March Meeting featuring Lisa Roper of Chanticleer Garden

Mar 11, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Speaker starts at 1:30

Member's Showcase: Show, Tell, Ask

Let Anna know if you will participate or just turn up. If you are shy, send Anna your questions before the meeting anna [dot] leggatt [at] sympatico [dot] ca (Contact Anna)anna [dot] leggatt [at] sympatico [dot] ca ( )

Jeff Mason will give an overview of the selection of irises he'll have available in September
Bring a special plant or its photo and tell us about it, or tell us about a sighting, a garden solution, a book, a place to visit
Ask for help about a gardening problem.


Vendor: Virginia Hildebrandt. 

Cyclamen   sp.   $10.00
Dianthus   'Brigade' red $5.00
Draba   longisiliqua white $5.00
Draba   cretica yellow $5.00
Draba   aizoides yellow $5.00
Geranium   tricolor lvs   $5.00
Helleborus   orientalis in bloom $15.00
Helleborus   niger full bloom $20.00
Helleborus   foetidus full bloom $30.00
Impatiens   pink/white 8-10 in pots $8-$10.
Lathyrus   vernus in bloom $5.00
Lewisia   sp   $10.00
Matthiola   sp. In bloom $3.00
Papaver   atlanticum? orange $5.00
Paphiopedilum insigne 9 flowers $30.00
Paphiopedilum phillipenense 4 spikes $40.00
Paphiopedilum St. Swithin 4 flowers $30.00
Phlox   Tiny Bugles' white $5.00
Phormium   'Flamingo' red/green $15.00
Rosemary   sp   $5.00

Purchase pots, trays, labels, and glassine envelopes.



Chanticleer and the Evolution of the Gravel Garden

Lisa Roper
Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The beautiful grounds encompass 15 distinct garden "rooms," with creative, impressionist plantings, seamlessly woven into rolling lawns, curving pathways, gentle hills, and magnificent woodlands. Gardeners have artistic freedom to choose plants, to integrate sculpture, to design and experiment—which has made this garden so special. During her presentation, Lisa will give an overview of Chanticleer and an in-depth tour of the Gravel Garden, where for the past four years Lisa has been developing the Chanticleer Gravel Garden, a gently sloping well-drained south- facing site. Planted with a mix of fine textured grasses, gray-leafed Mediterranean plants, hardy succulents, Asclepias tuberosa, and Echinacea tenesseensis, Lisa will discuss how form, texture, color and rhythm are carefully considered.


Lisa Roper

Lisa Roper is the Gravel Garden and Ruin horticulturist at Chanticleer, a public garden in Wayne Pa. where she has gardened for the past 26 years in various parts of the garden.  Lisa also photographs Chanticleer Garden weekly for What’s in Bloom on the Chanticleer website. Lisa has a BFA in fine art from The Cooper Union in NYC where she studied photography and painting. She is a graduate of the Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Training Program. Lisa has been a guest gardener at Stellenbosch University Garden in South Africa and Great Dixter in West Sussex, UK. She is also a contributor to The Art of Gardening, design inspiration and planting techniques from Chanticleer. In her spare time, she gardens at home with her husband, Allan Summers and a flock of chickens who nibble the insects as she weeds.


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