Long Island Horticultural Society
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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, November 19, 2017 in The Conference Center

12:30 PM Doors open

1:00 PM Tutorial: Ann Cognato - "Old Wives' Tales About Plants"

2:00 PM Amy Ziffer, Owner of A Shady Lady Garden Design

Topic: Containers That Won't Quit

There is no mystery to creating container plantings that look great for months. By using the best plants for long-season performance, learning how to imagine the finished container at planting time, and following up with a little needed maintenance, you can have a beautiful container garden in nearly any spot right up until frost. Amy will share a handout listing the best readily obtainable plants for long season performance, drawing on her nearly 20 years of planting container combinations for clients.

Amy Ziffer, owner of A Shady Lady Garden Design, has been designing and maintaining gardens for clients in Connecticut, as well as sharing her extensive gardening experience through lectures and demonstrations, since 1998. She takes a "real-world" approach, focusing on techniques the average home gardener can employ to create successful, beautiful outdoor spaces.


December 10: Holiday Party /Evelyn Lee



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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2017 Meeting Schedule


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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