Honey Sweet May

Dear Members, Sponsors, and Colleagues,

Wild Folk, published in 1922, is a collection of “nature-fiction” essays about the lives of wild animals and birds of the forest. Author Samuel Scoville Jr., a Stamford, CT native, wrote the following in the essay ‘Blackbear’, describing a mother bear leading her cubs through the forest in spring:

“At last came the golden month of the wild folk– honey-sweet May, when the birds come back, and the flowers come out, and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.”

This past weekend, APLDCT held its first in-person gathering since 2019. We visited Laurel Ridge Daffodils and White Flower Farm, both in Litchfield County, and the feeling was much the same as that mother bear and her cubs. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the daffodils were magnificent! The air was warm and full of birdsong, and each of us felt a sense of renewal, not only from a cold winter but from a long period of social isolation. It was good to feel the warm spring air again, but even better to experience the day with colleagues and friends.

We have more outings planned this year, each an opportunity to either learn, refresh, or to just rub elbows with fellow designers and green industry folks. Watch the newsletter and our social media sites for announcements.

Are you following APLDCT on social media? Are we following you? You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Houzz, and Pinterest. Please give us a follow and stay part of the discussion. We’re following as many members as we can find, so if we’re not following you yet, let us know!

And speaking of social media, we want to promote you! That’s right – if you have an idea for a blog article, an interesting post, or would like to share a recent project you’ve completed, let us know and we’ll share, retweet, or publish it on our own social media or website. APLDCT members are encouraged to use our resources to help you promote you. You can do so in the following ways:

  • Take over one of our social media accounts for a few hours or a day
  • Write a post on the APLDCT blog
  • Write a case study about a project you’d like to promote for the blog
  • Forward breaking news about you or your organization for us to share

We’re here to help you, so reach out when the muse strikes, and let us know!

As I come to a close this month, I want to once again ask you to get involved with APLDCT. We are looking for help as we grow this chapter, and there are many ways to get involved. And, not to worry, we can accommodate your busy schedule (busy is one thing we know about, too!) Whether you sit on the board, interact on social media, help organize, or simply attend an event, it ALL helps.

And make sure to stay in touch for information on an upcoming event at a rare plant nursery, you will not want to miss! (Details coming soon)

Thank you for your time, and I hope you and yours are happy, healthy, and prosperous!

Scott Hokunson
APLDCT Chapter President
Cell (860) 982-8635

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