Long Island Horticultural Society

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January 2020

Volunteers Needed!

"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”~Winston Churchill

Do you have bookeeping experience? We need a volunteer for the Treasurer Position, if interested please email Anne Cognato. We need help sending emails to the membership if interested please email Anne Cognato. We also need a volunteer for the Scholarship Position, please email Priscilla Bauerschmidt if interested. 

Thank You!

We thank our members for their generosity, donating items for our refreshment and raffle tables.

Refreshments: Maureen WawrzonekJoAnn Semeraro, Angelika Swantek, Suzan Goldstein, Sharon Rubin, Trish Cody, Anne Cognato, Chris Douglas, Suzan & Dale Goldstein, Carolyn Bantz, Laura Weill, Muriel Drew, Ann Wetzel, Marcia Spence, Dolly Dahringer, Rosemarie Papayanopulos, Joan Insogna, Marina Pilic, Janet Tufuro, Carol Wilkinson

Cook's Corner

This month's recipe is from Bill Barash Ginger Salmon

From the Editor...

Check out the photos from the Longwood Gardens  trip

Check out the photos from our holiday meeting. Go to the Meetings page and scroll down.

Check out the To Do list on the Garden Calendar page for tips on how to recycle a Christmas tree.

Did you get an Amaryllis for Christmas? Check out the new page on caring for your Holiday Plants

At the December meeting the LIHS Board of Directors honored Christine Douglas for all of her hard work and donations to the Hospitality Table at our meetings. Thank you Christine for all that you do!






I hope everyone had a very Happy Christmahanakwanzika!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!


Membership Renewal

We have a new Membership Form here on the website. Please use this form for renewals & new memberships. 

Type your information into the form and print it out. The form will print out with all of your information right on the form. This makes it much easier for our Membership Secretary to read. It is extremely important to get your email address correct for you to receive all the LI Hort communications. Either bring the filled out form with your check to a meeting or mail it to:

Maria Hoffman, 951 Jerome St, Baldwin, NY 11510

Access the Membership Form Here

New Member:
Rita Pasqua, Huntington NY
Presidents Message...

A brand new year. What are you going to do different? Try growing a new vegetable in your garden? Maybe plant natives instead of annuals? Dig a shade garden? A new year and the possibilities are endless.

LI Hort is introducing an Exhibition Table. We have nicknamed it ‘Coffee and Conversation.’ It sits between the competition table and the coffee and cake. It has been promoted quietly the past few months, and now we want you to participate!

Do you have a passion for ferns? Do you grow 26 types of tomatoes in the summer? You can put together an exhibition. It can be as simple or elaborate as you want. The table is 6 foot, and you can use as little or as much as you want. Maybe you want to split the table with a friend.

Then at the end of the meeting, during the coffee and cake, you can informally talk about what you did in a relaxed atmosphere. No pressure. It’s all about you. We will have a sign up sheet at January’s meeting. If you have any questions, please contact me or Barbara Hanft.

Ann Wetzel gave me a beautiful purple kale plant in October. It has been growing in a pot near my front door. It is such a vibrant purple, and I am torn between keeping it as an ornamental or eating it (it sounds so savage). I know that one day, I will come home from work, and there will be no food in the refrigerator and the kale will become dinner. Such is the circle of life.

Wishing you the best in gardening and all things for 2010, see you in January!

January 26 Meeting

Doors open at 12:30

Place Horticultural Entries by 1pm

1pm Tutorial: Eileen Anders, 

Topic: Planting Winter Seeds

2pm Speaker:

Louis Bauer Topic: Nature into Art, The Gardens of Wave Hill

3pm Society Business, Raffles & Refreshments

For more information see the Meeting Page

For information on upcoming programs visit the Programs Page