Plants continue to develop roots throughout the fall despite the shorter, cooler days. Sale details

Peter will give two talks, at 10:30 and 1:30. Free admission. Non-members welcome. Details

How about a wild petunia for a dryish spot? Read more

Get your donations in by Oct. 31. Members can order in December. Details

NARGS is our parent organization...North American Rock Garden Society.  Value $40 US.

Speaking at our meeting on November 13. Free Admission. Non-members welcome. Details

SEED COLLECTING

For the September meeting, Anna Leggatt is organizing a Members' Showcase about seed collecting. Please contact Anna if you would like to make a short presentation.

 

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Viornas - a Special Double Presentation at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Deborah Hardwick

Deborah Hardwick is an avid 'clematarian' who has spent the last 15 years studying, collecting, growing and now hybridizing clematis. Her garden contains a collection of over 1300 registered and species clematis taxon in addition to her nursery with...

Plant of the Month for September, 2016

 (roo-EL-ee-uh  HEW-mil-is)

General Information:

Petunias are very popular in the garden but in colder climates they are annuals. The wild petunia, Ruellia humilis, is a hardy perennial that can take the place of other petunias.

Ruellia humilis:photo by Robert Pavlis

Ruellia humilis, by Robert Pavlis

Ruellia humilis has a number of common names including praire petunia, fringe-leaf wild petunia, hairy ruellia, hairy wild petunia and the fringe-leaf...