Chairmen: Chuck Greenlee and Jorgen Jensen
Phone: 203-858-4085 (Chuck) and 203-227-7672 (Jorgen)
Special Events - Skip Shaeffer
Cell – 203-451-8270
Back Up - Steve Taranko
Cell – 203-520-9117
DUE TO THE PANDEMIC COVID-19 THE Y’SMEN GARDENERS ARE FOLLOWING VOLTAIRE’S ADVICE, “WE ARE TENDING OUR OWN GARDENS”. AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO MEET, WE WILL INFORM EVERYONE. WE MAY HAVE A GARDEN TOUR IN 2020 SO PLEASE SEND US YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND WE WILL INFORM EVERYONE. STAY SAFE AND ENJOY YOUR GARDEN.S!!
Hi, new prospective members ... contact either Chuck,Jorgen or Skip!
See our past calendars and check out our activity schedule below. We try to meet monthly and have EVENTS on WEDNESDAYS .
PAST EVENTS 2019 and BEFORE
APRIL 27, 2018 GARDEN CLUB SCHEDULE UPDATE
MARCH 21 Wed 11-12:00 SR CENTER Diana Ringelheim - Spring Preparation —. Jorgen Jensen
MARCH 28 Wed 1:00 GILBERTIES WESTPORT Tour of Greenhouses and TALK by
Joe Gloria — Jorgen Jensen
MAY WED 5/9 Bartlett Arboretum Stamford 11:00 Guided tours of extensive Flower and Vegetable Gardens - Jorgen and Skip
LATE MAY Wed afternoon Home Garden visit to Ys Member Bill Christiaanse Residence — Jorgen Jensen
LATE JUNE Wed Afternoon AREA location Prolific Peonies —Skip Shaeffer Not Done
JULY Wed 25 11:00 Community Gardens
AUGUST AND SEPT TRAVEL ON OWN
Once again our premier planner Skip Shaeffer has come up with an interesting site, GARDEN CONSERVANCY.A national organization that has access to private very attractive gardens around the country.3 locations are in Fairfield County in next 2 months. Admissions are a nominal $7 per person.Please open site below and explore.SAT AUG 18 Redding CT
SUN SEPT 9 and Sun SEPT 16 Westport and Wilton
SEPT WEEKEND Greenwich Spectacular Dahlia Show — Steve Taranko DATE TO FOLLOW
Be alert to additions and other changes and/or request to be put on our Email list
Jorgen Jensen and Chuck Greenlee Co-Chairs
ALSO, WE ARE Continuing to LOOK FOR Ys members who might have homes or friends homes with interesting gardens or landscapes which we could visit. Let us know!
2019 Mid April Aspetuck with Tom Johnson
2017 EVENTS MIGHT BE OF INTEREST
Garden Club Schedule – 2017 repeat 2017!!
- February: Diana Ringleheim, Senior Center – Jorgen Jensen
- August: Community Garden/Nick Mancini – Lou Rolla
- September: Greenwich Dahlia Show – Steve Taranko
Others without dates/TBD:
- Jorgen’s neighbor’s – Jorgen Jensen
- Diana Ringleheim HOME Jorgen JenseN
- Flower/rock garden in Westport – JP Montillier
Ideas and/or “on your own”:
- Botanical Garden
- Westport Garden Tour
Below are some photos of past events and comments for your garden ..
May 20 Mark Yurkiew's Garden and House Tour:
Garden tour with Mark Yukiew
April 15 Harry Audley Garden Planning and Techniques:
Other Items:- Deer Repellant - From March session at Sr Ctr w/Diana Ringelheim
Use a Deer Repellant as follows:
Wisk one egg. Mix with 4 times volume of water and add a drop of Detergent.
Filter through a fine mesh metal sieve. Does not keep well so throw it away when finished.
Spray on plants and bushes. Deters deer for 30 day.
Does not smell. May also deter other animals.
Stuff does not keep well so throw it away when finished.
Drastically prune top off large bushes to let the light down the center and encourage growth from within.
Normal pruning of the outside branches will encourage growth at the end and leave the bush hollow.
1) Pyrethrum - An effective organic pesticide. For most effectiveness try spraying at night using with a flashlight to hit nocturnal insects that are hidden in daylight. This wet warm summer has wreaked havoc on larger than normal scale with insects.
2) Fertilmulch aka Sweat Peat very effective mulch. Also avail in bags as Green Envy.
3) Incrediball Hydrangea recommended with thicker stem for easier pruning and gorgeous full flowers.
Not enthusiastic about BellaAnna. Also an Ever Blooming Hydrangea may have some problems with some mislabeling, etc.
4)OxiDate - A VERY effective Bactericide/Fungicide used in VARYING dosages for far ranging things from crops, to ponds, to patios. Google for more info!!
- Virginia Creeper - A problem around here. Pull it !
- Mustard Garlic - Get rid of mustard garlic, an invasive Asian import that spreads quickly. Don't compost it.