We have much to look forward to over the next few months:
May 18 - Flower Show at McGregor Home May 29 - Membership Meeting at Holden Arboretum featuring a presentation on trees June 26 - Annual Meeting at Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar July 10 - Provisional Tea at Julie Given’s home in Shaker Heights
For your ease of entering, to streamline the process, and to save your blood pressure, do yourself a favor. Identify any plant or cut specimen you might enter in advance of the show. Call Martha Marsh, Robin Schachat, or Suzy Hartford for help. Take a closeup of the entry on your phone and send it to us. We will do our best to help you figure out what it is.
Many of you know I am in the GCA Horticulture Judging program; but I am not sure that you know that means I am expected to enter Flower Shows. Like many of you, I have looked at the entries and thought, or even said aloud, “I could do as well or better than that!” But then, to DO as well as or better than that, one must ENTER. And that seems intimidating and mysterious.
It’s almost like being there – well, not really. But a few of the presentations Cynthia Druckenbrod and I enjoyed at the GCA’s NAL Meeting are available, as slide presentations, on the GCA website. The quality of professionalism and research represented in these presentations is astounding. Rather than recap all of them for you, I shall take this opportunity to refer you directly to the original material itself.
J. Sterling Morton and his wife moved from Detroit into the Nebraska Territory in 1854. Morton became editor of Nebraska’s finest newspaper and used journalism to share agricultural information and his enthusiasm for trees.
What's the news? What did you hear over the garden gate? Notice any errors in the new Directory? Who heard what? Who has learned something to share with us? Who has a great new idea? Who loves to share the miracles of nature? It's all here!