Posted in Members' Forum on May 13th, 2011 by admin — Comments Off

OUR WEBSITE – Our website is now open to the public, so it is much easier for our members to spread the word about our organization.  Feel free to share the website link with prospective members.  The Members section of the site remains private, however, and requires use of our password.

EVENTS – Noteworthy events and announcements are listed on this, the “Home Page.” “Area Events” is a frequently updated resource for garden-related events in the area, and is a page we recommend you visit regularly. Events open only to MG members will be listed in the MG Members section of the site and accessible by password.


Upcoming Events:

March 4, Saturday. Symposium, HVRHS, Falls Village. Rich Rosiello has put together an exciting group of speakers:


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mad Gardener’s Symposium:

Just Plain Gorgeous! In Drought or Deluge


All New England gardeners have struggled with fluctuating temperatures and sporadic rain quantities, and as these patterns become more extreme we are all searching for design and plant ideas we can implement to help our gardens not only endure, but dazzle. Recognizing this conundrum, the Mad Gardeners brought together some of the best horticultural minds in the industry to offer proven design techniques and gorgeous plant options to help us attain this goal.

Kicking off this event is Pennsylvania-based landscape designer, author and photographer, Rick Darke, who will illustrate his experiences with water conserving designs through dozens of tantalizing images. Rick has studied and photographed North American plants for nearly 40 years and his passion and knowledge are sure to inspire.

Many native shrubs can be beautiful additions to our landscapes, providing seasons of interest without hours of maintenance and pampering. Jessica Lubell, Associate Professor of Horticulture at the University of Connecticut, will share many of her favorites, such as Aronia,Diervilla, Myrica and Spiraea, and explain the potential of those that can be used in even the most difficult landscapes.

Landscape expert, Pamela Berstler, who grew up in Pennsylvania, now lives in one of the most water-challenged areas of California yet she doesn’t let that stop her from creating stunning landscapes. Using the Watershed Approach, she will explain how choosing appropriate plants and utilizing strategies to manage rainwater and other resources will promote sustainable gardens in the face of climate change.

DOWNLOAD the Symposium brochure for talk descriptions, speaker bios, and registration form.

CTNOFA has approved the program for  4 AOLCP CEUs. CT DEEP Pesticide Management Program has approved it for CATE./CR.HRS: PA, 3A / 4.25

Photos below (and the one above right) are courtesy of: RICK DARKE LLC, Landscape Ethics – Contextual Design – Photography, 526 Chambers Rock Road, Landenberg, PA 19350  •  rick@rickdarke.org

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TO JOIN MG – Download the 2017 Mad Gardeners Membership Application here.  Visit the “About Us” page to learn about the benefits of joining.

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HOW TO SHARE NEWS & EVENTS – How to spread the word about your non-profit organization’s event through us:  We are an informal group.  Our 3 mailed newsletters are published fall, winter and spring.  To submit an article contact Kathy Nelson [knelson151@sbcglobal.net].  To submit a calendar event listing contact Nancy Chute [nchute@earthlink.net].  For event listings provide your email address and a brief event description (date, time, location, description and a link to more info, if available).  Some events are included in the newsletter, but all are forwarded to our webmaster for possible posting.  Note: notices emailed to members are restricted to business-related information and meeting reminders, with other events occasionally tacked on.  They are sent infrequently so we recommend that you regularly check this website for area news and events.