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WOODLAND TREASURES FOR SHADY GARDENS

by Tony Reznicek For those of you who missed Dr. Tony Reznicek at October's General meeting, attached is his handout. Also below is a link to his website as Curator and Research Scientist at the University of Michigan Herbarium. It…

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SWEET AND SAVORY SPICES

Stu and Michele Eddy, who own James Creek Sutlery, presented a program on spices. They import 100 spices from all over the world, grind them and mix them together in many ways to enhance the flavor of food. The spice…

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Gardening APPS

Caston Thomas is the owner of InterWorks and co-host of The Internet Advisor Radio show. The title of his talk was “Gardening Apps,” but an alternate title was “Master Gardeners Meet High 'Yech' (and It Ain't Gonna Be Pretty).” He…

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PEONY: THE BEST VARIETIES FOR YOUR GARDEN

David Michener is the Associate Curator of the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. He oversees the world-famous peony garden in Ann Arbor. All the cultivars in the garden are pre-1950, beginning in 1796 from Japan, Korea…

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ORCHIDS FOR YOUR HOME

Joe Peterson, who has grown orchids for 30 years, gave our October educational talk.  He says they are easy to grow! There are 30,000 species of orchids and 100,000 hybrids, and they grow on every continent except Antarctica in a…

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DAYLILIES

LaVere Webster began his September talk on daylilies with a droll dramatization of God talking to St. Francis in which he satirized the mindset of typical suburbanites with regard to yard care. We raise boring grass instead of wild flowers…

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Richard Pollman, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac, gave us a talk on climate change and gardening. His specialty is providing forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property. “Weather” is our daily precipitation/sunshine/temperature. Climate…

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