The 2016-2017 Seed Exchange is now closed. Our sincere thanks to our volunteers, seed donors and all who ordered seeds. Happy Planting!
Fall Gardeners' Market, Saturday, August 26, 2017. If you have a nursery or garden-related business, here is an opportunity to sell directly to a plant and garden-crazed audience! Rent a space and join us! Vendor sign up form here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions.
Save the Date: Washington/ Alexandria Garden Trip, September 11-14, 2017. Sign up begins March 18, 2017. Trip form will be online that day.
William H Rein: Focus on Araucariaceae
Sylvia Green: Focus on Dahlias
Ilona Ontscherenki: Podcasts, A Great Way to Keep Up with the Latest Dirt in Horticulture-Even While It's Also Getting under your Nails.
February 1, Seed Propagation 101
February 2, Seed Cleaning Workshop
March 25, March Into Spring XXI
April 22, SIG-Winter Interest Mt. Cuba Tour
May 20, SIG-Native Plants Garden Tour
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:15am to 3:00pm
Join us for a stimulating, enjoyable day devoted to gardening - a perfect antidote to dreary weather and the beginning of gardening fever for the months ahead. This well-rounded program features 'gardening for the senses', 'plants with style', and top of the heap plant picks from those in the know, plus an informational update on Emerald Ash Borer, and an optional breakout session on organic problem solvers.
Fee: $75 for members of the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group ($85 beginning March 11); $85 for non-members ($95 beginning March 11). Fee includes morning coffee service and buffet lunch.
The early registration rate has been extended until March 10; fees increase March 11. Not yet a member? Click here to join today and receive the member's discount.
Saturday, March 25
George Coombs is the Research Horticulturist at Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin DE. He is responsible for the native plant evaluation program as well as evaluating plants for introduction to the trade. He has authored trial research reports on Coreopsis and Heuchera, presented at MIS in 2016, as well as the reports on Baptistia and Monarda presented this year. Before joining Mt. Cuba Center, George worked in the nursery industry at both the wholesale and retail levels.
C. L. Forniari is the author of six books including a book about common garden myths, Coffee for Roses. Her latest book, The Cocktail Hour Garden, is about creating evening landscapes for relaxation and entertainment. She hosts radio programs on WXTK and WRKO every Saturday and is a speaker who frequently presents to a variety of audiences.
C.L. is the resident plant geek at Hyannis Country Garden, a family owned garden center. Her website can be found at GardenLady.com. C. L.’s not-so-secret mission is to cultivate a gardening revival…in the meantime, one of her great pleasures comes from walking into her front yard veggie garden in the evening and asking, “What’s for dinner?” She grows multitudes of plants at Poison Ivy Acres on Cape Cod, MA.
Neil Hendrickson's degrees are in forestry: a BS from Cook College/Rutgers University, an MS from the University of New Hampshire, and a PhD from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He spent several years on the faculty of natural resources at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and for nearly thirty years since has been a practicing arborist. At the R.A. Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory since 2000, he conducts research, provides technical support, and does numerous lectures and workshops. He is a Certified Arborist, NJ Certified Tree Expert, and a member of the Society of American Foresters.
Steven Kristoph received an Associate degree in horticulture from Temple University and then went on to receive his Bachelors and Masters degrees in horticulture from Rutgers University. He has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers for over 30 years. In addition, Mr. Kristoph owns and operates Stephen Kristoph Nursery in Millstone Township of Monmouth County NJ where he grows many types of ornamental trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials.
Steve is passionate about plants and likes to share his passion with others. Plant walks with him are always an adventure. It’s not uncommon for Steve to stop at a big beech or oak tree and give it a hug. Taking time to smell all the roses is important to him and you can bet if there’s an indumented rhododendron leaf close by it is likely to get a gentle caress.
Kelly D. Norris is an award-winning author and plantsman from Iowa and the first director of horticulture at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, a newly revitalized 14-acre public garden in Des Moines, Iowa. He’s popularly known for his book, A Guide to Bearded Irises: Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts from Timber Press, which won the 2013 American Horticultural Society Book Award. His next book—Plants with Style—was published in December 2015. As a speaker, he has garnered acclaim for his high-energy presentations, leading many to call him one of the rising stars of American horticulture. Kelly’s career began at age 15 when he talked his parents into buying a nursery (Rainbow Iris Farm), and since then he’s become one of the few gurus on marketing horticulture to emerging demographics. His curatorial work at the Botanical Garden was recognized by the Chanticleer Foundation with a 2015 Chanticleer Scholar Award that will fund two years of plant collecting across the upper Midwest in support of the garden’s permanent living collections.
Shop 'til you drop with our wonderful PLANT AND GARDEN VENDORS, Gettysburg Gardens, Cairnsgrove Gardens & Apiary and Linden Hill Gardens. Also, back again will be our AWESOME SILENT AUCTION, our carefully curated selection of THE BEST NEW GARDEN BOOKS AT DISCOUNT PRICES (including those by our speakers), Atlas Gloves and eco-friendly HPS water bottles. NOTE: HPS will accept cash, checks and credit cards for the Silent Auction and book sales. Some vendors accept cash/checks only.
Our new Ways & Means Chair, Leeannn Essai, is busy assembling an Awesome Silent Auction. Auction items that have come in already are.
Cairnsgrove Gardens & Apiary - gift basket of soap/honey/hand cream
Delaware County Community College, Academic Building, Large Auditorium, 901 S Media Line Rd, Media, PA 19063.
Click here to register for March Into Spring.