Beech Leaf Disease – What We Know About the Impact to Our Trees

Dr. Robert Marra of CT Agricultural Experiment Station will present on this topic. Sponsored by New Canaan Beautification League, New Canaan Conservation Commission, New Canaan Land Trust, Plant New Canaan, Aspetuck Land Trust, Darien Land Trust, Greenwich Land Trust, Norwalk Land Trust, Stamford Land Trust, and Wilton Land Conservation Trust. This webinar is free and open to the public. To register, go to

Welcome Home George Washington: Mount Vernon’s Gardens

Welcome Home George Washington: Mount Vernon’s Gardens” Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at Mount Vernon, will present an entertaining look at the gardening world of the first U.S. President. He will explore the beauty, use and importance of Mount Vernon’s gardens and landscape, as well as the preservation efforts and the recently restored pleasure garden. Two books, The General in the Garden and Dining with the Washingtons, will be available at Elm Street Books. To register, go to:

Podcast: Faith Kerchoff of the New Canaan Beautification League

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Faith Kerchoff, the New Canaan Beautification League’s co-chair of civic beautification, about the organization’s plans for the spring, ongoing work around town and membership, which has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The League is donor-supported organization. Here’s an interview from two years ago with Kerchoff on the Lee Memorial Garden. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:

Success with Hydrangeas with Lorraine Ballato

Lorraine Ballato is a professional horticulturist, lecturer, writer, photographer and instructor who will share with us everything we need to know about growing “foolproof” hydrangeas. Her latest book, Succees with Hydrangeas: A Gardener’s Guide, will be available at Elm Street Books. To register, go to:

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden with Roy Diblik

Roy Diblik is a recognized perennial plant expert, grower, designer, speaker and author. Combining his 35 years of knowledge growing traditional and Midwest native perennials, he specializes in highly aesthetic, sustainable plant communities for all seasons, while reducing maintenance through design. His book, The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden, will be available at Elm Street Books.