Useful Resources

Websites: (most have links to other resources)

CT Botanical Society – www.ct-botanical-society.org

CT Horticulture Society-www.cthort.org

Federated Garden Clubs of CT www.ctgardenclubs.org

National Garden Clubs – www.gardenclub.org

Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group

​www.cipwg.uconn.edu

New England Wildflower Society – www.newfs.org

New York Botanical Garden – www.nybg.org

Pest Resources On Line for New England

​www.PRONewEngland.org

U.S. National Arboretum – www.usna.usda.gov

UConn Plant Database – www.hort.uconn.edu/plants

American Hemerocallis Society(day lily) Helen Nordvall. ​hnordvall@aol.com (judge)

 

The Connecticut Federation NEWS is available online.

To subscribe: log on to www.ctgardenclubs.org

​User name:  fgcct

​Password:    mountainlaurel

Use all small letters and leave no space

 

Books

Handbook for Flower Shows, revised 2017 

Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs, Michael Dirr 

The Well Tended Perennial Garden, Tracy DiSabato-Aust

Perennial All Stars, Jeff Cox

Botany for Gardeners (1), Brian Capon

Stewards of the Land (2), Alaimo, DeVeer & Carpender

Horticulture Handbook (3), Federated Garden Clubs of MN

Hortulana (3), Garden Club of Ohio – The 21st Century Edition

(1) Textbook for Gardening School

(2) Textbook for Landscape Design School

(3) Textbook for Flower Show School

 

 

COLLEEN PLIMPTON'S DEER REPELLENT FORMULA
 

With Colleen's permission we list here the ingredients for her deer repellent that many of us gardeners have found very successful in discouraging deer dining in our gardens.

Colleen's Deer Repellent;

2 Gallons of water

4 eggs, beaten

1/2 Cup Wilt-stop

1/2 Cup very hot tabasco sauce

Mix ingredients and let sit for 24 hours to ripen. Pour into a dish detergent bottle to spritx leaves of plants that are prone to deer food. This liquid is too thick to go in any sprayer. Spritx when no rain is predicted so solution can dry. Will not smell after drying. Respray within a month or as you see deer nibbling. You can divide the recipe in half if you do not have a 2 gallon container to use for mixing.

New England Native Plant Nurseries
 

Margery Winters spoke to us on “Going Native” and supplied us with a list of Garden Centers that carry in their inventory plants native to our locality. What is important to know “native to what area, here, the south....where”?