June-July 2017
In this issue we are engaged on many fronts. We have provided a list for you of a whole series of events taking place over the next few months here in Connecticut and nearby Rhode Island that you may want to attend. Make sure you scroll down and read about them in more detail as well as about the deadlines for the Love-ly Garden Award and the Tribute Awards nominations.

We have featured two highly interesting articles about the recent National Garden Clubs Convention as well as Horticulture Chair Liz Rinaldi's report of a more unusual plant: Jack-in-the Pulpit. 

We are always appreciative of the generous donations from our clubs toward our Scholarship, Garden Therapy and World Gardening funds.

And don't forget to smell the roses.

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President's Message
Greetings Fellow Gardeners,

Many of you have participated in your club's most important annual fundraiser this past month and I trust that your May plant sale went off without a hitch and you were rewarded handsomely. It is now a fait accompli and, hopefully, you will find time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Gardens are in full bloom now, and the early flowering trees, such as Redbuds, Kwanzan Cherries, Ornamental Almonds and Dogwoods were truly a sight to behold this past month. Now we get a chance to admire the Rhododendrons and Azaleas in full bloom.

Several clubs are in full swing preparing for their upcoming flower shows and garden tours. We wish them and their participating members all the success they so richly deserve for their upcoming flowers and garden tours.

The National Garden Clubs Convention took place in Richmond, Virginia last month, and our Former President Jane Waugh and our  First Vice President Arlene Field will report on that noteworthy event in their articles below.

In the meantime, I trust you have had an opportunity to give some consideration to participating in my President's Project "Plant Connecticut - Be a Conservation Champion." Creating a "Pollinator-friendly Garden" or a "Xeriscape Garden"  in your community is certainly worth pursuing as a club project. Or, for individual club members, create a Xeriscape garden on your home property. Go to our Federation's website and in the marquee click on for the brochure or contact our State Project's Chair Holly Kocet at [email protected]

Following are some upcoming events I'd like you to be aware of:

- Enjoy some of the many scheduled garden tours. Enjoy the outdoors. Have fun! http://www.gardenclub.org/resources/ngc-2017-national-garden-week-proclamation.pdf.

-Send your entry to Rodney Hayes at [email protected]. See article below.

August 2 - PLANT SCIENCE DAY - Lockwood Farm, Hamden, CT, 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The schedule includes lectures, presentations, displays and demonstrations throughout the day. A multitude of diverse organizations plan to be on hand to provide insight and counsel on horticultural and environmental issues that affect all of us in our gardening pursuits. Lots to learn all day from experts at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and others. Walk around many fields of organically grown produce and enjoy the Bird and Butterfly Garden next to the pavilion.

- Send your nominations to Polly Brooks, Second Vice President, at [email protected]. See article below.

September 20 - CLUB PRESIDENTS DAY - Held at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station's Jones Auditorium, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, 10:00 am. All Club Presidents are invited to attend this meeting of The Federation Board for a half-day of information sharing and an opportunity to meet our Board members and engage with fellow Club presidents. Details will be provided as the date draws closer.

Fall 2017 - BEYOND BEGINNING DESIGN WORKSHOPS at CAES. Series 5. See article below.

September and October - SCHOOLS - Gardening Study School, Course IV September 26-28 at CAES. Flower Show School Course II September 26-28 at Kellogg's; Environmental Studies School Course II October 11-13 at Kellogg's.

October 25 - AWARDS LUNCHEON at Aqua Turf.

October 30-November 2 - NEW ENGLAND GARDEN CLUBS ANNUAL MEETING and SYMPOSIUM - Warwick, Rhode Island. Anyone is invited to attend - it is not just for Judges. The meeting and lectures are open to all garden club members. Go to our Federation's website and click in the marquee for the brochure and registration form.

Many more details of Federation schools, tours and club events can be found on our website www.ctgardenclubs.org. Also, the updated Board of Directors list is posted in the Login section. 

In closing, I know many clubs are celebrating their Annual Meeting this month and several will be welcoming a new president and officers. Congratulations to all of the incoming officers. You have important responsibilities and much fun ahead. I look forward to working with you all. Let me know if I, or any of our Board members, may assist you with any of your club projects or concerns.

In the spirit of Conservation,
Inge Venus

For more information go to website www.stoningtongardenclub.org

Impressions from the National Garden Clubs, Inc. 2017 Annual Convention 

The 2017 National Garden Clubs 88th Annual Convention held in Richmond, Virginia in mid-May was a tremendous success! Nancy Hargroves, a Virginia native, was installed as the 2017-2019 President and was supported by a large contingent of her fellow garden club associates from across the State of Virginia. Nancy announced the theme for her administration,
"Plant America," and provided information about community project grants that are available to clubs. (Details are provided on the  www.gardenclub.org
website.) Individual garden clubs may apply for funds up to $1,000 for direct project expenses. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017, but the project does not have to be completed by then.

Attendance at the Convention was outstanding, with attendees welcomed from 48 states and also a strong international participation with many affiliate members from Central and South America. In addition to our former President Jane Waugh and NGC Board member Maria Nahom, I was privileged to represent our Federation President Inge Venus who was unable to attend.

The many programs offered were extremely informative and entertaining. A highlight for me was the one-woman play based on the life and works of Rachel Carson. Seminars offered opportunities to learn more about Restoring Pollinators and Growing Organically, Floral Design, the 2017 Handbook for Flower Shows, and numerous others. Tours provided the opportunity to visit Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg and other historic Richmond sites. The keynote speaker, P. Allen Smith, captivated the audience with a program that was both interesting and pertinent and delivered in a light-hearted manner.
We were impressed to learn about his beautiful farm that is organic and conserves water.  

I'm pleased to report that Connecticut received numerous recognitions at the awards dinner, which our former President Jane Waugh was privileged to accept on behalf of our Federation.

Jane is shown accepting one of several awards from NGC President Sandy Robinson and Third Vice President Mary Warshauer.

You will learn about these at the Awards Luncheon/Meeting at Aqua Turf in October. 

Make plans to attend the 2018 NGC Convention as it will be held in nearby Philadelphia. The Convention welcomes all club members, not just those on State Boards. The opportunity to engage with club members from across the U.S. is wonderful. The 2018 Convention in Philadelphia promises to be terrific as the promotional introduction was a real wow! 

Arlene Field,
First Vice-President and Headquarters Director

Still More Impressions: Connecticut Representation at the 2017 NGC Convention 
It was my pleasure and honor to represent Connecticut at the NGC Convention, to present the final report of my term as President and to accept awards won by our state and its clubs. Each State President, in only two minutes, gives a report of a few of the activities and accomplishments in his or her State. It was difficult to convey the many accomplishments of Connecticut clubs and The Federation in that time period, but I focused on the Native Oak Tree Planting Project, Idea Exchange Symposia, Beyond Beginning Design Workshops and the 85% increase we've had in Blue Star Memorial Markers in our State. To me, this part of the Convention meeting is one of the most interesting, to hear how clubs across our vast nation are making a difference in their communities.

NGC Board members from Connecticut, in addition to Inge as State President for the 2017-2019 term, include long-time board member Maria Nahom as a member of the Schools-Flower Show School Committee for Student Schedule Correction. I will remain on the NGC Board as a member of a new committee - Sponsorships and Partnerships. Board meetings are held twice a year, one of which is at the Convention. 

Other activities involving Connecticut included the installation of Arlene Field, FGCCT First Vice President, as an NGC Life Member at the Life Member dinner, a gift given to her by her husband. This is a separate membership from our CT Life Membership and quite an honor. We were represented at the New England Region's Breakfast meeting where it was voted to establish a New England college scholarship. New England State Presidents presented outgoing Region Director Vera Bowen with a gift donation to the prison project she established in Rhode Island. We welcomed New England's new Director, Susan Hinkel from Vermont. We are now officially called the New England Garden Clubs, Inc.

All six New England State Presidents plus Arlene Field at the awards dinner together with outgoing NER Director Vera Bowen (back row at right) and incoming NEGC Director Susan Hinkel (front row second from left).

NGC Conventions are great fun with the comradery of fellow gardeners and floral designers, wonderful tours and fun speakers, and the acquisition of so many new ideas to take back to our state.

Keynote Speaker P. Allen Smith entertained us in a light-hearted manner.

It gives us all tremendous pride in being part of NGC, the largest volunteer
gardening organization in the world. I hope many of you in Connecticut will consider attending in Philadelphia next year, since we live so close. My final tip to you is to make hotel reservations now before they are sold out. They can always be cancelled later. I'll look for you there!

Jane Waugh, 
Advisory Council Chair/Website Task Force Chair

Attention Club Yearbook Editors 
Go to our FGCCT website www.ctgardenclubs.org  to find a mini-  poster of the 2018 CT Flower Show, entitled "Breath of Spring", that can be included in your 2017-2018 Yearbook. 

Cathy Ritch, 
CT Flower Show Chair 

Another Wonderful President's Theme
Congratulations to Inge Venus, our 44th President of The Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc. Inge was sworn in at our Annual Meeting on April 19th.

At the Luncheon, Inge introduced her President's Theme and Project for 2017-2019 "Plant Connecticut - Be a Conservation Champion" and invited all  Clubs to participate in her project. During her acceptance speech, Inge told a very touching story about how she became a conservation champion after losing her pet that was exposed to a hazardous lawn chemical. 

Now, more than ever, it is important for our Garden Clubs to lead by example for  the protection of our environment and spread the word that pollinators need of our help. Loss of habitat through development, climate change, and overuse of pesticides are wreaking havoc on our pollinator populations. The President's Theme cites three main topics that support a healthy environment "for today and for future generations": Conserve Water, Assist Pollination, and Garden Naturally. 

The President's Project includes a contest for both Garden Clubs and individual Club members. Awards will be presented in April 2019 for gardens chosen for best design. Garden Clubs can choose to design and plant either a Xeriscape Garden or a Pollinator-friendly Garden in a public space. The minimum garden dimensions are 20' x 30' in any configuration and should include a plan for maintenance of the garden. A Conservation Champion Award will be presented in each of the four club size categories. Individual Club members can also participate by creating a Xeriscape Garden
on their own property. Up to five member gardens will receive the Conservation Champion Award for most impressive design. There is no size requirement for member gardens. Details and contest rules are printed in the President's Theme and Project brochure which is posted on the FGCCT website. Information can also be obtained by contacting Holly Kocet at [email protected]. Best of luck to all Garden Clubs and members who participate and many thanks for supporting another wonderful President's Project. 

Holly Kocet,
State Projects Chair

Perennial Planters Garden Club
of Manchester, CT
Invites you to attend our
of 7 unique gardens
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Advanced Tickets  $20.00
Day of Tour  $25.00
For more information, please go to

Dear FGCCT Members and Garden Travelers,

I'm sending out a TEASER ALERT to let you know that two exciting trips are in the works.

Christmas Treats in Boston and Newport on Dec 6-8 2017.
A three-day tour to experience Christmas in Boston, when the city turns into a festive wonderland of lights, spectacular decorations, special holiday magic and plenty of good cheer. Plus a day in Newport to see The Breakers decked out extravagantly for the holidays. A few of our plans are a walk on Boston's the Freedom, led by 19th-century Dickensian costumed guides and tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum where the festive Courtyard showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and red winter blooms of amaryllis will dazzle you. At Tower Hill Botanic Garden the 175-year-old horticultural society festoons its stunning galleries with gorgeous plants and lights. The gardens and grounds are illuminated with twinkling lights and a dazzling light show. At The Breakers the Great Hall will feature the iconic 15 foot tall poinsettia  tree and model trains. Stay tuned for more details to come. 

Tulip Cruise In Springtime April 2018 (Dates TBA)
A scenic river cruise will take you through Holland and Belgium at peak blooming time. Highlights include a visit to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the "Garden of Europe" where 7 million flower bulbs are planted! This beautiful and historic springtime river cruise vacation stops at charming sites  including Antwerp where its Botanical Gardens display many hidden treasures. The holiday concludes in Amsterdam with a canal cruise to some of the city's best-kept secrets: private gardens and courtyards. Please send me your email address and you will receive early notification. Those who want to receive a Brochure send me your mailing address. Look forward to hearing from you ! 

Donna DeSimone, Tours Coordinator  
Phone: (Home) 860-521-2178 


Two New Blue Star Memorial Markers 
1.  A new Blue Star Memorial Marker was dedicated on May 7th in Beacon Falls. The National Garden Club Blue Star Program which began in 1946 is a way to pay tribute to all the men and women who  have served, are serving or will service in the Armed Forces of the United States.   U. S. Veteran and Beacon Falls resident Jay Wilson spearheaded this project after reading about the Milford Garden Club plans to place a marker at the Fowler  Building (dedication date May 28th at noon). He enlisted the help of the Laurel Garden Club of Beacon Falls to sponsor the effort. Word quickly spread and soon there was overwhelming community support. A prominent location was selected with the help of their First Selectman, Chris Bielik, the Public Works Department, representatives from American Legion Post 25, and Yvonne Posick, President of the Laurel Garden Club. It is situated across the street from the Veterans' Memorial Park and at the beginning of their river walk. 

The dedication was a well attended, beautiful ceremony! The Honor Guard from the State of Connecticut presented colors. Distinguished guests included Senator George Logan and State Representative Nicole Karides-Ditria. Boy Scout Troop 104 led the Pledge of  Allegiance and unveiled the marker. Mr. Bielik and Polly Brooks, Second Vice President of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. performed the formal dedication. Members of the Laurel Garden Club felt strongly about recognizing the Department of Defense Military Working Dogs in this tribute. They serve and protect unconditionally. SSG Massicotte and MWD Freia were there to represent the Department of Defense. Several certificates of appreciation were presented by Jay and Yvonne. Many thanks to JC 's Landscaping, Paul Noti and Jim Weed Land Clearing Services for the beautification of the site and the donation of laurel bushes planted at the base of the marker.

While we go about our daily lives or while we sleep, the men and women in our Armed Forces fly our skies, sail our seas and guard our shores, ensuring our safety. Thank you Beacon Falls for perpetuating the Blue Star Memorial Marker Program which symbolizes our appreciation to those who keep us free. 
2.   A second Blue Star Memorial Marker was dedicated this month on Sunday, May 28.  The Milford Garden Club, which is celebrating their 90th. anniversary, worked for over a year to accomplish this mission with the unwavering support of their town.
The marker is an integral part of a larger community revitalization project, the Founders Walk, which links the downtown and harbor areas of town.  Located in front of the Fowler Memorial Building, a meeting place dedicated to veterans and used by many other organizations, the Blue Star Marker has exceptional visibility.   

After the presentation of colors, the ceremony began with the Pledge of Allegiance and the wonderful voice of Christine Smith singing the Star Spangled Banner.    Veteran Tom Flowers and Marika Mosley, Milford Garden Club Blue Star Memorial Marker Chair, were the masters of ceremonies.    After a brief history of the Blue Star Markers (by myself), Andrea Little, National Garden Clubs' Blue Star and Gold Star Families Marker Chair,  along with members of the Milford Garden Club formally dedicated the marker.  They were joined by retired Navy Commander Michael Thomas.

Bunny Elmore, Milford Garden Club President and Mayor Ben Blake also expressed their gratitude on behalf of the garden club and the town.  Milford Ancient Fife and Drum Corps and Greg Smith closed with God Bless America and a benediction.  It was a lovely tribute to our men and women who protect our freedom! 
Thank you Milford Garden Club for helping to continue our appreciation of the members of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Krista Swanson Fiorini,
FGCCT Blue Star Memorial Chair

Tribute Awards Nominations Due August 15th

Consider recognizing and showing appreciation to the people who do the work in your club. Whether they're a club leader or someone who works hard to get a job done, let us know! We are accepting nominations for TRIBUTE AWARDS in the following categories: * Civic Development * Conservation * Design * Garden Therapy * Horticulture * Landscape Design * Youth * All-Around Excellence.

Tribute Awards are different from the state awards that clubs have applied for this year. They are distinct awards determined by The Federation's Second Vice-President as a way to honor individuals who have made a real impact on your club, The Federation and/or the community, through their efforts. Individuals can be nominated by anyone in the Federation. To nominate a club member, submit a letter explaining who the candidate is and list all of their contributions  that make them worthy of this distinction. The letter may be submitted by email to [email protected]  or standard mail to Polly Brooks, Second Vice President, FGCCT, Inc. 88 Wigwam Road, P. O. Box 1045, Litchfield 06759-1045. Be sure to include your contact information in the letter. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2017. Recipients will be honored at the Annual Awards Luncheon at Aqua Turf on October 25, 2017. Another way to recognize individual accomplishments and dedication to your club is to honor an individual with a Connecticut Life Membership in the Federation. Contact Polly Brooks for details at [email protected]  or 860-567-4292 .

Polly Brooks, 
Second Vice President and 
Membership Chair

Flower Show School Course II
Flower Show School Course II will be offered September 26-28, 2017 at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, CT.  
This will be the first course taught under the new Handbook for Flower Shows. If you are planning to have a flower show in 2018 or are currently a judge, attending this Course will be very helpful since the Flower Show Procedure session includes writing a schedule and a review of Standard Flower Show and Specialty Flower Show requirements. 

NGC instructors Barbara May and Cathy Felton will be teaching Course II, which focuses on Tables and Petite Designs of different sizes. The featured plant types are cut and container grown plants. 
The registration form will be available on our FGCCT website for download in early June, so be sure to mark your calendar.

Patricia Dray, 
Flower Show School Chair 

Eye on Horticulture
One native wildflower that always brings a smile to my face where ever it may
pop up is Arisaema triphyllum or aptly nicknamed Jack-in the-Pulpit.

I have never planted it in my garden yet it has popped up in several places, thanks to birds that must have eaten its bright red fruits. I know most of you are familiar with this intriguing native whose odd flower consists of a green or purple striped pouch-shaped spathe with an overhanging hood that surrounds a digit like central spadix. Producing one or two lobed leaves it grows to 12"- 18" in height although I have seen it attain greater stature if given optimum conditions. It prefers shade and humus rich moist soil. By late summer the spathe will have died back to reveal a single stem topped by a clump of bright red fruits which contain the seeds. 

If you enjoy our native species you may be tempted to try some of its foreign cousins. Arisaema sikokianum (Japanese Cobra Lily) is native to Japan but does well here in zones 5-9.

It thrives in very much the same conditions as its American relative. From a tuber it will grow to 24". It produces a pair of five-lobed tropical looking leaves. The spathe is a deep chocolate purple on the outside and a crisp pure white on the inside with a purple, green and white striped hood. The club-shaped spadix is such a pure white it seems to radiate light. They are a little pricey, usually about $25.00 a plant but for those who like the unusual it is a must have. 

I am one who is attracted to the unusual so a few years ago in late spring on a whim I purchased a bag of corms labeled "VooDoo Lillies". They weren't expensive and the name intrigued me so I brought them home and planted them. I didn't see any sign of life for the rest of the summer. I figured a vole must have feasted on the corms so I chalked it up to nothing ventured nothing gained. The following spring I didn't give them a second thought until one morning I was doing my usual garden stroll when I caught a whiff of something awful. I remember thinking to myself 'what did the darn cat catch this time?' In order to remove what I thought would be a carcass of some sort I followed the buzzing sounds of flies and to my surprise it wasn't a half eaten bird carcass it was one of the "VooDoo Lillies"! I later found out this particular species emits a foul odor for only a short period of time to  attract flies and other insects for pollination purposes. How lucky was I? Besides the extremely unpleasant scent it was almost alien in appearance. The twisted brownish yellow spathe was internally mottled a sickly yellow and deep reddish purple. The "hood" of the spathe elongated over the next few days and flopped over backwards to reveal a long protruding, tapering maroon spadix resembling an alien's tongue. The leaves  which appear after the flower are just as unusual. The petiole was similarly mottled as the spathe with a semicircular blade that was pedately lobed, reaching a height of about 2 feet. It turns out my 'VooDoo Lillies" were really Typhonium venosum a.k.a. Sauromatum venosum. Natives of Asia they belong to the Family: Araceae. Thus making them a distant relative of our native Jack!
I must admit the following year they did not flower although they did produce leaves but that was the last I saw (or smelled) of them. My recommendation is this... if your expectations aren't too high but you're still willing to give the
extraordinary a try (or you just have a morbid curiosty) you may want to add
Typhonium venosum to your Araceae family tree.

Liz Rinaldi, 
Horticulture Chair


Gardens make a positive difference in the environment and in the wellbeing of the gardener. 

Have you created a garden you love and enjoy? If so, I invite you to apply for the "Love-ly Garden Award." We are interested in a garden that expresses a love of gardening. We'd like to know the "story" of the garden and the gardener. Our overall impression is important and we will consider design, flow, distinction and creativity within the garden space. Landscape challenges and changes to enhance the property will also be considered, so tell us the dirt! We do not expect a specimen garden with perfect plantings, but rather a welcoming environment created to be enjoyed.

Please consider entering the contest for the "Love-ly Garden Award." The Award is open only to Garden Club members! It was created in honor of Penny Jarvis, a lady who created gardens with love. Garden visits will be scheduled during the summer. The judges are members of the Gardening Consultants Council.

The deadline for applying is June 15. Go to our FGCCT website at www.ctgardenclubs.org  and in the marquee click on the application form. The award is presented in October at the Awards Luncheon.

Rodney Hayes, 
Love-ly Garden Awards Chair

Floral Design Workshops... Beyond Beginning (Fall 2017) 
In the world of Floral Design, the only thing that is constant is change. This year, in the world of NGC floral design, the change is a new Handbook for Flower Shows. 

The Beyond Beginning workshops this fall will include information and Design Types from the new Handbook.

The Fall Series is intended for designers who are comfortable with Creative Designs and the Principles and Elements of Design. Whatever your skill level, we  welcome you to enroll as an observer at no charge. 

Where: CAES (Jones Auditorium), 123 Huntington St, New Haven
When: Sept 8 (Low profile), Oct 6 (Cascade), Dec 1 (Grouped Mass) 
Time: 10-12:30pm

Sessions will be taught by accredited NGC judges. Included in each 2.5 hour session is a lecture, followed by a hands-on workshop, and critique. Critiques are done in small groups by the instructor and other accredited judges to aid participants in improving their design skills. The cost per session of $30 covers all materials.

June-July 2017

If you have any questions, email Cathy Ritch at [email protected]. To register, send a check made out to FGCCT ($30 per class you wish to take) to Cathy Ritch, 11 Old Fire Rd, Trumbull, CT 06611. Include your name/email/garden club/phone number/class dates desired. Space is limited. E-mail confirmations will be provided. Overflow enrollments will be placed on a wait list with an option to observe at no charge. 

Cathy Ritch, 
Beyond Beginning Workshop Chair


As the outgoing chair of The Federation's Garden Therapy Fund, I would like to announce that we received $575 in 2017,  thanks to the generosity of the following ten clubs: Cheshire, Greens Farms, Haddam, Wallingford, Guilford, Kensington, Mt.  Valley of West Hartford, North Stonington, Lyme and Westport. 

We have funds available and are seeking clubs who wish to start a new garden therapy program, or want to enhance their present efforts. Your club may need start up funds or some additional funds that have not been worked into your club's budget. The Federation does not want you to put a garden therapy program or project "on hold" for this reason. Please send in requests for funding to our new Garden Therapy/ World Gardening Chair: Peggy Lajoie C/O The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. P.O. Box 854 Branford, CT 06405-0854
Please include a description of your garden therapy goal, where it will be done, approximately how many people you are trying to work with and how many members of your club will be involved. Include the length of time that it will take to get this program started and give the name of your club's chair, address and contact numbers. Don't forget to include the amount that you are requesting! The Federation Board will be meeting again in July, so please try to get your application to Peggy ASAP. 

It has been my extreme pleasure to have been the Garden Therapy/World Gardening Chair for the past six years. I have spoken at the President's orientation program, worked at two symposia, judged the Garden Therapy projects for awards, written articles for the CFNEWS, and spoken at individual  clubs upon request. I will be moving to the Youth Activities Program and I look forward to visiting clubs again with youth activity suggestions. 

Dottie Fox,
Former Garden Therapy Chair 

Club Donations received since our May issue:
WORLD GARDENING: Cheshire, Glastonbury, Haddam,  Wallingford SCHOLARSHIP: Branford, Green Fingers, Greenwich Woman's Club Gardeners, Guilford, Hortulus, Thames River, Town & Country Gardeners of Newtown, West Hartford

Your donation is very much appreciated. 
Peggy Lajoie   World Gardening Chair [email protected]
Margareta Kotch   Scholarship Chair [email protected]

Greetings from our President's garden in Cheshire showing her most favorite'Judge Solomon' azalea next to one of her pond garden areas.

Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.
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