Great fritillary butterfly in meadow. Flowering meadow Pond-side landings for storm water management Stream-side planting Autumn meadow color Monarch butterfly lands on Joe Pye weed, boneset, goldenrod.

Landscape Ideas, Designs, Plans with Kathy Connolly

Covering Ground

April, 2021
Skunk cabbage emerges very early.
Native Shrubs for Blossoms, Month by Month

Who'd have thought the growing season, and pollinator season, of southern New England starts this early? But it does.

First, there's that funky swamp-life called skunk cabbage. The odiferous blossoms smell mighty good to particular flies and beetles. Those flies offer something to the skunk cabbage, too--pollination. 

A mourning cloak butterfly flies on March 21. Early-blooming red maples provide it with nectar. 

Speaking Events

Friday, April 23, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Webinar, 6 hrs instruction in 2 sessions of 3 hours each
Friday, April 30, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Webinar, 2nd session
Friday, May 7, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Webinar, Native Plant Trust
Friday, May 14, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Webinar: Old Greenwich Garden Club
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Mystic Garden Club (possibly Webinar)
Thursday, February 10, 2022 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Webinar, West Hartford Garden Club