Long Island Horticultural Society

May News & Notes

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May 2022
LIHS Plant Sale
May 15, 2022 

Set-up Time: 11am -12pm

Time: Sale runs from 12pm to 3pm

Cost is $20 per table for sellers. Any additional donations to the LIHS are welcome.

Sellers are responsible for their own sales, must have own change and cash box to sell.

What: Sellers can sell whatever items they would like to. Please make sure all item prices are clearly marked.

Please email by May 14 to reserve your table:

 lihorticulturalsociety@gmail.com

Lemonade & Iced Tea will be available.

For more information click here

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From the Editor....

Are you ready for the plant sale?

Do you have your plants dug up, labeled, priced and your informational spiel ready?

I'm getting all my horticultural themed pottery ready to go! See ya there!

-Ann Wetzel

It is looking and feeling a lot like SPRING! May To Do list Click here

Don't forget to plant a row or a few extra plants for the hungry and donate the food to your local food bank. Find your local food bank here:

https://ampleharvest.org/find-pantry/

Ronnie's Recap

John Capobianco Bonsai

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At our April meeting, we learned to be fearless in taking a lush azalea plant in full flower, and developing it into a graceful, elegant and beautiful bonsai plant! We were guided on this fascinating journey by John Capobianco, who managed the perhaps equally fearless task of creating this bonsai while providing information, answering questions.....to keep reading click here

How to Use Fragrant Flowers

Fragrant flowers and plants are a terrific addition to any property and scent is just as important as color, contrast and texture in a landscape. You may enjoy the breathtaking green shades of foliage and the rainbow-like colors of your flower beds and rows, but nothing compares to having your heart filled with the hypnotizing aroma of scented flowers, shrubs or vines.... Continue reading here

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April Horticultural Competition Winners

1st place Leve Hajdu R50 Saintpaulia, 1st place Ann Wetzel C8c Tulips & Forsythia Arrangement, Anne Cognato U55 Tulips, 1st place Mary Wagner U57 Sunflower, 2nd place JoAnn Semeraro I25 Azalea, 2nd place Jo Borut Camelia, 2nd Place Ann Wetzel A 2 dish garden, 2nd Place Maureen Wawrzonek P44 Miltonia, 2nd Place JoAnn Semeraro P45 Phalaenopsis,  

1st place Leve Hajdu
1st place Leve Hajdu

R50 Saintpaulia

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1st place Ann Wetzel
1st place Ann Wetzel

C8c (correction) Mickey Mouse Tulips & Forsythia Arrangement

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Ann Wetzel Honorable Mention
Ann Wetzel Honorable Mention

O42 Cycalmen

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1st place Leve Hajdu
1st place Leve Hajdu

R50 Saintpaulia

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TINY YARD:  BIG CHANGES - CONTINUED! AKA MORE ON THE RIVA SAGA 

by: Ronnie Brancazio

When other dog owners talk about the expenses of having a puppy, they mean dog food, treats, vet visits, grooming, etc. These can run up to the tens or even hundreds of dollars and of course I have those amounts to pay.


 When I discuss my Riva Expenses, however, I am talking about fences, yard pavers, and restored plantings, and we are talking about thousands of dollars! Of course I love her and she is worth every penny, but - I do hope that the major improvements I am making right now will hold us for the rest of our mutual lives!....to continue reading click here

New fence from the outside.
New fence from the outside.

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I kept the low picket fence along my driveway so I can see my driveway garden, and so I have a place
I kept the low picket fence along my driveway so I can see my driveway garden, and so I have a place

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The new Japanese maple.
The new Japanese maple.

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New fence from the outside.
New fence from the outside.

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Cook's Corner
Lemon Tree

Quinoa (or Couscous) and Arugula Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette from Ellen Ecker Ogden

Membership Renewal   Form

Please fill out the Membership Form here on the website, when renewing or joining. Just type your information into the form and print it out.

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