March 2015 - Poisonous Plants Meeting
February 2015 - Grafting of Woody Plants with Ted Hildebrant
November 19. 2014
“Perennials: New Ones, Improved Old Ones And Some You Would Not Think Of Using”
Jerry Kral has an incredible collection of conifers and evergreens. His garden also has many deciduous trees and shrubs, in an innovative combination with perennials and annuals. One step into Jerry and Karen Kral's garden and you can instantly tell that this is not what you would consider, "a typical garden."
The garden itself is over 22 years old and comprised of dozens of raised beds interlinked by over a half-mile of meandering bluestone pathways. Water features and unique statuary give this amazing space a sense of excitement and fun; reminding visitors that gardens are a place to admire, but also to enjoy.
Also featured is an extensive collection of ornamental grasses and roses. Jerry currently grows over 1,000 kinds of plants. Conifers are his specialty of which he grows over 300 different varieties.September 18, 2013
Publisher, Upstate Gardeners' Journal and “Ear to the Ground PRO”, Gardening columnist for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, President of the Rochester Civic Garden Center Board of Trustees.
Jane spoke on “Best of the Newest“ (plant introductions)—As a garden communicator, Jane Milliman is on the receiving end of not just the latest plant introductions, but press releases, propaganda and all manner of sales pitches from the people who want YOU to buy them.
In this presentation, she sifted through new and recent plant offerings to tell you about the true gems you’ll want to look for this spring.
March 20, 2013
February 20, 2013
‣ BS degree in Environmental Science/Resource Management from SUNY-ESF.
‣ She has been working in gardens all her life and is currently a florist at Genrich’s Garden Center, Florist and Gift Shop in Irondequoit, NY.
January 16, 2013 - Indoor Seed Sowing by Solveig Hanson from Harris Seeds
Proper Pruning by Franz Seischab
Professor Emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology
· Biology Teacher at Greece Central Schools
· Interests: Ecology, Plant & Animal Science
http://www.irondequoitlibrary.org - McGraw Adult Programs on DVD - Deer Proofing Your Garden with Master Gardener Franz Seischab
Harris Seeds presented information regarding Seed Starting and we'll all had the opportunity to start some for ourselves and take them home to grow (hopefully!).
September 19, 2012 - Open House with Terry Ettinger
Host of Time Warner Cable’s Channel YNN “Garden Journeys” and “Going Green”
The meeting was very enjoyable. Terry is very entertaining and informative. We have a large number of new members signed up too. Here are a few pictures.
Highlights of previous meetings and workshops
April 2011 Flower Arranging by Beth Byrne. Flower arrangements winners; Janice, Ann and Helen.
September 2010 Plant Swap and door prize winners