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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Palms

Garden Tool: While native plants are all the rage these days some gardeners desire the look of a desert oasis. The members of the Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society plant hardy palms, New Zealand Flax and cold-tolerant bananas. The society holds regular meetings, plus garden tours, plant sales and social events. They also publish the quarterly newsletter The Hardy Palm with articles on culture, design and member profiles. While most members live in British Columbia they are looking to gain new members in Oregon and Washington. Membership costs $40.00 per year. To join contact Frank Hunaus at 604-271-9524 or go to www.hardypalm.com.

Season: All Season
Date: 2006-09-25
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Chamaecyparis, Picea, Tsuga, Abies, Dwarf conifers, Conifers

Garden Tool:

The Pacific Northwest is an excellent climate for growing evergreens because our winters are generally mild. We can grow far more species than just Douglas Firs and Red Cedars, and in city gardens dwarf conifers are much more suitable. Explore the wide world of conifers, plants that produce cones, by joining the American Conifer Society. Membership costs $25 per year which includes a nice quarterly journal with color photos. Their website has a database with descriptions and photos, as well as information on becoming a member. Call (410) 721-6611 to join.

Favorite four conifers as voted on by members of the American Conifer Society:

  1. Picea orientalis 'Skylands'
  2. Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'
  3. Tsuga canadensis
  4. Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea'

Season: All Season
Date: 2007-04-03
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Keywords: Polystichum, Cyrtomium, Blechnum spicant, Plant and garden societies, Polystichum munitum, Ferns

Garden Tool: To create a desert oasis look plant a few hardy palms and then add evergreen hardy ferns such as Deer fern (Blechnum spicant),Big leaf holly fern (Cyrtomium macrophyllum), Western Sword fern (Polystichum munitum), and Soft shield fern (Polystichum setiferum). Growing a few ferns usually leads to growing many ferns - there are so many cool species out there. Learn more about the world of pteridology (study of ferns) by joining the locally based Hardy Fern Society. Members receive a packet of fern growing information and a quarterly newsletter; they also participate in a spore exchange and produce the wonderful Fern Festival and plant sale each June. To join the society send $25.00 to The Hardy Fern Foundation, P. O. Box 3797 Federal Way, WA 98063-3797.

Season: All Season
Date: 2007-04-03
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies

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Daylily resources:

  • Daylilies for the Garden by Graeme Grosvenor (Timber, 1999) reveals all about care and culture, botany and describes hundreds of daylily cultivars with color photos.
  • The Puget Sound Daylily Club meets four times a year and maintains display gardens at the Ballard Locks and the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden. Members receive a newsletter. To join contact Gary Fanthorpe, 17933 Brittany Drive SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 thefuzzies@comcast.net
  • The American Hemerocallis Society reports the following daylilies are the most popular among members of the Northwest region: STRAWBERRY CANDY, CANADIAN BORDER PATROL and BETTY WARREN WOODS

Season: Summer
Date: 2007-03-05
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Dahlia

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Dahlia resources:

  • The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias by Gareth Rowlands (Timber, 1999) tells all about growing dahlias with lots of color photos.
  • The Puget Sound Dahlia Association holds monthly meetings, maintains a display garden at Volunteer Park in Seattle, and participates in the American Dahlia Society's annual shows. Members receive a newsletter. To join mail $15.00 to Dale Hylton, Treasurer, Puget Sound Dahlia Association, 10820 Oakwood Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98178.

Season: Summer
Date: 2007-04-03
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Keywords: Rosa, Plant and garden societies

Garden Tool:

What is your favorite rose? Here are a few of the World Federation of Rose Societies "World's Favorite Roses" chosen by a popular vote of the members:

rose name flower color ARS rating on a scale of 10
Double Delight Red/White Blend 8.6
Fragrant Cloud Coral 8.1
Pascali White 8.1
Peace Pink/Yellow Blend 8.3

Season: Summer
Date: 2007-03-05
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Keywords: Rosa, Plant and garden societies, Reference books

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Rose resources:
Online:

  • www.everyrose.com - the best online database with photos, sources and gardeners' comments
  • www.justourpictures.com - great photos of roses
  • American Rose Society

  • Books:
  • The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book (Sagapress, 1994) -A revised edition from this late great British plantsman
  • Reliable Roses by Philip Harkness (Firefly Books, 2004) - Excellent photos and organized text describe 75 good roses
  • Roses for Washington and Oregon by Brad Jalbert & Laura Peters (Lone Pine, 2003) The best 144 roses for the Northwest
  • Lois Hole's Rose Favorites (Lone Pine, 1997)- Has all the usual rose profiles and care information, plus lots of fun facts and lore.

  • In Seattle:
  • The Seattle Rose Society meets at the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41 Street) on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm (except July and Dec.)
  • The Woodland Park Rose Garden, adjacent to the Zoo, is open to the public from 7 am to dusk, everyday. Admission is free.

Season: Summer
Date: 2007-04-03
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Vegetable gardening

Garden Tool: Gardeners who grow their own food have united from across the globe to form Kitchen Gardeners International. Their mission reads: "to celebrate home-grown, home-cooked foods in their many international forms and their role in building a healthier, tastier and more sustainable food system." In support of the mission this group organizes International Kitchen Garden Day, sends out a monthly e-newsletter and publishes a frequently updated website with videos and articles on issues surrounding food security.

Season: Summer
Date: 2007-03-05
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Cyclamen

Garden Tool:

If you're only familiar with the florist's cyclamen with large pink or white flowers you might want to give one of the diminutive yet hardy species a try. Some species are in flower now, while others flower in winter or early spring. Even after the flowers fade the marbled foliage provide months of interest. These summer dormant tubers do best in well-drained soil under deciduous trees that allow good light in winter. Check out the Cyclamen Society web site for more details, including how to keep your florist cyclamen alive.

Season: Winter
Date: 2007-04-03
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Dahlia

Garden Tool:

Should you dig your dahlias or not? Enthusiasts dig them up every autumn when the clocks get turned back. They dust the tubers with fungicide, divide them up and finally store them in a cool place in slightly damp vermiculite. For those of us not so dedicated to our dahlias we can leave them in the ground provided that the soil is well drained and doesn't freeze. A little patch of plastic can help keep the spot dry over winter. For more dahlia growing tips go to the Puget Sound Dahlia Association website

Season: Fall
Date: 2007-04-03
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Herbs

Garden Tool:

Make room for herbs in your garden. Many herbs like rosemary and sage look good during winter, most are edible or medicinal, drought tolerant, and aromatic - what more could you ask for in a plant? Herbs do not have to be planted in a separate garden bed, so go ahead and mix some chives or chervil in with your flowers. Herb enthusiasts may want to join the Herb Society of America. For $50.00 per year members receive two publications and discounts from specialty herb nurseries. Call (440) 256-0514 or visit www.herbsociety.org.

Season: All Season
Date: 2007-04-03
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Vegetative propagation, Iris

Garden Tool:

August is a good time to lift and divide your Bearded Iris, but don't touch your Pacific Coast Native Iris until the rains return in fall. To learn more about the joys of growing this "Flower of the Rainbow" go to the American Iris Society's website.

The King County Iris Society holds lectures and events throughout the year and publishes a monthly newsletter. Their annual rhizome sale is September 13 and 14 at Crossroads Mall 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue. To join the society send $10.00 to KCIS Membership Chair, PO Box 95538, Seattle, WA 98145-2538. Online at www.kcis.org.

Season: Summer
Date: 2007-04-03
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies

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Interested in joining a garden club, but not sure where to find one? The Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs connects gardeners to garden clubs in their region. Email them your name and location and they will give you the name of the district leader for your area: stmembershipchair@WAGardenClubs.org.

Season: All Season
Date: 2007-05-16
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Butterflies

Garden Tool:

By joining the North American Butterfly Association for $30 per year you will support habitat conservation and research, plus receive two magazine subscriptions to learn more about gardening to encourage butterflies. For more information go to www.naba.org or write to NABA, 4 Delaware Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. To identify butterflies and caterpillars visit the Butterflies and Moths of North America website.

Season: All Season
Date: 2007-05-16
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Succulent plants, Cactus

Garden Tool: With foliage plants all the rage these days and drought tolerance a must, consider adding a few succulents to your garden. A new book by Yvonne Cave called Succulents for the Contemporary Garden (Timber Press, 2003) highlights many beautiful succulents that can grow outside in well draining soil. If you want to learn more about the wonderful world of cacti and succulents join a society: The Cascade Cactus and Succulent Society of Washington state meets once a month, usually at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Contact president Eugene Collias, (206)633-5577 for details on joining, or go to their website. Also consider joining the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, which publishes an excellent bimonthly glossy magazine. Contact Mindy Fusaro, CSSA Treasurer, PO Box 2615, Pahrump, NV 89041-2615, (775)751-1320.

Season: All Season
Date: 2003-04-01
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies

Garden Tool: NHS website - www.northwesthort.org
Want to meet like-minded gardening folk? Wondering where to hear a good lecture on garden design? The Northwest Horticultural Society holds monthly meetings, plus numerous lectures by leading speakers, classes and other events, like the Fall Plant Sale. Visit their website to see the Calendar of Events or read gardening articles from their archives.

Season: All Season
Date: 2003-01-22
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Keywords: Lathyrus odoratus, Plant and garden societies

Garden Tool:

If you love Sweet Peas you may want to join the National Sweet Pea Society from England, or at least visit their website for tips on getting the most from this cottage garden favorite.

Season: Spring
Date: 2007-07-12
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Hosta

Garden Tool:

Hostas are shade loving foliage plants that thrive in our moist temperate climate. The American Hosta Society is devoted to promoting the genus and introducing new cultivars. Visit their website to read about the most popular hostas and how to grow them to perfection. Membership costs $25.00 per year and includes a fabulous color journal three times a year.

Season: All Season
Date: 2007-07-13
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