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Posted on March 6, 2014
Please bring your used books and magazines to the meeting on April 13 so they can be sorted before the sale.
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.
Posted on February 12, 2014
Primula auricula 'Joel'
The tiny jewels sold by Wrightman Alpines are always a favourite of ORG&HPS members. Their 2014 catalogue is now available. View
"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...
"Great Rock Gardens of Northern and Central Europe".
To speak April 13, 2014 at: April Meeting: Panayoti Kelaidis - "Great Rock Gardens of Northern and Central Europe".
Currently Senior Curator and Director of Outreach at Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) where Panayoti has worked since 1980. Panayoti began his career as curator of the Rock Alpine Garden which is a signature garden at DBG: the showcase of thousands of...
Plant of the Month for March, 2014
A real special plant with mixed up names. Many people call this plant Eremurus bungei, but the correct name is E. stenophyllus.
Eremurus stenophyllus; photo by Robert Pavlis
I first purchased this plant as a tuber. Knowing that the tuber rots easily, I planted it on a bed of sand in fall and never saw it again. I then decided to try growing it...