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Upcoming Event: Club Meeting

Tuesday, July 22nd: Starting at 7:00PM

Guest Speaker: Eamonn Hughes

Topic: Water Features and Design

Meeting Location: Members Home

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A native of Ireland, Eamonn Hughes has been designing and constructing water features thruought Europe and the United States for over 40 years. His work has been published in many national magazines and he has written and co-authored a number of books on water gardening. In 1987 he established Hughes Water Gardens in Tualitan. The facility, located just south of Portland, includes retail and wholessale nursery operations as well as several enchanting water gardens and a large nursery. Eamonn received "The Reatiler of the Year" award by the Oregon Association of Nurseries for his development of this garden center. Eamonn will present a dramamtic series of before and after images showing how water cab be used to solve difficult design problems and transform into a dynamic yet tranquil oasis. He will share the beautiful and exciting palette of aquatic plants that are just waiting to be discovered by you.

Come and learn all about plants and planting for your outdoor patio.

Hughes Water Gardens
25289 SW Stafford Road
Tualiain, OR 97062
Tel: (503)638-1709

http://www.hugheswatergardens.com/

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Plant of the Month: Roscoea Scillifolia 'Blackbird' - (Himalayan Ginger)

Roscoea Scillifolia ‘Blackbird’ - (Himalayan Ginger)

Roscoea Scillifolia 'Blackbird', Himalayan Ginger, has delicate dark-chocolate brown, orchid style flowers that slowly open on short stems above sheaths of fleshy leaves in early summer. This is a completely new color in this lovely plant which is completely hardy, distinguished and long lived. It is easily grown in sun or light shade in a humus rich soil that is well drained. Roscoea scillifolia may be extinct in the wild, since it has not been seen in its native range since the early 1900s. It was found in a small region of Yunnan, China.

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