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Ferns are hearty and have few pest or disease issues



Ferns can be a wonderful addition to any garden that has a bit of shade. “They are easy to grow,” says Mike Walker, a licensed horticulturist with Wilton’s Hoffman Landscapes, “and because they are a native plant, ferns have few if any pests or diseases. Ferns are also extremely versatile and tolerant of many soil types.”  We asked Walker for a few of his favorites for our area: 

Autumn Fern thrives in full shade. This fern initially displays coppery red fronds, which eventually mature to deep green as the season progresses. In the photo shown here it is paired with red astilbe. 

Hayscented Fern thrives in rich, moist soil in shade, but with adequate moisture it will tolerate full sun. Another benefit: it spreads on its own, achieving a height of about two feet. 

Cinnamon Fern is distinctive in spring when cinnamon colored spikes emerge from the center. An excellent choice to plant near a stream.

Lady Fern exhibits a lovely red shade on new fiddleheads. It is slow-growing and also does well as a potted plant.

Japanese Painted Fern is colorful! Some varieties have fronds that are tinged a silvery grey and others come “painted” in shades of burgundy. They make great companion plants for blue shades of hosta. 

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June 2017

Hosted with the support of The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Stepping Stones Museum, Mathews Mansion Museum and The Norwalk Parks Department, this Art Festival will be a premier cultural...

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Mathews Park
295 West Ave,
Norwalk, CT
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Cost: $20, $35, $45, $55, Garden Listening $10 Free tickets for students 18 and under

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY  10536
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Cost: Free to Ticketholders

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Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
40 Jesup Road
Westport, CT  06880
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Director Donna McLaughlin Wyant, an award-winning TV writer and producer, brings her production expertise to The 39 Steps once again – reprising her successful Darien Arts Center production...

Cost: $25 per person; senior citizens, 65 years of age or older, and students $23

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT
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The 39 Steps, a comedy, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from June 9 through 25. Donna McLaughlin Wyant directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local...

Cost: Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors and students,

Where:
Westport Community Theatre
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT  06880
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Experience the joy of setting sail and shutting off the engine as we sail through Long Island Sound. Sit back and relax or take a turn at the helm, the choice is yours. Sails depart from...

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Cost: Members $175; Non-members $225

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Wilton Historical Society
224 Danbury Road (Rt. 7)
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Cost: $325-$350/person

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Shorehaven Golf Club
14 Canfield Ave
Norwalk, CT  06855
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The Aldrich’s inaugural Summer Institute, Teaching and Learning through Contemporary Art and the Written Word, presents a unique learning opportunity for educators and creative professionals,...

Cost: $400

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Sponsor: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
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Music on the Hill welcomes singers for the 15th annual Summer Chorus, this year performing the Schubert Mass in E-Flat, led by artistic director Ellen Dickinson. Student singers welcome!...

Cost: $40 suggested minimum; $20/students

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Cost: Adult $10, Child $5

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY  10536
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Telephone: 203-438-4519
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Cost: Free, but registration is appreciated

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Fairfield University Dolan Shool of Business
1073 N Benson Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Cost: $15, $24, $32, $40 / Free tickets for students 18 and under!

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY  10536
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Cost: Free

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The Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT  06880
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Join us for a conversation about James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and Martin Luther King Jr.’s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” seminal epistles...

Cost: Free

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Grace Farms, Library
365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, CT  06840
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Cost: $5 members, $8 non-members

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Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT
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Cost: free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
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Telephone: 203-831-9063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
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Cost: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12

Where:
Cove Island Park
1281 Cove Rd
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Cost: $40 suggested minimum; $20/students

Where:
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
36 New Canaan Road (Rte. #106)
Wilton, CT  06897
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Telephone: 203-529-3133
Contact Name: Ellen
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Cost: Members $175; Non-members $225

Where:
Wilton Historical Society
224 Danbury Road (Rt. 7)
Wilton, CT  06897
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Website »

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Cost: $400

Where:
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Sponsor: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Telephone: 203-438-4519
Contact Name: Emily Devoe
Website »

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, LA


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Artist-in-Residence Jason Vieaux teams with former Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence, the Escher Quartet, for an exceptional evening of chamber music. Vieaux performs Ginastera’s only...

Cost: $15, $24, $32, $40 / Free tickets for students 18 and under!

Where:
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY  10536
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Cost: free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203-831-9063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
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Cost: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12

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Cove Island Park
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Grab your family and friends, and get in the spirit of ’76 by celebrating the Fourth with us a bit early. Caramoor favorite and Broadway baritone Ryan Silverman serves up classic songs from...

Cost: $30, $40, $50, $60, $70, $80, $85

Where:
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY  10536
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Experience the joy of setting sail and shutting off the engine as we sail through Long Island Sound. Sit back and relax or take a turn at the helm, the choice is yours. Sails depart from...

Cost: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12

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1281 Cove Rd
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