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June 2017

Live Webinar: Edible Natives for City Landscapes

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If you’re lucky enough to have a sunny yard with rich soil, you may already have planted a vegetable garden. But what edibles can you plant in other spaces, such as the narrow strip of land along the chain link fence, the shady spot on the north side of the building, or the abandoned lot across the road from the community garden? Join Dan Jaffe, Propagator and Stock Bed Grower (NEWFS), to learn about native edibles that will grow in…

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Live Webinar: Connecticut Plant Communities

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There are many different plant communities in Connecticut. Laney Widener, Botanical Coordinator (NEWFS), will discuss their distinguishing characteristics and explore the common species found in each. This webinar offers a great introduction to the diverse flora of New England. This program is a part of New England Wildflower Society’s Spring – Summer Live Webinar Offerings. Through our partnership with them, we are able to offer these programs to our members for $10.00, the same fee charged for NEWFS members.  The non member fee is $13.00.  See Live Webinars for…

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Live Webinar: Color Combinations

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The mark of a truly gorgeous garden is the skillful play of colorful blooms and foliage highlighted by contrasting textures. Learn some native plant combinations that never fail and provide dazzling color all year long with Mark Richardson, Botanic Garden Director (NEWFS). This program is a part of New England Wildflower Society’s Spring – Summer Live Webinar Offerings. Through our partnership with them, we are able to offer these programs to our members for $10.00, the same fee charged for NEWFS members.  The non member fee…

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Live Webinar: Twenty Great Natives for Butterflies

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lepidoptera cannot live by nectar alone. Learn about 20 top plants that not only offer food for native pollinators and their young but also provide space for egg laying. Some of these plants are probably already in your garden, while others are sure to surprise you. Our native sedges, for instance, host significantly more butterfly species than bee balm! Instructor - Dan Jaffe, Propagator and Stock Bed Grower (NEWFS). This program is a part of New England Wildflower Society’s Spring – Summer…

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