Entries Categorized as 'speaker'

March 2016 Meeting

April 25, 2016

Our March meeting was held with the environment in mind and what we as gardeners should be doing to promote a healthy environment and healthy eating. Our speaker, Mr. Bill Duesing, gave a wonderful, wide-ranging talk about many earth-sourced issues, with his talk entitled, “Think Globally, Eat Locally”. Mr Duesing is currently Executive Director of […]

February 2016 Meeting

March 19, 2016

Kathy Connolly, landscape designer and writer, gave an informative presentation in February entitled, “Grow the Value of Your Greatest Asset” to the membership.She is a regular columnist for The Day community newspapers in southeastern Connecticut, and speaks at many garden clubs and garden shows.  She writes on horticulture and ecology for several other newsletters, magazines […]

January Meeting 2016

February 10, 2016

After the most successful Greens Sale in the Mystic Garden Club’s history, our Club enjoyed a well-deserved rest over the holidays. We were back together in January to hear an informative presentation by Mr. Ian Cooke whose topic was ” Tips for reworking Your Garden” which was well-received by the membership. Mr. Cooke gave a […]

November Meeting 2015

February 4, 2016

The Mystic Garden Club Members were pleased to welcome Marna Ringel to our November meeting. She gave an excellent flower demonstration & presentation on her new Christmas designs. While some may call her designs a “think out of the box” style she really based her approach on incorporating unusual flowers with a strong color palette. […]

October Meeting 2015

October 29, 2015

Deborah Trickett presented her program, “The Captured Garden: Winter Boxes and Other Containers” at our October meeting and was very well received by the members. Deborah demonstrated a number of clever and creative ways to design a window box or container with live plants for the fall and then use the same basic plants but […]

September Meeting 2015

October 5, 2015

Our September meeting began with a wonderful fall luncheon and a fabulous speaker. Mr Peter Cummin, of Stonington, gave a wonderful lecture regarding some of the large estates he has been involved with in and outside of Connecticut.  His amazing work can be viewed on his own website at  www.cumminassociates.com In 2014 and 2015, The Mystic […]

April 2015 Meeting – Daffodils Are Blooming!

May 5, 2015

Our April meeting was filled with the bright yellow blossoms of daffodils in full bloom. Many members were able to properly classify their daffs and this created a stunning display at our April meeting. We also welcomed 15 Guests to this meeting and it was a pleasure to see some new faces. Finally, we listened […]

February 2015 Meeting – Bonsai: Illusion vs Reality

March 11, 2015

Todd Hanson and Linda Cruz from Sanctuary Bonsai in East Hartford, Connecticut were the Guest Speakers in February. A lively conversation ensured with Mr. Hanson explaining his life’s work with Bonsai and he gave an informative lecture about the care and feeding of Bonsai trees and plants. The Floral Arranger for the meeting was Judy […]

November 2014 Meeting

November 4, 2014

Many MGC members turned out for a warm and witty lecture about the use of herbs, canning preserves and saving seeds by Linda Fleming of Madison, Connecticut in November. Linda is a hands on, lifetime gardener. Her garden is her delight. T. S. Eliot once wrote that “Home is where we start from”, and Linda […]

March 2014 Meeting with Colleen Plimpton

March 28, 2014

Braving the gusting winds this March, our Club was inspired by Colleen Plimpton as she gave an amusing and informative talk entitled “O is for Ornamentation” with a good deal of gardening advice. Colleen shared plenty of useful information about punching up your garden spaces with colorful and decorative garden ornaments of all types. See […]