HPSW Christmas Party – December 13th from 3 to 6pm

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The HPSW Christmas Party will be Dec 13 3pm-6pm or so at Lynne Harrison’s on Mercer Island

There will be a white elephant gift exchange but no stealing others’ presents – unless they WANT to exchange with you. You do not have to participate in the gift exchange if you’d rather not. You cannot bring what you got last year, you have to wait til the 2nd year to bring it back. 

It’s a potluck. Bring a dish to share. Parking in Lynne’s driveway or on the street. 

HPSW Meeting – Nov. 16th – 7pm : Kathleen DeMaria – Washington Park Arboretum New Zealand Gardens

SONY DSCKathleen DeMaria will be  speaking on Creating New Zealand of the Northern Hemisphere:The Trials, Tribulations (and Successes) of Installing New Gardens at the Washington Park Arboretum

Kathleen DeMaria joined the Arboretum staff. in 2013 as the new full-time gardener in charge of maintaining the New Zealand Forest at Pacific Connections.  Kathleen is a graduate of the Master of Environmental Horticulture program at the UW. Before coming on as staff, she was an active volunteer in the Pacific Connections Garden Stewards program at the Arboretum.

There will be food and socializing at 6:30, a business meeting at 7 followed by the talk

Join Us for Refreshments and Socializing  at 6:30 ,

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105  MAP


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HPSW Meeting – September 21@ 7pm : Pat Riehl – Victorian Stumpery

gby1906_1a-autumn-fern.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.1280.960A Victorian Fern Stumpery on Vashon Island.

Join us as Pat Riehl explains in words and photos the story of building a Victorian Stumpery on Vashon. 

 “A true stumpery is not just a stump that somebody has found and then planted,” says Pat as she tells  her story of building a Victorian Stumpery on Vashon. A landscape filled with stumps that serve both as sculptural elements as well as home to many plants.  Pat will explain some of the history of stumperies as well.  

What is a Stumpery?

Stumperies are garden features made from dead tree parts, such as stumps, logs, branches, and bark–debris that commonly clutters yards after a storm. Contemporary stumperies sometimes feature driftwood, railway ties, and floorboards.

Join Us for Refreshments and Socializing  at 6:30 ,
NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105  MAP
A sign up sheet will be available for the October Bulb Sale.   Lots of help is need to package bulbs on October 3 and 4 and to assist with the sale on October 11th
Meeting begins at 7pm and then Pat Riehl will present

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105  MAP

CUH is at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

HPSW Meeting -June 15 @ 7pm : Bob Seaman – Pacific Coast Irises

PCI.Silver Plate clumpIt’s said that growing Pacific Coast Iris can be a challenge. This may be true for some of them, but they are well worth the effort!   Join Bob Seaman for a stroll through the garden and see why.

Bob will do a quick review of other irises as well.

Bob Seaman has created a beautiful garden on this small city lot and has specialized in PCIs since 2009. He has over 240 varieties, as well as a smattering of bearded irises and misc. other species, tucked into every corner, making excellent use of the small space.   Bob Seaman

AIS Region 13 RVP

7051 S 126th St

Seattle, WA 98178-4337

206-235-7358

kcisbob@leonineiris.com

www.aisregion13.org

Refreshments and socializing 6:30

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 MAP
CUH is at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

HPSW Meeting -May 18th @ 7pm : Connie Sidles – Attracting Birds to our Gardens

SecondNatureCover-thumb-308x483-29115Connie Sidles, a member of the Seattle Audubon Society ,and former Board member .  Connie is a master birder with more than 600 North American birds on her life list. She has led several trips for Seattle Audubon Society and currently serves as chair of Seattle Audubon’s Publications Committee.

 

Refreshments and socializing 6:30
NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 MAP
CUH is at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

HPSW Meeting -March 16 @ 7pm : Tim Hohn – In Your Element: Horticulture Education

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In Your Element: Horticulture Education

 

A brief exploration of how we study, work with, and commune with plants in ways that stimulate and develop our intellectual, emotional, and applied capacities for success in horticulture. Any resemblance to play is purely intentional!

Timothy C. Hohn is Chair of the Horticulture Department at Edmonds Community College, where he has instructed since 1995. Previously, he has worked as a curator at the Bronx Zoo and at the University of Washington’s Washington Park Arboretum and Center for Urban Horticulture, where he also taught horticultural classes. He received a Masters in Public Garden Management from the University of Delaware in 1986.

Refreshments and socializing 6:30
NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 MAP

 

CUH is at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105