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Club Meeting

Saturday, August 22nd

1 - 4 PM

Home of Julie Harper

Topic: Sedums & Succulents

We welcome you all to the August Club meeting.

Our speaker, Mark Leichty, is the Director of Business Development at Little Prince of Oregon Nursery in Aurora, Oregon. Little Prince is a wholesale grower of groundcovers and other perennial plants for garden centers and other retailers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Mark is involved in new product development for the nursery, as well as cultivating and maintaining relationships with customers. " I am a certified plant geek. I love collecting unusual plants, and can frequently be found stalking my favorite nurseries and garden centers looking for that next really cool plant. I'm particularly interested in exotic edibles, and also hardy fuchsias." He will be telling us all about sedums and succulents! And he is bringing lots of plants for purchase(at good prices).. (Sales will be cash only, please).


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Plant of the Month Info: Salvia guarantica 'Amistad'

Salvia Amistad

This beautiful purple flower with black calyxes blooms from July to October and attracts hummingbirds to your garden. Plant in full sun with regular water in well drained soil. It will get up to 4-5' tall and gradually clump larger year after year. Zone 9-11 but can tolerate temperatures down to 20 degrees F. Plant salvia mixed with dahlias and echinaceas.


Tips From Tom

It's been pretty hot lately to plant containers but if they need some sprucing up, here's a few tips for planting some fresh ones:

  • When choosing a location for edible container combos, consider more than just sun and shade. Place the pots where water is close and keep them near the kitchen for easy access.
  • Don't be afraid to add inanimate objects to your pots.

For more tips read the newsletter here

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Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland is devoted to the promotion of the aesthetic appreciation of gardens. To develop the love of growing plants and promote general interest in individual and community gardens through membership networking, education and civic activities.