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Long Island Horticultural Society
THE GARDENERS’ GAZETTE
December 2014
www.lihort.org
Long Island Horticultural Society Journal
NEXT MEETING
DATE:
Sunday, December 14
Please bring canned goods & nonperishable items
PLACE:
The Conference Center, Planting Fields Arboretum
(Driving directions are on the website under the “Programs” menu.)
** PLEASE REMEMBER TO PLAN YOUR ARRIVAL EARLIER DUE TO
THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AT COE HALL EVENT AT PFA
** NO HORTICULTURE COMPETITION, NO MAGAZINES, NO REGULAR
RAFFLE
** Yes Can Tabs, Yes Food Pantry Donations
Doors open at 12:30 pm. Raffles tickets available for purchase. Speaker starts PROMPTLY at 1:00 pm.
TIME:
SPEAKER:
TOPIC:
1:00 pm
Ken Mueller, Design Manager at Ireland Gannon Associates
A Peak at Spring: Creating the Macy’s Flower Show
TIME:
2:00 pm:
2:15 pm:
2:45 pm:
3:00 pm:
3:45 pm:
LIHS Business Announcements / Acknowledgement of 80th Anniversary
Additional time to purchase tickets for Chinese auction
Santa and his Singing Elves (with special guest Irene Virag)
Start of Chinese Auction
Refreshments will be served
While many people are busy preparing for the upcoming holidays, Ireland Gannon Associates is busy preparing for the
Spring Flower Show at Macy’s in NYC. Ken Muellers has been the principal designer for the Broadway windows for the
last eight years. He also coordinates the in-store gardens in the Herald Square store and the shows in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Ireland Gannon Associates, the landscape division of Martin Viette Nurseries, has been involved in the design and
installation of the Macy’s Flower Show for over 25 years.
Ken writes “The Garden Spot,” a regular column in HOUSE magazine, and is a CNLP and ISA Certified Arborist. Come
listen to Ken as he gives us a behind-the-scenes look into producing this spectacular display, including a sneak peek at what
is in store for 2015.
HOLIDAY CHINESE AUCTION
A Chinese auction is a form of raffle. When you purchase your raffle tickets, you will get both halves. Place one half
of each ticket into the bags in front of the prizes you’d like to win. Keep the other half. When the drawing starts, if one of
your numbers is called, take your ticket with you to retrieve your prize.
For the Chinese auction, ticket prices will differ from our regular monthly raffle.
1 ticket for $2*
8 tickets for $10
3 tickets for $5
18 tickets for $20
We have received a lot of wonderful donated prizes, with values up to $450! They include gift baskets, decorative
items, jewelry, gift certificates, and more. The proceeds from the Chinese auction go to our scholarship fund, so please
buy lots of tickets!
* If you bring something for the refreshment table you’ll receive one free ticket.
LIHS 2014 OFFICERS
& DIRECTORS
Laura Weill, President
Phone: 516-496-7011
Email: [email protected]
Sylvia Cordero-Skidmore, 1st Vice
President / Program Chair
Bruce Hambrecht, 2nd Vice President
Email: [email protected]
Nanci Allen, Treasurer
Connie Knies, Corresponding Secretary
JoAnn Semeraro, Recording Secretary
Nanci Allen, Membership Secretary
Email: [email protected]
Anne Schnarwyler, Webmaster
Email: [email protected]
Directors
Barbara Loechner (2014)
Anne Mehlinger (2014)
Carolyn Bantz (2014)
Irene Lucarelli (2015)
Priscilla Bauerschmidt (2015)
Angelika Swantek (2015)
Lou Okin (2016)
Judy Basse (2016)
Bob Conticchio (2016)
Advisors to the Board
John Danetra, General Counsel
Carolyn Bantz, Horticultural Competition
Email: [email protected]
Barbara Levine, Trip Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Bruce Hambrecht, Exhibitions
Nanci Allen, Scholarship
Sylvia Cordero-Skidmore, Newsletter
Editor
25 Greenvale Lane, Levittown, NY 11756
Tel: (516) 938-4788
Email: [email protected]
All Long Island Horticultural Society members are invited to attend Board of Director
meetings.
For up-to-date news of LIHS
meetings, activities, trips, etc., check
our website: www.lihort.org.
If you have any suggestions or comments contact Anne
Schnarwyler: [email protected]
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President’s Message
Dear Members,
Elections are over and I want to
welcome Patricia Sayers to our board
in the position of Treasurer. Pat is a daylily hybridizer, and was very involved
in the Daylily Society, so she joins our
board with administrative expertise. I
also want to welcome Sharon Rubin
to the board as a new director. We are
always looking for new people to serve
on our board, and volunteer for things,
so if you would like to get involved,
please talk to me about your interests.
2014 has brought many changes to
the LI Horticultural Society. In January
we implemented a new meeting format,
with a start time of 1:30 PM, and only
one speaker and a (slightly) shorter
meeting. I, personally, have not heard
any negative feedback from this arrangement, and we will continue with
this format into 2015.
Also in April of 2014, the society
participated in a Home and Garden
Expo at the Nassau Coliseum which
resulted in 14 new members joining
our group. A special thank you goes to
Bruce Hambrecht for providing the
set up materials, creating our booth,
and breaking it down when the weekend was over. Bruce also set our booth
up in early October at the Cradle of
Aviation Museum at a flower show, but
unfortunately that show was not well
attended. But I appreciate the effort, so
thank you Bruce, and those members
who staffed the booth, for spending
HOSPITALITY TIDBITS
Thanks to all who brought snacks
& signed The Cookie List: Chris
Douglas, Marge Duryea, Toni &
Stuart Germain, Filomena Salamone,
Anne Mehlinger, Laura Weill, Judy
Basse, Audrey Rydzewski, Anne
Cognato, Kathy Gaffney, Barbara
Levine, Dolly Dahringer, Arlene
Stear, Dorothy Titus, Marcy Meyer
& Harriet Berke.
Pick up a FREE raffle ticket &
sign the Cookie List when you bring
in snacks so we can acknowledge your
contribution.
time out of your busy weekend.
We have created a marketing committee, headed by Barbara Loechner,
who has also been busy organizing our
December holiday party (which she ran
last year as well). We will have a Chinese auction, as well as singing elves.
And this year we celebrate the society’s
80th birthday!
Thanks to Barbara, we have received more publicity than ever before,
which is always a good thing. Jo Borut
has also added to our presence, by writing several articles for the Anton Press
and mentioning our name and meeting
dates to encourage people to come to
our meetings.
Another change is coming this January, 2015: we will no longer be mailing the newsletter out to our members.
The newsletter is available on www.
lihort.org each month, and you will
continue to receive an email to let you
know when the latest one is available
to read. That is why it is so important to
provide Nanci Allen with your current
email address. We promise not to give
it out to those ‘spam’ generators; it will
only be used for club business, including notification of trips, open garden
days and events and activities at other
garden venues, such as Farmingdale
College.
I hope everyone has a very happy
and healthy holiday season, and enjoy
the December party!
Laura Weill
WE WILL NOT BE
HAVING
A
REGULAR
RAFFLE at the December
meeting.
Thank you to all the contributors at the November meeting: Toni & Stuart Germain,
Filomena Salamone, Anne
Mehlinger, Laura Weill, Lita
Sollisch,
Anne
Cognato,
Russ Gorog, Dorothy Titus,
Joan McGillicuddy, Harriet
Berke, Mary Burke, Priscilla
Bauerschmidt and to those who
did not sign the raffle sheet.
Horticultural Competition
Results from the November meeting:
First Place:
Euphorbia, Variegated Acuba, Euonymus, Cypress Goldthread
Celery Plant
Judy Basse
Filomena Salamone
Second Place: Chinese Lantern & Iris siberica
Juniper with berries
Sugar Pumpkin
Filomena Salamone
Judy Basse
Filomena Salamone
Third Place:
Judy Basse
Filomena Salamone
Holly with berries
Croton
Thank you to the judges: Mary Ellen Ryan, Ronnie Brancazio, Priscilla Bauerschmidt
and to the Competition Clerk, Carolyn Bantz.
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EXHIBITORS’ REMINDER
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There will be NO Horticultural Competition at the December meeting.
‘TIS THE SEASON . . .
IT’S TIME TO RENEW your LIHS membership for
2015. At $25 per individual or family, it is the best bargain
around. Please use the form in the newsletter or fill out one
at the meeting. And while you are at it, give a gift of membership to friends, relatives or neighbors who enjoy gardening and would like to learn more about it. It’s the gift that
keeps on giving. Nanci Allen, our Membership Secretary,
will happily accept your renewals (and gift memberships) at
the meetings. You can also mail it to her at 358 Centre Island
Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Please make check payable to
LIHS. For those renewing by mail, membership cards will
be available for pick-up at the January and February 2015
meetings. Any cards not picked up at those meetings will
then be mailed out.
Each year, LIHS membership brings you ten meetings
that include informative education programs packed with
knowledge and inspiration, followed by a hospitality hour.
Almost every meeting includes a Horticultural Competition,
a raffle, our spring plant sale, and refreshments. We also
offer you 11 issues of our monthly newsletter to keep you
up to date with LIHS activities and horticultural news, and
discounts to select nurseries. In addition, there are trips to
local private and public gardens and well-regarded nurseries,
and on occasional, national and international trips to famous
garden locales.
Best of all, there is the warm fellowship of those who
are passionate about plants and gardening. But you already
know that! So spread the cheer, give the gift of gardening
this year and remember to renew your membership too.
LIHS MEMBERSHIP COUPON
New
Renew my/our membership @ $25
Gift ____ # of gift membership(s) @ $25 each (Attach separate
sheet if necessary).
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Upcoming LIHS Trips
LIHS TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS IN 2015
The long awaited trip to New Orleans has been set for the week of March 15, 2015! It will feature the food and flowers
of this great city! If you are interested in joining us, please contact Barbara Levine at [email protected]
WAITING LIST FOR 2015 UK GARDEN TOUR
Our Gardens of Shropshire tour, June 4-12, 2015, is now
sold out, but we are still accepting names for the waiting list.
Two highlights of the trip will be visits to the world-famous
David Austin Rose Garden, and Wollerton Old Hall Garden,
thought by many to be the best garden in England.
The cost of the trip is $1,998. This includes a shared
twin room for 8 nights, all meals, and all other expenses,
including gratuities. Transatlantic airfare is not included. If
you are traveling solo, we will try to provide a roommate for
you. If we can’t, you will be assigned a single room at no
additional cost. To add your name to our waiting list, email
Barbara Loechner at [email protected], or call her at
516 735-8465.
Please welcome these new
members at future meetings:
Constance Karpf
Commack, NY
Kristine Farrell
East Moriches, NY
Lauren Osnato
Massapequa, NY
Ronnie Brancazio
Flushing, NY
Lois Campbell
Huntington, NY
THE GARDNERS’ GAZETTE WILL BE
DELIVERED BY EMAIL ONLY
BEGINNING JANUARY 2015!
If you have not been receiving the newsletter by email, please make sure we have
your correct email address.
Editor’s Corner
I just love this time of year! I enjoy
all the different scents of evergreens
(such as fir, balsam, pine), white painted branches, holly, magnolia leaves,
red berries, pineapple, and so much
more . . . especially during the holiday
WE NEED YOUR EMAIL
season and how they are used to decoADDRESS
rate homes both inside and out. I enjoy
We want to be able to make bringing a little bit of the outdoors inmore use of email to send an- side, especially on those snowy days,
nouncements to our members. where I can just bask in the glorious
Please email Nanci Allen at fragrance of these wonderful plants.
[email protected] so she can
I love the fresh white pine roping
update his list. There will also be a sign on fencing and columns, and evergreen
up sheet on the entry table at the meetings. branches that grace planting beds that
have gone to slumber during the winter
months. I enjoy seeing all the creative
floral decorations placed upon wreaths,
above doors, on tables, and containers
(both inside and out). I see it as a celebration of winter and another way to
enjoy our wondrous plants during this
time of season.
I always try to decorate my home,
especially the outdoors, so that I can
celebrate this season of senescence before spring is upon us.
Enjoy a glorious winter season
filled with peace and joy!
Sylvia
Long Island Horticultural Society
2015 MEETING SCHEDULE
DATE
SPEAKER
TOPIC
All meetings begin at 1:30 pm, except for the month of April and May.
Sunday, January 25
2:00 pm
John Capobianco, Owner of Capobianco Creations
Sunday, February 15
2:00 pm
TBD
Sunday, March 15
2:00 pm
Mary Ahern, Digital Artist and Garden Designer
From the Garden to the Wall
Sunday, April 19
2:00 pm
Yvonne Berger, Owner of Berger Bros.
TBD
Sunday, May 17
12:30 pm
2:00 pm
SPRING PLANT SALE
Kerry Ann Mendez, Owner of Perennially Yours
NO LECTURE
The Right Size Flower Garden
Sunday, June 28
2:00 pm
TBD
Bonsai Winter Silhouette
No Meetings in July and August
All meetings are held at the Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay.
Dates and speakers are subject to change in the event of unavoidable circumstances.
In case of inclement weather, LIHS will post any montlhy meeting cancellations on the LIHS website.
All programs arranged by Sylvia Cordero-Skidmore, Program Chair.
Visit www.lihort.org for the latest news of meetings and other LIHS activities.
GARDENERS’ CALENDAR
December 2014
7
North American Rock Garden Society Monthly Meeting, 1pm. Greenhouse Classroom at Planting Fields Arboretum,
Oyster Bay. Holiday Pot Luck Lunch & Party, Raffle & Gift Exchange ($10 value). Carolyn Hyatt will demonstrate her
wonderful holiday arrangement artistry. Non members welcome. Please contact Pat Merendino for more information and
to register at 631-643-0135 or email [email protected]
12
10th Annual Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa, Free Admission! Free Activities! No Parking Fee! 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tree will be lit at 6:00pm sharp! Delight in all kinds of holiday excitement at PFA including performances by the L.I.
Madrigal Singers, Hot Cocoa and refreshments at the Hay Barn/Visitor Center, Coe Hall decorated for the season will be
open for self-guided visits. Visit with Santa until 7:30pm in the Hay Barn!
New York Botanic Garden Exhibitions:
Nov 15-Jan 19: Holiday Train Show at the Enid A. Haupt Conservancy
For more information visit nybg.org.
For more garden event happenings, visit Long Island Garden Events at http://ligardenevents.wordpress.com
Local plant societies and public gardens are invited to send information on upcoming events and programs of horticultural
interest to the Gazette’s newsletter editor, Sylvia Cordero-Skidmore, at least two months in advance.
Contact info: [email protected] or 25 Greenvale Lane, Levittown, NY 11756. (No phone calls please.)
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Send address corrections to:
Nanci Allen, LIHS Membership Secretary
358 Centre Island Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Phone: 516-376-3991
Email: [email protected]
LIHS Calendar at a Glance
Dec. 4 - Board of Directors Meeting at 7 pm
Syosset Public Library
Dec. 14 - Holiday Party
Jan. 25 - John Capobianco: Bonsai Winter
Silhouette
IN THE EVENT OF
INCLEMENT WEATHER
check our website
for cancellations.
The deadline for the January issue is December 15th.
• LIHS is now on FACEBOOK! •
SEND ITEMS FOR THE NEWSLETTER!
We are always looking for essays, plant profiles, garden
travelogues, etc. for the newsletter. Anyone can submit an
article. You do not have to be a garden writer! Send your
writings to me by regular mail to Sylvia Cordero-Skidmore, LIHS Newsletter Editor at 25 Greenvale Lane, Levittown, NY 11756 or by email at [email protected] After
all, this is YOUR newsletter – contribute!
IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE WASTE,
PLEASE BRING COFFEE MUGS
TO OUR MEETINGS.
PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY!
Please be considerate of Planting Fields Arboretum’s
rules and the visitors walking around the park, and drive
slowly when driving through to get to our meetings.
Remember to bring can tabs. The collection box
can be found by the entry at every meeting!
Members receive a 10% discount at:
Main Street Nursery (631-549-4515)
475 W. Main St., Huntington
Oakwood Road Nursery Ltd. (631-673-0555)
223 Oakwood Road, Huntington
Decker’s Nursery and Garden Center (631-261-1148)
841 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn (discount only offered
on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Seemore Carnivorous Gardens (631-751-2581)
559 Route 25A, St. James
Kunz Greenhouses & Nursery (631-473-3720)
117 Hallock Avenue, Port Jefferson Station
Members receive a 15% discount at:
Bayles Garden Center (516) 883-6660
88 South Bayles Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050
(All tool sharpning - pruners, hedge shears, loppers,
chain saws, etc.)
Just show your LIHS membership card!
When the bold branches
Bid farewell to rainbow leaves - Welcome wool sweaters. ~ B. Cybrill