NARGS Geophytes Zoom conference – Video available
Geophytes, those herbaceous plants which regrow from below-ground buds, are the topic of the next NARGS virtual Zoom conference
You won't want to miss this one! Indoors and out, we all love bulbs. What do the experts grow? Find out at this virtual webinar conference:
NARGS Rocks: Geophytes!
- Tom Freeth will speak on The Bulbous Collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Wonder what he grows? Check out @teefreeth
- John Graham, our next lecturer, ran a nursery that specialized in Species Peonies, the subject of the next talk. You can find him on Facebook moderating the private Species Paeonia Group.
- Our last speaker, and co-host, will be Peter Zale, speaking on Geophytes from a Plant Collectors Garden. Check out @peter_zale
NARGS Webinar: “Succulents on the Rocks” Video available
The North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) hosted a webinar on Saturday January 15 at 10:30 am EST: "Succulents on the Rocks". Although this webinar has passed, the videos of the presentations will be posted aproximately 2 weeks following and you will still be able to purchase tickets to watch.
Click here to see who presented and to purchase your ticket.
GA3 available for members only
The GA3 has arrived, and if you are an ORG&HPS member, you may order GA3 via the members only portion of the website. If you like to learn more about GA3, go to https://onrockgarden.com/index.php/germination-guide/use-of-ga3
Peter Keeping's Clematis List 2022
Peter has provided his list of available Clematis for 2022 as well as a few other plants. It is available in the Member's Only section under Member Plant Sales.
If you are already logged into the the website you can click here to be taken to the Member Plant Sales page.
Recalcitrant/Hydrophilic Seed Exchange for Members
This Recalcitrant Seed Exchange is available to Members Only. You must be logged in to access the list.
Are there some plants you love but their seeds won’t germinate for you?
The Situation: These seeds may be recalcitrant, or hydrophilic. Many of our spring ephemeral woodland plants fall in this group. Their viability is very short so they must be planted immediately when the seeds ripen, even if germination is not till the following year. Drying out means seed death. Seed Exchanges can often take too long for this group of seeds, so some hydrophilic seeds are not accepted.
The Solution: Obtain seeds in the late spring and early summer and plant them immediately.
I want: How to get seeds
Send your list of seeds you really would like to
I’ve Got: How to Give Seeds
Do you have seed that will dry out before you can donate it to our seedex? Please share some with our members by sending your list to
Please send your list of available seeds to us as soon as you know you will have some, even if it’s only one kind.
Members will then be able to contact each other directly to request or donate seeds by checking the Recalcitrant/Hydrophilic Seed Exchange in the Members Only area.
We are sorry but this opportunity is open to Canadian members only. Keep track of your costs and claim a comparable plant at the society’s table at one of our plant sales.