Horticulture Committee

Our Gardening Year

January 01, 2020

As we look forward to many of our meetings and workshops being virtual in the coming year, this project will provide us with the opportunity to  share our gardens. 

Starting in July and continuing through June of 2021, the members of the Horticulture Committee will take a picture of their gardens from the same aspect. The photos will be uploaded to our site every month and when the project is concluded, we will add a slide show of each garden to the site. 

All members are welcome to participate!

May 2020 Horticulture Show

May 12, 2020

Entries accepted between 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9:30 AM

Note: Classes will be subdivided when three or more specimens of the same species, cultivars or varieties are entered.  

April 2020 Horticulture Show

April 14, 2020

Entries accepted between 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9:30 AM

Note: Classes will be subdivided when three or more specimens of the same species, cultivars or varieties are entered.  

Daffodil Classification

February 11, 2020

​In advance of the April Horticulture show, Molly Schneider kindly put together this brief overview of the RHS classifications which are needed on the Entry Cards. The presentation also includes links to sites that will have the information that you will need for each entry.

Caring for Orchids

January 14, 2020

In advance of the May Horticulture show in which we will have an orchid class, here is a very helpful orchid care sheet created by our resident orchid specialist, Mandy Triolo.

Freeman Medal Plant of the Year 2020

January 14, 2020

This year's plant of the year is Geum triflorum. (Prairie Smoke).  Here is a super-short presentation showing pictures and brief information on this year's winner and the honorable mention plants, all are natives and many could thrive in our gardens.

Native Plant Propagation Workshop

September 20, 2019

Propagation is not hard! In this workshop, we take a look at the different ways that plants can be propagated and then use some of those techniques to create new plants for your garden and for the Zone Show Plant Exchange in the spring.

 

At each Zone show, clubs bring 6 plants that they have propagated and the winning club gets first pick of any of the entries to take home. SBGC was the 2018 winner! This year’s Plant Exchange will be only native plants, so join us in our environmentally-friendly endeavor.

September 2019 Horticulture Show

September 10, 2019

The show received a Judges' Commendation for a beautiful and varied display.

Click here to see photographs of the showroom and the 'Hort Council' hard at work, and the winning entries.

April 2019 Horticulture Show

April 09, 2019

Entries accepted between 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9:30 AM

Note: Classes will be subdivided when three or more specimens of the same species, cultivars or varieties are entered.  

Gardening 101 Discussion Group February 2019

February 28, 2019

The Horticulture Committee had a full house for their enjoyable and informative program (and provided delicious treats). Click the links to see the notes from the topics we discussed. 

There's a Tree for Every Garden     (Anastazja Panek-Tobin) 

What Hort Judges Look For   (Alice St.Claire-Long)

Beneficial Insects: What they do and how to encourage them   (Tracy Johnson)

Creating a Rain Garden   (Mary Turso)

The Wonders of Herbs   (Harriette Brainard) 

May 2019 Horticulture Show

May 14, 2019

Entries accepted between 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9:30 AM

Note: Classes will be subdivided when three or more specimens of the same species, cultivars or varieties are entered.  

September 2018 Horticulture Show

September 11, 2018

Despite the rain, we had a marvelous showing. Click here to see pictures of the Blue Ribbon entries.

Preparing for the Zone IV GCA Flower Show May 2018

May 24, 2018

A very enthusiastic group got together at Barbie Griffin's house to choose our entries for the Salad Bowl class, the propagation class (we had successfully propagated 6 different Asparagacea) and to put the finishing touches to the topiary.

April 2018 Horticulture Show

April 10, 2018

Horticulture Book List

February 11, 2018

Some suggested Hort Books from Alice St. Clair-Long

Results from the Horticulture Show 9/13/2016

November 27, 2017

Class 1b Annuals - Grown primarily for flowers

First Place: Mandy Triolo, a sunflower 'Velvet Queen' and BEST IN SHOW.

 

Class 2a Perennials - Grown primarily for foliage

First Place: Carrie Dyckman, Hosta Abiqua, 'Elephant Ears'

 

Class 2b Perennials - Grown primarily for flowers

First Place: Janet Haring, Hillside Black Beauty

 

Class 2ba Sedum

First Place: Janet Haring, Stonecrop 'Carmen'

 

Class 3ab Hydrangea

First Place: Melanie Clarke, Hydrangea Aborescens

A happy and helpful HORT 101 class at Alice St. Claire Long's house.

August 09, 2017

The provisional class is well on their way after spending a morning with our fabulous horticulture masters! Thank you Alice, Kathleen, Mandy, Barbara and Anne Gates for all your superb direction, instruction, expertise and enthusiasm!

Hort Hints from Alice St. Claire-Long

November 29, 2017

Heads Up! Deciding which class your exhibit is in is a bit trickier this year!

PLEASE consult with the plant lists to see if your plant is a NATIVE, a NATIVE CULTIVAR or a NON-NATIVE! 

 

PASSING will be done in two parts : First, go to Passing Table One where we will help confirm that your exhibit ends up in the right class. THEN, take your exhibit to Passing Table Two where we will pass for nomenclature, and overall presentation!

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