Sept. 18, 2019
Connecticut’s Historic Gardens
Laurie Masciandaro, Site Manager of Historic New England’s Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, CT will speak on Connecticut’s Historic Gardens at Country Gardeners Garden Club on Wednesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. at the Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT. Ms. Masciandaro will share the history and beauty of the gardens that comprise Connecticut’s Historic Gardens, representing 15 historically significant gardens across the state. She is a graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle and holds a Masters in American History from UConn. The public is welcome. Refreshments begin 6:30 p.m. with the program at 7 p.m., followed by the club’s Business Meeting.
Location: Riverfront Community Center, Glastonbury, CT
October 16, 2019
From Field To Fine Art
Juried Artist To Explore Gourds and Art
The public is invited to explore the question “How does a raw, hard-shelled gourd become a piece of fine art?” on October 16th at the program “From Field to Fine Art” sponsored by Country Gardeners of Glastonbury Garden Club, at 6:30 p.m. at the Glastonbury Community Church meeting room, 113 Stancliff Road, Glastonbury.
Ceil Rossi, a juried gourd artist, will discuss how a piece of “nature’s pottery” progresses through the stages of growing, drying, cleaning, woodturning, and carving. Ms. Rossi teaches at the Farmington Valley Art Center, Windsor Art Center & her own studio in Agawam. While in Arizona, Ceil was President of the Southwest Gourd Association and a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance, American Gourd Society & the prestigious Sonoran Art League. Currently, Ceil is a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She will show a variety of gourds from the deserts of California, Arizona and other locations, at the October meeting of Country Gardeners.
November 20, 2019
Making A Difference For Wildlife One Plant At A Time