27 May, 2015 “Car Pool Field Trip” to private garden collection –- Having a field-trip with tour of a private garden, nursery or destination landscape is a new feature this season. Make a day of it…. Begin early and check
Join us for a Picnic Potluck at O’Brien’s Nursery, 40 Wells Road, North Granby CT. Hostas as a specialty!!! Unique finds as a practice!!! It is an exploration among delightful demonstration gardens and unique treasures to discover and purchase as
We are a group of Plant Enthusiasts dedicated to “Grow Beyond the Zone” through Education, Sharing & Cultivating. The HARDY PLANT SOCIETY (HPS) of New England, Connecticut Chapter is a friendly and informal gathering of plant lovers. The stated purpose
January 2015 Newsletter HPS
We are a group of Plant Enthusiasts dedicated to “Grow Beyond the Zone” through Education, Sharing & Cultivating.
The HARDY PLANT SOCIETY (HPS) of New England, Connecticut Chapter is a friendly and informal gathering of plant lovers.
The stated purpose of HARDY PLANT SOCIETY is to cultivate and promote interest in plants that are hardy in New England, from the tiniest herbaceous plants to giant trees and all between. As our membership draws from a broad range of interests, the exchange of ideas and knowledge among our group is dynamic!
HPS holds a series of evening lectures from September to April. These meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month except November and December when the meetings are held on the third Wednesday. A “coffee hour” precedes the meetings. The December meeting also includes a holiday celebration. At meetings there is often a raffle and/or auction of donated plants.
We love to share our knowledge of horticulture with all it’s trials and tribulations… join us as we interact with our speakers and members before, during & after the presentation. Our meetings are very interactive & we enjoy each others company in a small group setting.
GENERAL MEETING INFORMATION
Socializing and goodies will begin at 7:00PM with the speaker scheduled for 7:30 PM. Members whose last names begin with A-M are asked to bring goodies in September. Members with initials N-Z will be asked to bring goodies in October and then the two groups will alternate each month. Our dedicated hostess, Kathy, prepares coffee & hot water for tea to enjoy with the repast our members share each month.
Directions for all regular meetings: The Solomon Welles House, Wethersfield, CT From the Silas Deane Highway (Route 99) turn East on Nott Street. The house is located at the intersection of Nott Street, Hartford Avenue and State Street. The street address is 220 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT. From I 91, take exit 26 and follow signs to Motor Vehicle Department. The house is just beyond the MVD building at the intersection of Nott Street, Hartford Avenue and State Street.
There is a circular drive in front of the house and people may stop there to unload anything that they are bringing to the meeting. There are two handicapped spaces to the left of the house off this semicircle. To get to the main parking area, you must follow the driveway around the left side of the house to the area below and behind it. A pathway leads to the house from the parking area and you may enter the house from either the front door or the side kitchen door.
For further information about the Hardy Plant Society — Please Contact:
Leslie Shields, President
25 Johnson Ave.
Plainville CT 06062
860 747 8175
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When Thomas Meehan, a Philadelphia botanist, died in 1901, I’m sure he went
Dr. Randi Eckel has shared her newsletter as a blog post to start off our Hardy Plant Society Blog. It may be January, but we’re busy, busy, busy!Folks often ask us what we do all winter… They are often surprised to find
February 25, 2015 Having a workshop is a new feature this season—location is the Wethersfield Academy of Arts – <http://www.wethersfieldarts.org/> Dr. Randi Eckel “Making More of a Good Thing! Propagation of Native Plants” Lecture & Workshop @ Wethersfield Academy of
Hardy Plant Society Membership September 2014 – August 2015 Annual Dues: _____ Single membership $30.00 _____ Family membership $35.00 Date Paid: ____/____/_____ Amount Paid: ________ Paid By: ________Check _____Cash Name(s): ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Email: ____________________________________________ Email: ____________________________________________
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