May 2019 Horticulture Moment

Plant Natives for their relationship with wildlife and stress-free adaptability to our habitat!

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Sherry Brownlee brought three native perennials for exchange, and gave a comprehensive description of each.

The Indian Pink shown above grows in partial to full shade in upright 12" to 24" clumps.

A cluster of 2 to 12 vivid red tubular flowers with yellow interiors appears in May.

Indian Pink attracts pollinators and will spread if planted in loamy soil and allowed to seed.

Heartleaf Ginger

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Hexastylis virginica looks similar to wild ginger, but the evergreen heart-shaped leaves are mottled green with silvery grey and have a pungent smell. 'Blooms' occur below the leaves at soil level, and are called 'little brown jugs' because of their appearance.

Butter and Eggs

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Linaria vulgaris spreads in partial shade with clumps up to three feet tall. A long crowded raceme of lacy foliage is topped by 1-inch yellow flowers with orange throats.

The blooms of this aggressive plant are attractive to bees and butterflies.

Calendar

Satsuki Azalea

September 2019

  • September 10:  Club Meeting "A Florist's Point of View" . . . Cumming, GA
  • September 6-8: Yellow Daisy Flower Show . . . Stone Mountain, GA

October 2019

  • October 8:  Laurel District Fall Meeting . . . Dahlonega, GA
  • October 15:  Club Meeting "Live, Laugh, Learn" . . . Cumming, GA

November 2019

  • November 12:  Club Meeting "It's All Interconnected" . . . Cumming, GA
  • November 20-21:   NGC Landscape Design School II . . . Rome, GA

December 2019

  • December 10:  Club Meeting "Holiday Luncheon" . . . Cumming, GA

January 2020

  • January 14:  Club Meeting "House Plants and Containers" . . . Cumming, GA
  • January 16:  Native Plant Symposium . . . Athens, GA

February 2020

  • February 11: Club Meeting "Change That Old Landscape - Prune" . . . Cumming, GA
  • February 12-13: NGC Landscape Design School III . . . Rome, GA
  • February 26: Capitol Conservation Day . . . Atlanta, GA