Public Clematis Webinar Feb 1, 2023
Happy New Year and welcome to all Clematis Lovers
Open to All - Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 1 p.m. US/CA Eastern Standard Time
The Society is pleased to announce the first public webinar of 2023.
It's open to all, so members are welcome to invite non-member friends who enjoy clematis!
After a short preface by Dan Long on the benefits of membership, the main presentation is "Clematis texensis: How the Scarlet Lady Changed the World of Clematis", by Linda Beutler and Maurice Horn.
"In a genus of 330+ species found throughout the world, certain clematis are bound to be more influential than others. Clematis texensis, a small-flowered species from Texas with tubular, scarlet flowers, is a perfect example. We will discuss the introduction of this plant into cultivation, pay tribute to the some of the hybridizers from the past who used it to create new clematis, and show how it continues to have an impact on today's breeding programs."
Both Linda and Maurice are very highly regarded clematarians, each with many years experience of clematis. They are also well-known as very interesting yet entertaining speakers. This really is a webinar you will NOT want to miss.
Note, the calling notice also contains comprehensive biographies for both Linda and Maurice.The webinar will, as always, use Zoom software, and members have already been sent a calling notice with the webinar link.
However, in case you've mislaid this, or are not a member, it is https://swarthmore.zoom.us/j/85903403563. In case you want to check what your local time for the webinar is, one website you may wish to use is https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20220323T170000&p1=198
NARGS Annual Conference and AGM June 8-11, 2023
Conference website - https://nargs23.org/
The conference will take place from Thursday June 8 to Sunday June 11 at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus in Truro Nova Scotia.
The program will feature field trips, speakers and time to meet other rock gardeners from across North America.
The Agricultural Campus has a highly acclaimed Rock Garden with acidic granite rock and new limestone crevice garden.
All breakfasts, receptions and banquets will be in the Riverside Room on campus and accommodation will be available both on campus and in local hotels.
The program will feature the very rich diversity of plant habitats in Nova Scotia from coastal barrens, gypsum deposits and the Acadian forest. Speakers will include an Introduction to Mi’kma’ki, the legends of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia flora as well as national and international rock garden specialists.
Come join us for the first NARGS convention in Nova Scotia, Canada’s Ocean Playground.
NARGS Rocks: Small Woodies Conference - Videos available
The North American Rock Garden Society is having a Zoom conference on Small Woodies on January 14, 2003. Tickets are $25 USD and you must be a member to purchase a ticket.
To purchase a ticket click here
You may purchase a ticket after the event is over to view the recordings of the event.
The schedule and speakers is listed below. All the times below are EST.
11:00 : Opening notes
11:05 to 11:50 -Jamie Ellison- "Dwarf Ericaceae for Alpine Gardens"
11:50 to 11:55 - Jamie Ellison and Todd Boland for Q&A
11:55 to 12:00 - Break
12:05 to 12:50 - Sandy Horn - "Conifers in the Rock Garden"
12:50 to 12:55 -Sandy Horn and Todd Boland for Q&A
12:55 to 1:00 - Break
1:05 to 1:50 - Tony Reznicek - "Dwarf Shrubs for All Seasons in the Rock Garden"
1:50 to 1:55 -Tony Reznicek and Todd Boland for Q&A
Alpine Garden Society Zoom Lectures Open to Non-members
The Alpine Garden Society has opened their Zoom lectures up to non-members for a cost of £9 each. The details of next four meetings, which are listed below, can be viewed and booked here.
Time of the meetings 7.30pm GMT = 2.30pm EST
Early Summer in the Western Alps, Razvan Chisu – Tuesday, January 17th 2023, 7.30pm GM
Alpine Flora of Australia, Alan Ayton – Wednesday, February 22nd 2023, 7.30pm GMT
Dionysias in Iran – travelling with the CIA, Jiří Papoušek – Tuesday, March 21st 2023, 7.30pm GMT
Botanical tour through the South Island of New Zealand, Harry Jans – Tuesday, 18 April 2023, 7.30pm BST
There is also a link there to view some previous lectures on their YouTube channel.
Book Sale 2023
Thank you to everyone who made the book sales so very successfull!
There are no plans for upcoming book sales at this time.