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Horticulture Report, Sept. 2011

by Connie Grabowy

Following are samples of fall blooming perennials and seed structures Connie presented at today's Garden Club meeting.

Buttonbush cephalotaxus occidentalisTartarian Aster

Eupatorium chocolate

America chestnut castanea dentate

Chinese foxglove rehamania
Chrysanthemum Mary Stoker

Panicle golden raintree koelreuteria paniculataAmerican hop hornbeam virginiana

Buddleia sun gold (Weyer butterfly bush)

Star magnolia

Submitted by Alice Gebura.
Hi. I finally got myself signed up to the HGC blog. It was easy as pie.
Does anyone have any advice for getting rid of voles who are eating my Hostas? I have been salvaging little pieces of root plate and relocating them to Brewster. I would love to get control of the voles here, though. Thanks. Shirley

Monday, September 19, 2011

Gardens in Southern France, June 2011

This summer we traveled to the Dordogne and Lot regions of southern France. Everyone has a garden whether a yard full of flowers and vegetables, containers of flowers set outside, or roses and wisteria climbing over stone walls. There are roses everywhere!

Photos by Alice Gebura copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Flower Arranging with Lois Frampton

On June 5 Lois Frampton led a flower arranging workshop focusing on big arrangements. The trick to this type of arrangement is building support for it as part of the container. In this case we taped chicken wire to the top of the vase. Here's my arrangement after I brought it home.

submitted by Alice Gebura

Photo by Alice Gebura copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, China - Alice Gebura

On a recent trip to China I visited the Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai. Created by a governor of the Ming Dynasty, the garden strives to evoke "water and mountains" and consist of discrete areas linked by paths and walkways. All plantings have symbolic significance (bamboo, lotus, pine, chrysanthemum). River rock shaped by years of water wear are highly prized. I toured the garden on Jan. 1, 2011.

Photos by Alice Gebura copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved.