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In Unison: Creating Harmonious Combinations for Pollinators and You
Author Tovah Martin to Speak at May 14 Garden Club Program


Renowned gardener and author Tovah Martin will present “In Unison: Creating Harmonious Combinations for Pollinators and You” at the May 14, 2024, meeting of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club. The program will begin at 11 am at the Woodbury Firehouse, 25 Quassuk Road, Woodbury. Members of the public are welcome to attend for a $5 donation.

This lecture shares ideas for a pollinator-pleasing place where colors echo while textural themes reverberate and weave in and out throughout the growing season. Photographed at Furthermore—Tovah Martin’s own garden in Roxbury—this lecture is an intimate chronicle of a community of plants and their interrelationships. She urges her audience to “steal these ideas!”

Tovah Martin is the author of many gardening books. Her newly published title, The Garden in Every Sense and Season, received GardenComm’s Gold Medal Media Award in 2019. That book follows The Indestructible Houseplant, The Unexpected Houseplant, and The New Terrarium as well as Tasha Tudor’s Garden. A freelance writer, her articles have appeared in publications throughout the country including the Washington Post, Country Home, Traditional Home, Martha Stewart Living, New England Home, Flower, Cottage Journal, Milieu, Yankee, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens as well as Gardens Illustrated and The Daily Telegraph in Europe. She is an accredited Organic Land Care Professional through NOFA, an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and the recipient of their medal for outstanding literary achievement. In 2013, she received the Gustav Mehlquist Award—the highest honor bestowed by the Connecticut Horticultural Society. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, PBS television series and the CBS Sunday Early Show as well as many other television and radio broadcasts. With lifelong experience with indoor gardening, she also serves as a houseplant coach.

The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club, founded in 1927, is a charter member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc., and a member of National Garden Clubs. The club sponsors speakers at monthly meetings, garden-oriented field trips, numerous civic beautification and educational outreach projects in Woodbury, and a scholarship program. For more information, visit our website at www.pomperaugvalleygc.org.