• Fabulous Flower Show Designs, Next Garden Club Program

    On Wednesday, October 8, the Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program presented by Trish Manfredi titled “Fabulous Flower Show Designs.”

    Using exciting uses of color and texture, Ms Manfredi will create unique floral designs suitable for display at a flower show. She will demonstrate the similarities and differences between traditional, creative, and abstract floral design. Tips and techniques that encourage creativity and make flower arranging fun will be demonstrated as well.

  • ‘Grow For Show’ Next Program For Town & Country Garden Club

    On Wednesday, September 10, The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will present a special program by Ronnie Schoelzel titled “Grow for Show.”

    The garden club is beginning to prepare for a judged flower show to be held next year in Newtown. Ms Schoelzel’s program will focus on how to prepare container grown plants and cut specimens for exhibit in the show as well as how to groom and transport exhibits.

  • Himmelman With Bird Stories For Next Garden Club Program

    The Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown will host “Birds: Their Side of the Story” by John Himmelman on Wednesday, May 14, at 7 pm, at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road.

    Mr Himmelman will share entertaining stories about birds and bird watching, “from cuisine to cartoons, ornaments to icons, murmurs to murder.”  He is a well known illustrator and naturalist who lectures continuously, and has led field trips in search of various flora and fauna all of the country for many years.

  • ‘Holiday Magic:’ Floral Designs For The Season

    On Wednesday, November 13, The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program at Newtown Senior Center titled “Holiday Magic.”

    The program will presented by Gary Zinsmeyer (a/k/a “Gary Z”) from Stamford. His program, Mr Zinsmeyer said, will feature floral designs associated with Colonial and Victorian holiday decorations.

  • ‘Take The Fear Out Of Dividing Perennials’

    On Wednesday, October 9, The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will present a program by Carl Galanter, manager of perennials at Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden. Mr Galanter’s program will be “Take the Fear Out of Dividing Perennials.”

    The program will be at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. It will begin at 7 pm and is open to the public, free of charge.

  • Thirsting For Assistance

    Members of the Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown, from left, co-president Diana Johnson, co-president Josie Schmidt, Emi Lydem, and Barbara O’Connor display the buckets and pails used to hand water annuals in the island gardens maintained by the club. 

  • Preparing For Plant Sale

    From left is Mary Ellen Weiner, chairperson of the Town & Country 2013 Plant Sale; with Diana Johnson, Josie Schmidt, Joy Kopesky, Maureen Rohmer, Barbara O’Connor, Jan Gardner and Arlene Kreinik.

  • Roses That Anyone Can Care For

    Karla Dalley is a well known freelance writer and lecturer, water gardening expert, self-employed garden designer and consultant, and local expert for the media on a variety of topics. 


  • Finance Bd Pares School Budget Request By $750,000

    The Board of Finance has no line item authority over the school district budget request, but that did not stop its members from suggesting myriad ways the Board of Education and district administration could shave its $73,042,343 spending plan without necessarily eliminating key components like planned security enhancements, technology upgrades, facility maintenance and even full-day kindergarten.