Let’s Go Native!

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If you live within a day trip of Syracuse, NY, you might be interested in the Spring Gardening Seminar hosted by The Men’s Garden Club of Syracuse and Phoenix Flower Farm. Entitled “Going Native,” it’s being held at the Craftsman Inn in Fayetteville, NY on April 1st. William Cullina, author of The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada and Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants is one of the speakers, and Donald Leopold, author of Native Plants of the Northeast : A Guide for Gardening & Conservation and Trees of New York State: Native and Naturalized is the other speaker. I’ve had a chance to browse their books before and I know they’re both quite knowledgable about this topic: I’m going! More information is here, but it wouldn’t surprise me if this event sells out, so don’t dawdle if you’re interested!

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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Jenn March 20, 2006, 7:24 pm

Happy spring to you, my friend.
Thank you so much!

Now I have to get those seeds in the mail – weather should be fickle warm enough for their travels…

Kathy Purdy March 15, 2006, 7:10 pm

Yes, I am really excited to be going!

Leslie Turek March 15, 2006, 7:07 pm

I work as a volunteer guide at Garden in the Woods, the home of the NE Wild Flower Society, so I’ve had the chance to work with Bill Cullina up close and personal. I’d like to say that not only is he extremely knowledgeable, but he’s also very enthusiastic and is very generous in sharing his knowledge with others. I’m not familiar with Donald Leopold, but this sure sounds like it will be a great seminar.