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, January 22, 2017 at The Hay Barn

12:30 PM Doors open

1:00 PM Tutorial: Carole Kazdan: "Caring for Your Tools"

2:00 PM Dr. Tamson Yeh, Pest Management/Turf Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Topic: Lawns and Lawn Alternatives

Dr. Yeh will present ideas for keeping your lawns tip top including proper mowing height, the amount of irrigation and fertilizer needed, what to do about weeds and grubs, and the importance of healthy soil. She will suggest easy ways to reduce the size of your lawn and how to replace these areas with sustainable plantings including ground covers and native plants. Questions such as what are the best plants to select when replacing sections of lawns will be answered.

Dr. Tamseon Yeh, Ph.D. is the Pest Management/Turf Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extpesnion of Suffoik County, where she has worked for nineteen years. Dr. Yeh received her BA in Biology from Wells College, and holds both an MS in Animal and Veterinary Science and a Ph.D. in Plant Science from the University of Rhode Island. Tamson is also the author of "Can my Petunia Be Saved?: Practical Prescriptions for a Health, Happy Garden", a book for all problems related to turf and landscape.




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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