Gardening

Home Depot and Lowe’s still haven’t committed to stop selling the pesticides that are killing the bees -- and now it’s time to up the pressure. A new report by our allies at Friends of the Earth reveals that more than half of the “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s actually contain bee-killing pesticides called neonics -- with no warning to consumers!

UCONN Home and Garden Education Center

Connecticut Gardener (Magazine)

National Gardening Association

Connecticut College Arboretum

Ct Historic Gardens

Salem Herbfarm

New England Hydroponic



Harkness Memorial State Park
275 Great Neck Road / State Route 213
Waterford, CT  06385  Click to view map
Phone: 860-443-5725

This beachfront park on Long Island Sound, site of a former mansion is home to an unusual historic and beautiful experience. Enjoy a garden of heliotropes, bred from the plants grown on the site over a century ago. Hours: 8 a.m.-sunset. Mansion is open for tours weekends and holidays from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. The first tour starts at 10 a.m. and the last at 2:15 p.m. Fees for parking.


If you are buying 'soil' from at the garden store, you may actually be buying toxic waste. Check these links:

    Sewage Sludge Everlasting

    www.riles.org on sludge.

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