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Brown-headed Cowbird

07/01/2021 13:14
The Brown-headed Cowbird is a stocky blackbird with a fascinating approach to raising its young. Females forgo building nests and instead put all their energy into producing eggs, sometimes more than three dozen a summer. They are called “brood parasites” which means they lay their eggs in the...

July Message

07/01/2021 11:49
Greetings Gardening Friends, Many of us enjoyed our tour of family owned Brenckles Nursery and also visiting Larry Grundlers Summerhill Daylily, Rose, Iris, and Hosta wonderland. He shared his skill, passion, and lifelong dedication to these species. The daylilies will be at their peak in the...

Brenckles Nursery / Summer Hill Gardens Field Trip

06/23/2021 12:16
What a beautiful day, magnified by the abundance of quality plants surrounding us at every turn! Thank you to Don Brenckles and Larry Grundlers for taking time to share their backgrounds, 'how to' knowledge and love of growing. Don and the group listening intently! Larry and his Roses,...

June Message

06/10/2021 18:28
Greetings Gardening Friends,    It is an honor and privilege to work with a group of such dedicated, talented, hardworking, and friendly members. I am so proud of all of you for  pulling together another very successful plant sale. It seems each year we tweak things a...

Gwen Lutz visits IGC

06/03/2021 11:58
Gwen Lutz fielded ALL of our questions about plants, trees, butterflies, insects etc!  A number of us asked question about stories in her book 'Country Garden' which started more discussions!  Thanks Gwen for sharing your knowledge and insights! Read about the invasive Spotted Lantern Fly...

Snoodleberry Farm Field Trip

05/26/2021 10:19
We had a beautiful day to tour Snoodleberry Farm. There were sights to see at every turn! Thank you Nada!                

Another Plant Sale Success!

05/24/2021 21:47
Thank you to our North Hills neighbors and those visiting from out of town or across town who stopped at our plant sale Saturday. It is always great to see familiar faces and talk plants! Our after the sale, ice cream treat!

Wilpen Garden Tour

05/24/2021 21:18
A special thank you to Craig Jansen who shared his efforts in reestablishing the rock garden along the side of the hall, and Verna Corey who graciously joined us and provided the history of Wilpen, current preservation efforts and it's future in the hands of the  Heinz History...

May Program - Chris Holt

05/24/2021 21:05
Thank you to Chris Holt who gave us lots of inpirational ways to present flowers as gifts.

May Message

05/04/2021 16:40
Greetings Garden Friends,   It’s that busy time of year again for us gardening enthusiasts. The sunshine  and warmer temperatures have been beckoning us outside to weed, divide  perennials, mulc, and spray for deer! This month we look forward to  diving into our...
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