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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, January 21, 2018 in The Conference Center

12:30 PM Doors open

1:00 PM Tutorial: Jane Jackson of North Shore Land Alliance - Protecting Open Spaces

2:00 PM Dr. Jonathan Leher, Associate Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Urban Horticulture and Design, Farmingdate State College

Topic: The Climate Change Garden

The palette of plants we utilize in our local landscapes is dynamic. Staple plants of yesteryear such as hemlocks and birches have fallen away, while exciting new selections such as camellias and crape myrtles proliferate. What are the foces that drive these changes? Dr. Lehrer will explore the myriad contemporary challenges that shape our modern landscapes. The primary focus will be on global climate change and its potential consequences. Should we believe the hype? Bring your questions and an open mind!

Dr. Jonathan M. Lehrer is the associate professor and chairman of the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design at Farmingdale State College where he teaches several courses on landscape plant materials. His scholarly interests center on invasive plants and other contemporary challenges that shape our plant palette. A native Long Islander, Dr. Lehrer is an avid plant hobbyist with a special interest in hardy shade plants and tender material with variegated foliage.





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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