Saturday, September 27, 2008

News from National: Seed exchange changes

From Carol Eichler, chair:

The 2008-09 Seed Exchange is coming with some important changes! The Seed List will not be mailed this year. Rather it will be posted on the NARGS website: on December 15th. You will be able to download and print out the plant list and the order from from the website.

All orders will still need to be mailed in to the Main Distribution Chapter (address will be on the mail form). Printed copies will be available on request to those who do not have internet access. Request a printed copy to Laura Serowicz, NARGS Seed List, 15411 Woodring Livonia, MI 48154.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wurster work party

Can you give an hour or two? Come join in on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. on – immediately preceding lunch and our speaker program. Help us put the Wurster Rock Garden to bed for winter.

We’re planning a general clean-up, creating a to-do list for next season, and may tackle the bog area which has some assertive plants that should be culled. This is a great opportunity to spend time in this garden, gain first-hand experience and to appreciate how truly fabulous this rock garden is.

Conveniently, Wurster Garden and the venue for meeting are both at the Tompkins County Office of Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, N.Y. (where Dey St., Willow Ave. and Rte. 13 meet). See this google map.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cornell Plantations fall lecture series

Cornell Plantations has lined up another fine group of speakers, including ACNARGS member Ellen Hornig of Seneca Hill Perennials.

The remaining lectures are at 7:30 p.m. in the Statler Auditorium on the Cornell Campus. More info:

October 8: Bringing Nature Home
Doug Tallamy, author and professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, University of Delaware

October 22: The Truth about ‘Deer-Resistant’ Plants
Mark Bridgen, professor and director, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center

November 5: Out of Their Element: South African Plants in a Northern New York Garden
Ellen Hornig, horticulturist, owner of Seneca Hill Perennials

November 19: Gardens of the Gods
Ellen Zachos, author, photographer, instructor, and coordinator of the Gardening Department for Continuing Education at the New York Botanical Garden

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Photography workshop canceled

The September 20 Garden Photography Workshop with local photographer Julie Magura ( has been canceled, but we may try again next spring. If you are interested in such a workshop, email Susanne Lipari: