Olde Ripton Garden Club to host meeting Sept. 11

The Olde Ripton Garden Club has announced that Cathy Beauregard will speak at its Sept. 11 meeting.  Her program, “The Autumn Lullaby,” will be presented and explain to gardeners how to “put their gardens to bed” for the season.

Beauregard is a New York Botanical Garden Graduate of the School of Professional Horticulture.  Trained as a graphics designer at The Connecticut Institute of Art, Cathy currently works as a horticulturist, landscape designer, garden lecturer, adjunct teacher and horticultural therapy consultant.

Beauregard Horticultural Services specializes in using a wide pallet of native plants and organic materials to reduce environmental impact, combat deer damage, and minimize the amount of water needed to keep the landscape in pristine condition. The firm designs both interior gardens with tropical rain forests and seasonal bulb displays, ponds, and desert gardens, as well as outdoor landscape projects which include designing native wildflower meadows, water and bog gardens, rain gardens, effective goose block barriers (for ponds) and organic raised bed vegetable gardens.

The program is open to the public and will be held at Plumb Memorial Library at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11 in the Community Room (downstairs), 65 Wooster Street downtown Shelton.  

Non-member fee is $5 and refreshments will be served.  Annual dues for membership are $25 for monthly meetings (except January & February) and the club is open to new members at all levels of gardening to join. For more information visit www.olderiptongardenclub.org.