Long Island Horticultural Society

June News & Notes

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June 2021
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President's Message...


We are smack dab in the middle of spring and I am loving it! I am working in my garden every chance I get. I hope you are, too.

Thanks to all who helped put together the Plant trunk swap on May 15. I was not able to attend but I heard it was well attended and everyone had a great time. We are trying to put together another event over the summer. Watch the newsletter, once we plan it, the info will be found there.

I stumbled upon an herb and plant sale while visiting my middle son in Virginia. Of course, I dragged him there. There were a lot of vendors, and some were selling herbs you typically do not see. I was surprised to see a specific herb potted up and priced at $5 – Mugwort. I could not believe my eyes! It grows all over my backyard; I can’t get rid of it fast enough. It was listed as being a great additive to beer. To each his own, I guess.

I had a chance to go to the NY Botanical Gardens last week. I had never been there when the lilacs were blooming, it was magical. Lilac pink and lavender puffs of shrubs wafting a sweet smell. I could not get enough. For something a little closer, Westbury gardens also has a lavender garden. I have not been there when they are blooming, but I am sure it is great.

In 2019, a bunch of us visited Landcraft Gardens in Mattituck. The garden has just become public. They are open on Fridays and Saturdays – I believe you need to purchase tickets in advance. Check the website. That garden is a real treat.

Again, as more and more people are getting vaccinated, we are hoping to have in person meetings in September. I am excited for that.

Happy Gardening!


Red Flower
Sunday June 27 Webinar 7pm

Samantha Ritter Topic: What are Slow Flowers? Sea-ing Change at a Hudson Valley Flower Farm. For more information visit the Meetings page

Members will get an email with a link to the meeting

Plant Swap, Sale & Social
May 15, 2021

The Plant Swap, Sale & Social was  a great success! We had a beautiful day and it was great to see and visit with members again. Click here to check out the photos from the event.



   Click here to watch Videos

This month: 

Peter Chan- Creating Bonsai with Everyday Garden Plants
Edible Herb Terrarium - Tanner From Serpa Design
Planting Spring Bulbs - Garden Answer

From the Editor....

 It was great to see everyone at the Plant Sale, Swap & Social at Eisenhower Park, perfect weather and free plants what could be better?! 

This past weekend I traveled up north to Vermont to meet my pottery teacher and buy pottery. You know your a plant nut when you scope out where all the nurseries are located before you go. I found some goodies up there though!

Thank you to JoAnn Semeraro, Carolyn Bantz, Jo Borut, and Jane Jollon for sending me pictures of their gardens for the Virtual Garden Tours. And a big thank you to Marge Duryea for opening her beautiful woodland garden to a real in-person tour!

Pictures are on the Virtual Garden Tours Page. Click the link above.


You too can share photos of your garden with the membership email pictures to: lihorticulturalsociety@gmail.com

Check out the Garden Calendar for the June tips and tricks to help in the garden.

~ Ann Wetzel

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The form will print out with all 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. Please send the filled out form with your check to: Katherine Readinger 12 Evans Court, Huntington Station, NY 11746   Access the Membership Form Here

Cook's Corner
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Picked Red Apples

This month's recipe comes from Courtney Quinn: Apple Crisp