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.

The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer

New Canaan Beautification League presents “The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer”, with Executive Director and Head Gardener Bill Thomas, on Wednesday, January 6th via a zoom webinar at 9:30 a.m.  Mr. Thomas will give a virtual tour of one of the most artistic public gardens in America.  Chanticleer, located in Wayne, PA., is an ever-evolving garden, designed to delight all the senses in every season.  His book, The Art of Gardening: Design, Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques, will be available at Elm Street Books.  
This program is free and open to the public.  To register, please go to

Professor, Author and Visionary Conservationist Doug Tallamy to Speak in New Canaan

Renowned author, professor and researcher, Doug Tallamy, will speak on the topic of his recently published book, “Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard.” Tallamy is best known for the national conversation he sparked more than a decade ago about the link between healthy ecosystems and human wellbeing. His first book, “Bringing Nature Home”, emphasized the irrefutably significant tie between native plant species, native insects and the rest of the food chain essential for a healthy world. Sponsored by the ten organizations that comprise the New Canaan Pollinator Pathway, Mr. Tallamy’s presentation will offer specific suggestions of how homeowners can turn their properties into conservation corridors and help make a difference for global biodiversity. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 3 at New Canaan Country School Auditorium, 635 Frogtown Road, starting at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm). Tickets are $15.