Saturday, January 31, 2009

Alpine Flowers flickr group

From David Mitchell, plant sales coordinator:

I found a group on Flickr for pictures of alpine plants:
Alpine Flowers flickr group


Mark your calendar ...

... for 2009 Garden Conservency Open Days:

  • Tompkins County: June 13 & July 11
  • Oswego: June 13
  • Marcellus: July 12
More details to come at the Open Days website.

Time to renew your membership

If you haven't done so already, fill out a 2009 membership form and send it in, or bring it with you to the Feb. 21 meeting.

2009 Program Plans

Here's the tentative line-up for the rest of 2009. Updated 10/23/2009.

Nov. 14 - Native Plants for the Naturalistic Garden with Don Leopold, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and author of Native Plants of the Northeast. Kenneth Post Lab on the Cornell University campus.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Native plants workshop

Designing with Native Plants:
Creating Sustainable Landscapes for the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York

Friday, February 20, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity in Ithaca

More information.

Garden travel slide shows from Tompkins County CCE

From Pat Curran:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will host three Garden Travel Slide Shows this winter. The first is:

Alcatraz Historic Garden Restoration - Alcatraz, the famous island prison in San Francisco Bay, had gardens maintained by soldiers, prisoners, and prison staff until it was closed in 1963. In 2003, the Garden Conservancy undertook a long-term project to restore the historic gardens. Dan Klein, Tompkins County Beautification Coordinator, has volunteered several times to help with this restoration and will share his experiences and photos.

This event will be held SATURDAY afternoon Jan. 17, 2:00-3:30 pm, at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca. Refreshments and time to socialize will follow the talk. $3 suggested donation helps support the Horticulture Program. Please call 272-2292 for more information.

The other two programs are:

  • Jan. 31, Gardens and Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, with Irene Lekstutis.
  • Feb. 28, Flowers and Frost, by photographer Dede Hatch.