Learn about sprucing up your garden at local meeting

Brid Craddock, master gardener and founding member of the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers will give a talk at the next meeting of the Olde Ripton Garden Club on Monday, Oct. 5. The presentation will focus specifically on the headline topic, new flowering shrubs for a fabulous and easy care garden.

Brid has a background in interior and residential landscape design. Additionally, she holds two-year certificates in horticulture and landscape design and is a co-owner of Heirloom Gardens where she selects and grows unusual perennials, shrubs and trees.

Club members will also be displaying seasonal autumn arrangements using fresh and dried materials as well as Pumpkin Posies and Autumnal foliage displays.

Meetings are open to the public and refreshments are provided. Non-member fee is $5 and the meeting will take place at the Plumb Memorial Library, community room (downstairs), 65 Wooster Street.

Those interested in gardening are encouraged to attend. The club is looking for new members at all levels of gardening to join. Volunteers who want to assist in working at community gardens through Shelton are invited. Cost for annual membership is $25.

For more information, visit olderiptongardenclub.org.