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Long Island Horticultural Society -- Celebrating over 80 years of promoting gardening on Long Island through friendships and education



All meetings are held at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay


Sunday, February 25, 2018 in The Conference Center

12:30 PM Doors open

1:00 PM Tutorial: Laura Weill, former LIHS President - Houseplants

2:00 PM Cathy Guzzardo, Master Rosarian

Topic: Growing Roses with Sustainability in Mind

Roses have a special place in our hearts and gardens. Unfortunately, roses have a reputation of being "high maintenance" plants. Due to the efforts of hybridizers to create roses that require less work and little if NO spraying for fungal diseases such as blackspot, there has been a resurgence in the growing of roses. This presentation will highlight what practices from the ground up will result in successfully growing roses. Varieties of roses that make for good choices will be highlighted along with sources for purchasing the "right roses" for your garden.

Cathy Guzzardo, Master Rosarian, is dedicated to educating the public in growing sustainable roses without chemicals. she is a Past President of the Long Island Rose Society and an American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian. She was awarded the American Rose Society's Bronze Medal given for service to LIRS and also awarded the New York State Outstanding Consulting Rosarian designation. From March until early December, Cathy maintains the rose gardens and the rose trial garden at both CCE Nassau "The Farm" and at Clark Botanic Garden. Cathy holds designations as a Master Gardener and as a NYC Master composter. This past gardening season, Cathy was an instructor at Farmingdale State College's Teaching Garden sharing her knowledge of growing roses.





some unique garden tips - click here


Please remember to bring non-perishable food for Long Island Cares.


"Come and visit me sometime. My flowers would like to meet you."


Invasive or Native Plants? Learn more here....


TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF LIHS MEMBERSHIP Opportunities to learn from others, to go on wonderful trips, to volunteer your gardening knowledge and muscle to organizations, to meet new friends. Membership dues are a bargain at only $35 per year. Tell your friends about us and encourage them to join our wonderful organization. The membership form can be found on the website at www.lihort.org/membership/membership.pdf


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Threat Alerts on Long Island

Oak Wilt Information by NYSDEC

Oak Wilt Brochure by USDA


Bringing Nature Home

Doug Tallamy's list of what to plant


The Gardens of Amalfi 2016 video


Current Newsletter


Video of the Trip to Ireland


Not sure what needs to be done in your garden this month? Take a look at Irene Virag's garden calendar



Important announcements, last-minute changes, other news. Please send your contact information to Nanci Allen, our Membership Chair.



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