October Meeting featuring Mike Kintgen, and Members' Plant Sale

Oct 19, 2014 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Mike Kintgen will join us as part of the North American Rock Garden Speakers Tour. His talk will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Starting at 12:30 p.m., we will hold our final plant sale of 2014. If you are bringing plants, please include a label and suggest pricing for each one. Joyce Killin writes: "I have had a wonderful display of Rex Begonias all summer outside however they have grown dramatically and I need to reduce my collection." Look for her excess plants in this plant sale.

Seeds for donation to the Seedex can be left for Barrie Porteous at the membership table.

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Presentation

Patagonian Alpine & Cushion Plants

Mike Kintgen
Mike will share with us his passion for the plants of Patagonia.

Speaker

Mike Kintgen

Mike Kintgen is a Senior Horticulturist at the Denver Botanic Gardens where he oversees the Alpine Collection and nine gardens including the Rock Alpine Garden, and South African Plaza. Mike has worked full time at DBG since late 2004, but has volunteered and helped out since the mid 1990's. In 2012 he finished a two year project to get DBG's collection of alpines recognized in the North American Plant Collection Consortium through the American Public Gardens Association. He interned at both at Chicago Botanic Gardens and at the Rhododendron Species Foundation under Steve Hootman. He has been a member of NARGS since 1993 (age 12) and is currently president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NARGS. Travel opportunities since a young age have allowed him to observe alpines in Alaska, Hawaii, Argentina, Morocco, Spain, the Alps, and throughout the American West.

Location

Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave. E
Toronto, ON