SEPTEMBER – Mary Ellen Asmundson – Sensational Saxifrages for the Garden

Mary Ellen Asmundson

Sensational Saxifrages for the Garden

Monday, September 21st, 2009, 7 – 9 pm

The lecture covered the highlights of the complex genus, Saxifraga, and why it became one of my favorite group of plants. I had a powerpoint slide show illustrating saxifrages growing in gardens, in pots, and in alpine habitats. I talked about how to grow and propagate saxifrages.

Photo credit: Mary Ellen Asmundson
Saxifraga longifolia

First Annual Summer Picnic in Gold Bar

First Annual Summer Picnic in Gold Bar

Saturday, July 25th, 2009, 1 – 4 pm

Enjoy a potluck lunch, challenge yourself with a horticultural mini-quiz, see the Thai inspired Pavilion inspired by the musical,

MAY – Rizanino Reyes – Travels of a Young Gardener

Rizanino Reyes

Travels of a Young Gardener

Monday, May 18th, 2009, 7 – 9 pm

A general overview of my travels as a “NGG” (next generation gardener) and the plants that made it special. From my expeditions and garden visits in China to nursery hopping around the Pacific Northwest, come prepared to salivate over extraordinary plants through slides and potted specimens that will be raffled off and also offered for sale. This is one lecture not to be missed!

Photo credit: Riz Reyes
Lilium ‘Heirloom Lace’ with Alliums

APRIL – Susan and Barry Latter – Travelogue of New Zealand

Susan and Barry Latter

Travelogue of New Zealand

Monday, April 20th, 2009, 7 – 9 pm

In 2005 Barry & Susan Latter joined a Northwest Horticultural Society trip to visit the North and South Islands of New Zealand. They viewed wonderful gardens, both public and private, landscapes that blew them away, penguins and people, castles and fjords.

Photo Credit: Barry Latter
Bev McConnell’s garden, Ayrlies, North Island, New Zealand

March – Miller Time

Miller Time

Monday, March 16th, 2009, 7 – 9 pm

A tour of the Elizabeth C. Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture.