January is the month to start thinking about your gardening goals for 2019. Do you want to learn more about gardening? Enhance your existing garden? Begin planning a new garden?
Thanksgiving season is almost upon us, and that comes along with the best part of the holiday—the food! Thanksgiving dinner is known to be the most anticipated meal of the year, partially due to all of the rich seasonings and flavors that come along with it. Several of these mouthwatering flavors are attributed to culinary herbs, many of which can be found at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens' very own herb collection.
Thousands of Stamford’s bright second graders visit the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens twice per year, eager and ready to learn about the plants around them. While some have already begun learning about plants in the classroom and others have no prior background knowledge, the Bartlett Arboretum offers several fun and interactive activities to enrich their understanding of the environment.
Poison ivy is a woody plant with varying growth patterns and leaf characteristics. It is usually found in vine form but it can also grow as a shrub, climbing vine with aerial roots, or lay prostrate on the ground. Stems are capable of forming roots and sending out new shoots when in contact with soil.
Garlic mustard is a biennial (two-year lifecycle), herbaceous plant that spreads rapidly by seed in many types of woodlands. One of the most invasive and difficult-to-control weeds in the region. Read more.
Have you tried Yoga at the Bartlett? Did you know that we offer Sunday morning 9 am yoga hikes with Viki Boyko. It's a fantastic way to start your day in a beautiful natural serene setting.
Does your garden need a little dressing up for winter? It is cold and snowy outside, but winter doesn’t need to be a boring time in the garden. With just a little extra attention, you can select plants that add details to your landscape. Textures, colors, and movement can make your garden beautiful in winter!
Asclepias tuberosa, butterfly weed, Apocynaceae. This bright beauty will attract all types of pollinators to your garden. It is most known for being a Monarch Butterfly's favorite plant, as it is the only leaf their caterpillars can eat. Keep an eye our for their colorful blooms, and the colorful visitors they bring.
Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal flower, Campanulaceae. From the moment it begins to bloom in mid to late July this bright red flower beckons Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Swallowtail Butterflies. Clearly visible among the dark green foliage of high summer, the many tubular flowers on a strong upright stem charm human visitors to the garden as well.
Commelina communis, Asiatic dayflower, Commelinaceae. While this small flower is quite pretty, it will take over your garden in a hurry. To learn how to identify and manage this pesky plant, inform yourself using our blog.