September Meeting and Members' Plant Sale featuring Geir Moen for two talks

Sep 8, 2019 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Bring plants to sell, your money to buy, and your lunch! Enjoy our first meeting of the new season with Geir Moen from Norway!

Presentation co-sponsored by NARGS

Plant Sale: starts at 12:30

We'll be ready to receive members' plants for donation about 10:30. If you plan to attend only the afternoon talk, try to bring your plants to the sale between 12 and 12:30. Please label and price your plants.

Pawpaws: Tom Atkinson has donated 3 young pawpaws which will be priced at $10 each.

At his home near Toronto Botanical Garden, Tom has one large pawpaw (about 1.5 metres tall) for saleat $20. It is in a pot but will need to be planted out very soon. He also has more of the younger plants (about .3-.5 metres tall). Tom's contact information is in your Handbook.

Look for the tall fragrant Black Bearded German Iris 'Superstition' and many dwarf bearded iris cultivars suitable for rockeries.

Vendors will be:

Virginia Hildebrandt (Click for list of plants for sale)

Majella Larochelle (alpines)

Anna Mizyn (click to view Anna's Perennials) will be selling variety of Sempervivums, Sedums and winter hardy cactus. Dwarf Larch and Pine trees, Acer japonicum Green Cascade, Acer palmatum Ariadne and Acer palmatum dissectum Waterfall. Contact Anna if you have requests for other plants from her website.

Arie Vanspronsen (rock garden and alpines) 




11:00 a.m. "European Treasures" 1:30 p.m. "Growing Alpines in Southeastern Norway"

Geir Moen
In his first talk in the morning, "European Treasures", Geir will show a selection of plant gems and wonderful scenery from different mountain ranges (Portugal, Italy, France, Spain, Greece and Romania). In the afternoon, Geir's second talk, "Growing Alpines in Southeastern Norway", he will share his experiences of growing Alpines where there are no mountains, summers are quite dry, and winter temperatures can drop below -30C.


Geir Moen

Geir Moen lives about 70 km northeast of Oslo, Norway. He has been passionate about plants from his childhood when his grandmother taught him how to sow and grow annuals. By 11 he had saved enough pocket money to sign up for a membership in the Norwegian Garden Society! Later he trained as a professional gardener. Over the years Geir has grown a huge range of plants, from tropicals to alpines, but for the past 25 years alpines have been his major interest. He is particularly interested in propagation. His passion for growing plants led to his passion for exploring plants in their natural habitats. Geir has also organized several groups to the Carpathians and Maritime Alps, and is planning his first group to central Tien Shan in Kyrgyzstan in May 2019.


Toronto Botanical Garden

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Toronto, ON