Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 11:45 a.m., First Church of Christ, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT. We are hosting the Garden Club of Orange. Program topic: “Easy Everyday Floral Arrangements for Everyone”. Speaker: John Desarbo, Floral Designer. Surprise yourself by learning how to make extraordinary designs from ordinary plant material. John is the former owner of Fenwick Florists, Bethany. Passionate about flowers, he juggles being a floral designer concentrating on events and holidays while working in management at a major luxury retailer. Fee for non-members is $5.00.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7 p.m., Woodbridge Public Library, 10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT. Program topic: “Replacing Invasives with Deer Resistant Natives”. Speaker: Adam Wheeler, Propagation and Plant Development Manager, Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, CT. In an ever-shifting ecosystem, learn nativist strategies for working with Mother Nature to achieve some balance in the battle between gardeners’ aspirations, deer hunger and the flora opportunists in our community.