Karla A. Dalley, a TV and radio gardening expert, will give a presentation at the meeting of Shelton’s Olde Ripton Garden Club on Monday, July 6 at 10 a.m. at the Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St.

Dalley will present a program on native pollinators that will include samples of plants at their peak — natives, perennials, even tropical plants that could be over-wintered.

Her lecture will include information about bees, birds, butterflies and insects. There will also be a talk on spring flowers.

Dally is a garden designer and water-gardening expert, and writes for local and regional publications.

Club members will display artistic Fourth of July red, white and blue arrangements as well as horticultural displays of fragrant flowers and herbs, or any flower mentioned in Shakespeare’s writings.


New members welcome


The club is always looking for new members at all levels of gardening to join. Volunteers who want to assist in planting and maintaining gardens at community locations throughout Shelton are invited.

Meetings are open to the public and refreshments are provided. Non-member fee is $5. Details at olderiptongardenclub.org.