The Autumn Gardens of Normandy & Brittany Trip is full. We are accepting names for the wait-list only.
Article by Elizabeth (Neil) Wattles: Three Apples in The Honorable John Jay's EyesWe are soliciting vendors for Fall Gardeners' Market, Sat, Aug 22.
Apr 25, SIG Tour, Brandywine Conservancy (waitlisted)
Apr 26, SIG Tour, Awbury Arboretum visit (waitlisted)
Jun 15-18, Newport, RI Trip
(filled, but you may join the wait list)
Jun 20, Clearview Nursery Shopping
Jul 1, HPS Grant Deadline
Aug 22, Fall Gardeners Market
Sep 3-11, Normandy/Brittany Trip
Sep 12, Still Pond Nursery Shopping
Design Principles for Sustainable Gardens
Lehigh Valley Lecture, 2pm Sunday, Apr 12
Plan to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon in Schnecksville near Allentown starting with a lecture at 2 pm by Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens.
Sustainable is a big buzzword these days, but often we fail to consider how the garden can make your home both more energy efficient and friendlier to the environment. Your garden can actually play a huge role in balancing the harm done by a home, autos, and other creature comforts. This program will outline a number of design techniques, such as thoughts on using recycled items, plant placement and even deer resistant plants that will simultaneously help mother earth and provide a more attractive garden for year-round enjoyment!
A longtime proponent of unusual and fun plants, Bruce is responsible for the 180-acre garden for Rutgers University, and is also an adjunct professor in Landscape Architecture at Rutgers. Bruce lectures frequently and has yet to find a plant that he does not like!
Fee: $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register at www.pennhort.net/lehigh. The Eugene & Marie-Louise Jackson Lecture is jointly sponsored by the Allentown Garden Club, the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Round out the day with lunch or dinner at an area restaurant and visit interesting local sights. Travel directions will be sent to registrants in early April.
The Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group (HPS/MAG)
We are a not-for-profit volunteer organization for gardeners in the Mid-Atlantic region. We encourage gardeners - from beginners to professionals - to learn more about horticulture and to share their skills, knowledge, and plants with each other. Members gather throughout the year to visit gardens and nurseries in the Delaware Valley. We sponsor plant sales, trips, seminars, and lectures about plants, ecology, design and propagation, and conservation.