Year: 2018

ORCHIDS FOR YOUR HOME

Joe Peterson, who has grown orchids for 30 years, gave our October educational talk.  He says they are easy to grow! There are 30,000 species of orchids and 100,000 hybrids, and they grow on every continent except Antarctica in a wide diversity of climates from sea level to 12,000 feet. Hybrids are easier to grow …

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DAYLILIES

LaVere Webster began his September talk on daylilies with a droll dramatization of God talking to St. Francis in which he satirized the mindset of typical suburbanites with regard to yard care. We raise boring grass instead of wild flowers (“weeds”), we pay to haul away our grass clippings (which could be used as hay) …

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Richard Pollman, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac, gave us a talk on climate change and gardening. His specialty is providing forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property. “Weather” is our daily precipitation/sunshine/temperature. Climate is the long-term trends, long-term averages. The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon which makes …

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