Upcoming Event: Club Meeting
Tuesday, February 25th: Starting at 7:00PM
Guest Speaker: Maurice Horn
Topic: True Grit for the Parking Strip
Meeting Location: Subbud Center
3185 NE Regents Drive, Portland
Social Time: 7:00PM, Meeting Time: 7:30PM
Our speaker for February, Maurice Horn, is co-owner of Joy Creek Nursery, a specialty nursery in Scappoose, OR, featuring a wide variety of ornamental plants including clematis and hydrangeas. One of Maurice's interests is in creating beautiful low water gardens. For the past decade he's created many such gardens both at the nursery, for customers, and for Reed College and Portland General Electric. Maurice has been a long time participant in the Great Plant Picks program at the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, WA, where he serves on the perennial committee. Maurice is going to let us know how to deal with parking strips and grow things in them!
Plant of the Month: Hellebores (Lenten Rose)
Hellebores are an evergreen perennial that bloom in early winter in our mild climate in a variety of colors including white, yellow, purple, pink and various combinations. Their flowers can bloom from January until May and their leaves provide a shiny evergreen foliage to a partially sunny spot in the evenly moist beds of your garden. Hellebores appreciate well drained soil and copious amounts of organic matter and prefer a soil pH closer to neutral so if your soil is acidic, add some lime to the area around your plants.