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Seasons of Beauty with Shrubs Presentation Handouts for Download

We maxed out for our maximum number of attendees for Susan Mertz’s Seasons of Beauty with Shrubs presentation online on Saturday, February 20.

If you missed the presentation or couldn’t get in, want more information or can’t remember that certain plant that caught your eye during it you can download a color PDF of the presentation.

Click here to start your download.

February 2021 Free Speaker Series

Gardeners Connect is bringing back the Free Speaker Series for 2021. It will all be digital for the time being using Google Meet, which is available on internet browsers on PC and Mac and via apps for Android and iPhone. It even allows someone to dial in with just their phone. We did a lot of searching for some format that reached the most people, didn’t require a user account or software to download, was affordable for Gardeners Connect, and provided the most flexibility.

It all starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021 when we take a journey with Gardeners Connect Board member, director of horticulture at Powell Gardens, and garden writer – will present her “Favorite Flowering Shrubs.”

Join the Meeting

The annual meeting and January 2021 Free Speaker Series will be held via Google Meet at 10 a.m. and can be accessed by the following link https://meet.google.com/jsk-wibg-bpw.

The meeting can also be accessed by phone at 219-321-0301 and by entering the PIN 526 330 500# when prompted.

We hope that these digital meetings will bridge us over until we can all meet again in person.

January 2021 Free Speaker Series

Gardeners Connect is bringing back the Free Speaker Series for 2021. It will all be digital for the time being using Google Meet, which is available on internet browsers on PC and Mac and via apps for Android and iPhone. It even allows someone to dial in with just their phone. We did a lot of searching for some format that reached the most people, didn’t require a user account or software to download, was affordable for Gardeners Connect, and provided the most flexibility.

It all starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 when we take a journey with Gardeners Connect Board member and newsletter writer Bibie Chronwall as she presents, “Gardens, Gardeners and Gardening: Vignettes through History.” The journey will take us through gardens from many cultures and times established by renowned gardeners of many philosophies and styles. We will see furniture, garden ornamentation and tools that range from the useful to the whimsical to the never-ever-in-my-garden. There are trends and fashions in gardening throughout time though you should create your own garden that brings you joy, beauty, creativity, contemplation and a workout.

The meeting will start at 10 a.m. with election of executive committee and new board members and the vote on bylaws update.

Join the Meeting

The annual meeting and January 2021 Free Speaker Series will be held via Google Meet at 10 a.m. and can be accessed by the following link https://meet.google.com/jsk-wibg-bpw.

The meeting can also be accessed by phone at 219-321-0301 and by entering the PIN 526 330 500# when prompted.

We hope that these digital meetings will bridge us over until we can all meet again in person.

Insects in Your Garden with Betsy Betros

Part of the Gardeners Connect Members Speaker Series

Saturday, June 19, 2021
10:00 a.m.

This Event has been Cancelled.

We regret to say that the June 19 program, Insects in Your Garden by Betsy Betros has been cancelled.

Betsy is busy recovering from surgery and has a full schedule getting better. We wish Betsy a speedier recovery and hope she is back out with the insects in her garden soon enough.

We hope to reschedule it for later this fall or as part of our 2022 series.

Look at your July-August newsletter for upcoming announcements for a fall trip and LilyPalooza both just around the corner.

We at Gardeners Connect hope to be announcing our 2022 line up of speakers and programming soon. In the mean time stay cool and enjoy your gardens.

Free for Gardener’s Connect Members. Check your May-June 2021 Gardeners Connect newsletter for login details or email info@gardenersconnect.org for details.

We are never alone in our gardens. There is always a kinetic energy there in addition to the plants that is provided by the butterflies and other insects there. Area entomologist Betsy Betros plans to share some of her enthusiasm with us about them in a program titled “Insects in the Garden.”

Betsy is the author of “A Photographic Field Guide to the Butterflies in the Kansas City Region.” She graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor of science degree in entomology in 1976, but she focused on aquatic insects then and during her career. In retirement, Betsy has focused on terrestrial species. Her “Photographic Field Guide” was published in 2008. She is a contributor to BugGuide.net and active with Idalia Butterfly Society.

Cut-Flower Gardening with Lynn Byczinski

Part of the Gardeners Connect Members Speaker Series

Saturday, March 21, 2020
This Event has been cancelled.
10:00 a.m.

Due to the ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Gardeners Connect has cancelled the upcoming March, 21, 2020 Free Speaker Series.

Gardeners Connect wants all of our members, gardeners and the community as a whole to remain as safe as possible during this time.

Stay connected with Gardeners Connect and share your garden virtually this year by posting to facebook.com/GardenersConnect or by emailing photos of your plants and gardens to Chuck Robinson at chuck@gardenersconnect.org.

We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused.

For more information, email questions to info@gardenersconnect.org.

From Garden to Grill with Judith Fertig

Part of the Gardeners Connect Members Speaker Series

Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Let’s warm up with thoughts of gardening and grilling with Kansas City-area gardener and cookbook author Judith Fertig.

Novelist and cookbook author Judith Fertig grew up in the Midwest, went to cooking school in London and Paris, and now lives in the Kansas City area.

Judith is author of several cookbooks, including “Coming Home In Heartland: The Cookbook” and “Prairie Home Cooking.” Judith is co-author with Karen Adler of eight barbecue cookbooks, including “The Gardener and the Grill” and “Patio Pizzeria” and “Red, White and ‘Que.” “Prairie Home Cooking” was nominated for a James Beard and an International Association of Culinary Professionals awards.

She plans to inspire us with a program titled “Garden to Grill.”

What’s New with Andrew Fox, owner Arnold’s Greenhouse

Part of the Gardeners Connect Members Speaker Series

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What’s New for 2020

Come meet the new owner of Arnold’s Greenhouse and find out what he has in store for the business.

Andrew Fox is the new owner of the business started in 1977 by Rita and George Arnold. He and his parents became owners in October 2018. Andrew graduated from Kansas State University in December 2017 with a degree in horticulture. The Fox family has a farming operation in southwest Kansas, where they grow wheat and corn. Andrew’s mother is native to area near LeRoy.

“I’ll just pick out a few dozen favorites,” he said.

Andrew says they have added nearly 150 new plants for 2020 so he won’t be able to cover all of them in a hour-long presentation.