil. Rarely discussed by gardeners, soil is nonetheless the foundation of a garden. Each tablespoon of healthy soil is alive with millions of creatures, many working to keep our plants healthy. Learn why you should care about this intriguing ecosystem.
The Club does not meet in February
March 11, 2019
Farmington Main Library
Farmington Garden Club’s annual founders fund presentation
Dr. Kirby Stafford III, Ph.D. Chief Entomologist, CT Agricultural Experiment Station
The latest gypsy moth outbreak from 2015 through 2018 has severely impacted our trees and forests in the eastern half of the state. This is due in part to the drought which exacerbated stress on the trees and prevented the gypsy moth fungus, entomophaga maimaiga from providing control of the caterpillars until late summer 2017. Dr. Stafford will review the current outbreak, its impact and prospects for 2019.
April 8, 2019
The Good Guys
Sally Killips, retired garden designer for Meadowview Gardens
There are so many reasons to enjoy gardening. We enjoy the flowers, the food, the exercise and the mental vacation. Even after a hard few hours of work, we sit down to relax and absorb the self satisfaction of a job well done and a weed free plot. What if there was an even more important reason to create your garden? What if your yard was a suburban retreat for wildlife? We all enjoy a visit from the birds, butterflies and hummingbirds, but when we plant correctly we invite an entire microcosm of nature to sustain itself. Join us to learn what this type of gardening entails with Sally Killips who has created a backyard sanctuary in her small suburban oasis. The talk covers the use of native plants, the benefits of specific species and other requirements to create your own paradise.
May 13, 2019
Taking the Mystery Out of Pruning
Cathy Beauregard, graduate of the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture
Invigorate your plants by pruning properly: learn what to prune and when.
Memorial Baskets for the Elderly - continuing project
May 20, 2019
Lynne Creed’s home
186 Garden Street
Join the Civic & Community Service Committee to create the annual Memorial Day baskets for our elderly citizens. The baskets are planted with red, white and blue petunias and are delivered to our elder citizens by Meals on Wheels.