Shelton garden club holds Plant ID Contest, Plant Mystery Day

Olde Ripton Garden Club members try to identify plants during last year's Plant Mystery Day.
Olde Ripton Garden Club members try to identify plants during last year’s Plant Mystery Day.

Members of Shelton’s Olde Ripton Garden Club will test their plant skills by identifying fruits and nuts, flowers, foliage plants and ornamental plants at their next meeting Monday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St., Shelton.

Woody plants, vines, ground covers and ornamental grasses are among the plants that will be displayed.

The hands-on event is designed to be fun and is open to gardeners of all experience levels.

Bring along an unknown plant

A "Plant Mystery" segment will help identify plants that even seasoned gardeners may be baffled by. If someone has an unknown plant in their collection, they can bring it along to see if garden club members can identify it.

Also featured will be a Plant Swap. People with any tired, old or unwanted plants they would like to swap out for something new should bring them along.

The meeting can be a chance to thin out the beds and share the bounty of perennials and plants with other gardeners.

Public is welcome to attend

The public is welcome to attend and new club members always are encouraged. Refreshments will be served.

No mastery garden experience required, just a love for plants and nature and the desire to learn more.

For information call Renee at 203-775-6645 or go to