Growing in East Hamilton

Month: April 2017

Shade Plant Presentation

Kirengeshoma (Yellow waxbells) in top left, fronted by Digitalis lanata and flanked by Itea virginiana, another great shade plant.

Thank you to club member Gerry and his former RBG Auxiliary “potting” crew Judy and Denise for their presentation on shade plants at our April 2017 meeting. Some, like Hellebore and Hosta, were familiar and some, like Kirengeshoma and Mukdenia, were not.

For your reference and further research. here is the pdf of their presentation (opens in new tab).

Next up: Shade Plants!

shade plants on MoBot web site

“Problem Solver Plants for Heavy Shade” on Missouri Botanical Garden Web site

The best reason to NOT miss the April meeting (on Wednesday the 26th) is the peer coaching topic: “shade plants” presented by Gerry Cragg and his crew from the RBG Auxiliary. Club member and Crown Point resident Jerry was team leader for the dedicated group of volunteers who propagated shade-tolerant plants for the RBG’s annual plant sale. The plant sale no longer happens (it’s morphed into the “Plant Faire” see link below) but Gerry and the shade gang have stayed in contact. They will be joining us to share, via powerpoint and discussion, their knowledge about plants that grow best in low light.

Plant Faire graphic

Click to visit the “Plant Faire” page on RBG site


The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. at 151 Ottawa Street North (the L.G. Wallace Funeral Home building, in the second floor lounge).