Long Island Horticultural Society
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Long Island Horticultural Society -- Celebrating our 80th year of promoting gardening on Long Island through friendships and education

 We have many exciting trips planned! Skim through our list and be sure to join us! Cuba, Ireland, Holland, New Orleans... A day trip to the Hamptons has been planned! Click here for more details....



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


Sept 21, 2014 1:30pm

Speaker: Vincent Drzewucki ,Senior CNLP; Horticulture, Urban & Community Forestry at CCE of Nassau County

Topic: Fall is for Planting Trees! The Value of Tress and Planting in the Fall

Vinnie Drzewucki is the Urban Horticulture and Forestry Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County working at the Horticulture Center at East Meadow Farm in East Meadow, NY. Vin- nie is an ISA Certi fi ed Arborist and is a New York State Senior Certi fi ed Nursery and Landscape Professional. His career spans more than 30 years in the fi eld of horticulture, working in management positions at several garden centers and nurseries on Long Island, and teaching horticulture and business classes as an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State College. Professional volunteer work includes serving on the boards of the New York State and Long Island Nursery and Landscape Associations. Vinnie is the author of two books, Gardening in Deer Country and Flower Beds and Borders in Deer Country. Vinnie grew up in Floral Park and lives in Freeport, NY with his wife Lisa. Vinnie says that he does not do gardening at home because they say you shouldn't bring your work home with you. Come listen to Vinnie speak and discover some of the many benefits trees have to offer, why we need more trees on Long Island, why Fall is a great time for planting and how you can be involved! He will also have his two books available for sale at the end of the meeting.

2014 Scholarship Winners with members of the Scholarship Committee


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


Positive news for Honeybees   find out more...           Echinops


"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 $25 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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Bringing Nature Home

Doug Tallamy's list of what to plant


The 2014 Meeting Schedule has been posted!


Patricia Wood spoke at our November meeting on environmental issues. See her website for more information. Click here to read her handouts


Pictures of the Riviera


Current Newsletter



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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