Welcome to “In the Garden with Leah ,” a weekly column I’ll be curating and writing in the Milltown Monitor. I’m Leah Allen, and I’ll be concentrating on all gardening matters local. More than a column, it’s an organic niche where one can get inspired by your neighbors North Stonington gardens and the hard-working gardeners behind them.
You’ll find a niche where being mindful about what’s blooming around our town is encouraged, a niche offering ideas and suggestions for our area and answering your questions. I want it to be a niche where gardening is celebrated and positive gardening practices are promoted amongst beginner gardeners and advanced gardeners alike.
North Stonington has some of the most beautiful and abundant gardens in Connecticut, and we can all gain inspiration and learn from their beauty. Gardeners are some of the most optimistic and hard-working people on this planet and should be recognized for their efforts, whether its a beginner veggie garden or a collection of magnificent Knock Out rose bushes. Gardening is for everyone and we can all truly make the world a better place with gardens.
“In the Garden with Leah” wants to know what you’re growing in 2020.....are you sowing a new exotic vegetable in your kitchen garden? Or adding a new show-stopper dahlia to your cut flower garden? Maybe just taking a stab at growing beautiful red tomatoes with your kids for the first time. Tell me about it!
Have a question? Ask me. I believe 2020 is a year we can all grow a little more.
To kickstart a successful growing season, I wanted to provide a list of helpful local references that will help you get the best possible results for your garden. If you have a favorite company or nursery and don’t see it on our list, please let us know.
CT-based seed companies
CT horticulture sites
Nurseries and/or garden supply stores
Pequot plant farm-Stonington
B&M landscaping-North Stonington
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