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Posted on April 10, 2014
Saturday July 26, all day. Return to ‘simpler times’ through the rediscovery of the Garden Party of yesteryears, featuring wine, song, FREE entertainment, garden tours and more! This is all ages, family friendly event. Costumes are welcome too! In support of Norfolk General Hospital. info [at] whistlinggardens [dot] ca (Contact Whistling Gardens) to register. Darren Heimbecker, owner of these gardens, is an ORG&HPS member.
Posted on April 10, 2014
July 5 & 6, 2014 9:00am-5:00pm. ORG&HPS member, Plant Paradise Country Gardens, is hosting the 7th annual Delphinium Festival. It is a celebration of summer in the garden that includes guided talk & tours of the botanical gardens, plant sales, BBQ lunch, artisans, and a presentation by the world renowned Delphinium hybridizer and creator of the New Millennium Delphiniums from New Zealand, Terry Dowdeswell. Free, reserved seating. Visit their website for more information. www.plantparadise.ca
Posted on February 27, 2014
Delosperma are colourful succulents from South Africa for a sunny, dry rockery. ORG&HPS member, Dugald Cameron, writes: "If your soil is heavy, add lots of coarse sand and plant on a raised bed or slope. If your soil's sandy: lucky you. Just don't plant in a spot that's a skating rink in winter." Gardenimport sells a number of Delosperma hybridized by Panayoti Kelaidis, our April speaker. View Panayoti's video.
'Lavender Ice' 'Fire Spinner' 'Table Mountain'
Posted on February 25, 2014
The German seedhouse Jelitto offers seed that is often rare and unusual. ORG&HPS orders a few each year on behalf of its members. The seeds will be on sale at both the March and April meetings and are also available by mail. Quantities are limited so get your order in fast! View the list and get full details.
"The World of Hepaticas"
To speak September 14, 2014 at: September Presentation featuring John Massey and Members' Plant Sale
John Massey is a nurseryman, plant breeder, plant collector and, above all, a passionate gardener. He acquired Ashwood Nurseries as a teenager in 1968, straight from school and with no formal training in horticulture. John is a specialist in...
Plant of the Month for April, 2014
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A well behaved, unusual sedum that always gets a comment from visitors. Sedum repustre is a common bluish green sedum that spreads quickly, and the variety S. rupestre ‘Angelina’ is a well-known yellowish version that is almost invasive. Sedum rupestre f. cristata looks quite different, and does not spread very quickly. It makes a great rock garden plant and stays small enough to be suitable for a trough.