Long Island Horticultural Society

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Horticultural Competition

September 1st Place are:

Connie Knies I28 Dahlias

Filomena Salamone O42 Broccoli

Terry Sajewski J30 Fairy Eggplant

Ann Wetzel C8b Ikebana,

U55 Bumble Bee & Zinnia

Thank You to our volunteer judges:

Eileen Anders, Ava Greco, Carol Kazdan

Check out photos of all the entries on the Competition Photo page here

We have an exhibition table that is open for members present a plant they are having problems with to get member to member advice on how to best care for it and to answer questions about the plant. 

The exhibition table is also for members to bring in their favorite plants to show off to the group. These plants are not in competition and can be placed anytime.

Presidents Message...

The summer is over. The words feel heavy, final. But fall has its own gardening surprises. Pumpkins and squashes, kale and cauliflower are in the vegetable garden, asters and anemones in the flower garden. The air is crisp, the trees are colorful, and Halloween is around the corner. The garden hits its next season.

I watched a quirky gardening movie the other night. I found Beautiful Fantastic on Prime, but you probably can find it at your library. It was about a girl forced to learn to flower garden in order to stay in her house. I liked it; let me know what you think.

It is only the end of September, but we are already planning our holiday meeting. There will be a plant/garden themed gingerbread type contest. We have a lot of creative members, and a lot of members who like to bake, so start thinking about what you can create. The rules and further details will be posted on the website in the coming weeks, so watch for them.

We had two great speakers at the September meeting. I never knew chickens could lay red eggs or butterflies like mud baths. Judy Basse will be speaking at the October meeting on Gardening for Older People. Very appropriate as we are all getting older! Cathy Guzzardo rounds out the meeting, speaking on Roses in the winter.

I will see you in October!


October 2019
October 20 Meeting

Sunday October 20

Doors open at 12:30

Place Horticultural Entries by 1pm

1pm Tutorial: Judy Basse Topic: Gardening As We Get Older

2pm Speaker:

Cathy Guzzardo Topic: Winter is Coming: Will your roses be ready? 

For more information see the Meeting Page

For information on upcoming programs visit the Programs Page

Cook's Corner

A warming dish for fall

Spicy Crockpot Pot Roast


Angelika Swantek

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 International Trip:
Visiting the Gardens and Palaces of Portugal!
International trips are one of the many benefits of an LI Hort membership!
Click here to learn all about our new trip!
This trip is now fully booked
Thank you!

From the Editor...

I wanted to thank everyone who has sent in recipes for our Cooks Corner feature. Keep those recipes coming and they will be featured in an upcoming newsletter. Send recipes to me at Annwetz1120@outlook.com

Check out the fall planting tips on the Garden Calendar page. Planting in fall saves you money as plants are 50-75% off, it's much more comfortable to work in the garden and its better for the plants too!

-Ann Wetzel

Volunteers Needed!

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

We need a volunteer for the Scholarship Position, please email Priscilla Bauerschmidt if interested. Raffle table, email JoAnn Semeraro, judges for the Horticultural competition, email Barbara Hanft

Thank You!

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

Refreshments:  Toni & Stuart Germain, Eileen Anders, Angelika Swantek, Sharon Rubin, Marge Duryea, JoAnn Semeraro, Anne Cognato, Laura Weill, Judy Dunn, Joyce Anderson, Chris Douglas, Maureen Wawrzonek

Raffles: Rosemarie & David Papayanoplus, Angelika Swantek, Carolyn Bantz, Anne Cognato, Laura Weill, Cynthia Hopping, Stephanie Gladowski, Xi Zhai, Joan McGillicuddy, Shiyama Vijayendran, Joan Insogna, Mary Jane Behrenfeld, Trish Cody