Horticulture

  2017 - 2018 Sessions

Oct. 12 10 am Orchids with Michael Pollan

Nov. 9 10 am Butterfly Gardening

Jan. 11 10 am Mini Flower Show 

 


The Horticulture Lecture Series moves to a new time for the 2017-2018 year and features some interesting programs.  The Lectures will now begin at 9:30 am with coffee and light snacks followed by the program at 10 am.

Michael Pollan of Art Stone Orchids and Statuary returns by popular demand for the first in the series on Thursday, Oct. 12.  He will talk about orchids and how to repot them.  Michael will have orchids and orchid supplies for sale after the program.

Terry Jordan of Night Bloomer’s Circle and a Master Gardener with Pinellas County Extension will present “Butterfly Gardening 101” on Thursday, Nov. 9.  She will cover butterfly basics from lifecycle to creating a butterfly garden geared for commonly seen butterflies.  The program will include a powerpoint presentation, handouts, reference resources from books to the internet and a small selection of plants for sale.

Want to improve your chances of winning a blue ribbon in the Horticulture Division of the 2018 GCSP Flower Show in April?  Then bring your plant(s) and enter our “Mini Flower Show” Program on Thursday, Jan. 11.  Experienced judges will award ribbons and give pointers on what you can do to help you earn a blue ribbon.  Tips include what do flower show judges look for when judging, proper pot selection and grooming.  Bessie Morse, Horticulture Chairman, will go over the show horticulture schedule and how to identify your plants.

On Feb. 8, Master Gardeners Phyl Lawson and Bessie Morse will demonstrate how to propagate almost any plant.  There is no better way to share your love of gardening than to give a plant to a friend.

Pam Brown, of the Pampered Gardener and former Pinellas County Extension agent will cover drought tolerant plants, so your yard is better prepared for those dry spells before the summer rain comes.  Her program is on March 8.

The series ends on April 12 with a plant identification session for the flower show at Walter Fuller Park on April 26.  Bring your plants or pictures and get help on writing the proper botanical name and additional things you can do to make your plant look its very best.

All meetings will be held at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive South, on the second Thursday of the month from October through April with the no meeting in December.  They are free and open to the public. 

 

 

 


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