Long Island Horticultural Society
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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
September 22 Meeting
Sunday September 22
Doors open at 12:30
Place Horticultural Entries by 1pm
Topic: Backyard Chickens: Chicken Breeds & Egg Color
Stephanie Gladkowski Topic: Gardening for Butterflies and other Pollinators
For more information see the Meeting Page
For information on upcoming programs visit the Programs Page
Proposed 2020 Slate of Officers
To be voted on at LI Hort Nov. 17 meeting
President: Anne Cognato
1st Vice President: Bruce Hambrecht
2nd vice President: Josephine Borut
Membership Secretary: Maria Hoffman
Treasurer: Carrie Jaskowski
Recording Secretary: Ronnie Brancazio
Corresponding Secretary: Connie Knies
New 3 year term ending in 2022
Carolyn Bantz (term ending in 2020)
Levente Hajdu (2020)
JoAnn Semeraro (2020)
Barbara Hanft (2021)
Terry Sajewski (2021)
Ann Wetzel (2021)
Photos From Lynn Thomson's Open Garden
Tomato season is just about over, the days are getting cooler, and it is time to start the LI Hort Society meetings again. Welcome back!
During the summer break, we did find time to socialize with each other. The picnic, despite the heat, was a great success; and the trip to Landcraft was amazing.
I dug a new bed for sunflowers in my garden this year. The sunflowers grew tall and started to bloom. I planted different varieties and it looked nice. But, every morning when I left for work, I would notice one head was missing. The chewed up head and scattered petals were left next to my car on the opposite side of the driveway from the bed. This happened several days in a row. I felt like this squirrel was taunting me. I tried to convince my husband to sit out there as a sentry and scare them away but, he would not. After some thought, I realized there was nothing I could do about it, this was how nature worked, and the positive – the squirrels are fun to watch. The sunflowers also brought in birds and bees. There was quite a lot of wildlife activity on my front lawn.
I hope your gardens did as well!
Fall is planting time!
Why you ask?
It is cooler which is great for the gardener and the soil still holds summer's heat which is much better for root growth. In fall plants also shift gears from putting out leaves and flowers to putting out roots. Trees, shrubs and perennials put into the ground in fall and don't have to deal with the stresses of heat and drought and can relax and get adjusted to their new environment. By next spring those plants will be much better equipped to handle the stresses of summer.
Also fall planting can save you money! Nurseries put plants on sale in fall. The savvy gardener knows this and the best time to go plant shopping is in autumn. Plants are on sale for 50 -75% off in some cases. Just remember plants aren’t going to look their best but, it’s all about the roots on the bottom. So turn that pot over and check out those lovely roots!
Why plant in fall? It’s better for you, the plants and your wallet!
Check out the Garden Calendar Page for more tips