Clematis article in the Washington Post
Click here to read an article written by Adrian Higgins, garden writer for The Washington Post (Washington, DC, that is) on clematis.
International Clematis Society Offers Free Webinars
UPDATE: Although the live webinar date has passed the recording are still available on their website.
On Wednesday, March 24th, a the second webinar was open to the public as well as to members. This one has a panel of experts discussing clematis pruning and how to use pruning to get the most from plants. The panel includes Linda Beutler of Oregon USA, Lyndy Broder of Georgia USA, and Peter Keeping of Ontario, Canada, with President Jeff Jabco moderating. The panel fields questions from participants and, hopefully, clear up many pruning misconce.
To access the this webinar and the first public webinar go to http://www.clematisinternational.com and select the link from the left side of the page index called I.C.I.S. Webinars. Once there follow the instructions for the free webinars.
Peter Keeping's Clematis List 2022
Peter has provided his list of available Clematis for 2022 as well as a few other plants. It is available in the Member's Only section under Member Plant Sales.
If you are already logged into the the website you can click here to be taken to the Member Plant Sales page.
GA3 available for members only
The GA3 has arrived, and if you are an ORG&HPS member, you may order GA3 via the members only portion of the website. If you like to learn more about GA3, go to https://onrockgarden.com/index.php/germination-guide/use-of-ga3
Recalcitrant/Hydrophilic Seed Exchange for Members
This Seed Exchange is available to Members Only.
Are there some plants you love but their seeds won’t germinate for you?
The Situation: These seeds may be recalcitrant, or hydrophilic. Many of our spring ephemeral woodland plants fall in this group. Their viability is very short so they must be planted immediately when the seeds ripen, even if germination is not till the following year. Drying out means seed death. Seed Exchanges can often take too long for this group of seeds, so some hydrophilic seeds are not accepted.
The Solution: Obtain seeds in the late spring and early summer and plant them immediately.
I want: How to get seeds
Send your list of seeds you really would like to
I’ve Got: How to Give Seeds
Do you have seed that will dry out before you can donate it to our seedex? Please share some with our members by sending your list to
Please send your list of available seeds to us as soon as you know you will have some, even if it’s only one kind.
Members will then be able to contact each other directly to request or donate seeds by checking the Recalcitrant/Hydrophilic Seed Exchange in the Members Only area.
We are sorry but this opportunity is open to Canadian members only. Keep track of your costs and claim a comparable plant at the society’s table at one of our plant sales.