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.
Members' Garden Tour, Sunday June 25. On Sunday, June 25, we will be touring the West Chester, Pennsylvania, area to visit some wonderful gardens. Click here for more information about the gardens. Click here to register for the Members' Garden Tour.
Volunteers Needed For The Members' Garden Tour, Sunday June 25. We need volunteers to help as garden greeters, parking assistants, raffle ticket sellers, and reception set up and clean up. If you would like to join us in an enjoyable experience and in making our tour a success please contact Sandy Vernick at email@example.com.
Steven Kristoph: Our Prized Native Azaleas
May 20, SIG-Native Plants Garden Tour
June 3, SIG-Native Plants Garden Tour
June 25, Members' Garden Tour
August 25, Fall Gardeners' Market
September 23, Members's Wholesale Shopping Day: Stillpond Nursery
What is the HPS/MAG Seed Exchange?
Since the fall and winter of 1993-94, the Seed Exchange has been one of the activities that makes HPS/MAG stand out from all of the other plant societies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Each year, as the fruiting season for a plant comes to an end, dedicated Society members collect the seeds and forward them, along with a description of the plant, to the Seed Exchange Team. The information is then used to create the Seed Exchange Catalog. The 2016-2017 catalog included 976 seed donations generously contributed by 57 gardeners, from beginners to professionals.
In early January, Society members can order seeds for a small fee. Later in January and February, dozens of volunteers meet at The Henry Foundation for Botanical Research in Gladwyne, PA to sort and divide seed into packets to satisfy the orders. Thousands of work hours and volumes of gardening knowledge go into providing this valuable exchange of seeds.
Any member can submit seeds, or volunteer to clean and sort seeds. Not a member? Click here for the membership form.
Want to join the fun? To volunteer for any Seed Exchange Workshop, contact Polly Garnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Exchange, read "A Seed of an Idea and How it Grew" and "The Power of Seed" from past HPS Newsletters. Also visit the Avant Gardens Blog, GardenForeplay, for their 2014 posting titled "Collecting Seed for Seed Exchanges."