Sinclair & Kirsten Adam with Tiarella

Sinclair & Kirsten Adam with Tiarella

Kathy & Mike Shadrack with Hosta

Kathy & Mike Shadrack with Hosta

 

 

 

 

 

 

The solution to your winter doldrums is to join the Hardy Plant Society at their 15th annual March Into Spring Symposium Saturday March 5th, known to attendees as the Soup Symposium because of the variety of homemade soups and breads for lunch.  Everyone brings their best offering to share with all … We have breakfast items in the morning, with soups, breads, salads and all the trimmings for lunch… then we finish up in the afternoon with cookies, cakes and fruits…. Everyone brings a food item of their choice to share…

 Tiarella cordifolia 'Lehigh'


Tiarella cordifolia ‘Lehigh’

Beginning at 10 am, “The Pharaoh of Foamies” Sinclair Adam will present “Tiarella Defined” as he enlightens attendees on his passion for breeding native plants, exemplified by his Tiarella introductions. The Foam Flower is a charming, shade-loving foliage plant for woodland gardens. … The genus is native to eastern North America (Tiarella cordifolia and Tiarella triphylla).

Diva-rella FM Mooberry

Diva-rella FM Mooberry

Click on the Diva-rella above for an article on the series.      Here is a video interview of Sinclair…

Sinclair A. Adam, Jr. famed plants-man and founder of Dunvegan Nursery (1989-2010) in conjunction with his wife Kristen develop new cultivars of their favorite plants. Sinclair’s passion for breeding with native plants is known throughout the industry by such innovative introductions as Tiarella ‘Erika Leigh’, ‘Laird of Skye’, ‘Brandywine’ and ‘Oakleaf’ They also introduced Tiarella ‘Octoraro’, Tiarella ‘Susquehanna’ & Tiarella ‘Delaware’ Come to our Soup Symposium on Saturday March 5th to meet them both and listen to Sinclair’s presentation of “Tiarella Defined”.

 

 

Smug Creek's Small Hosta Garden

Smug Creek’s Small Hosta Garden

After the soup & camaraderie the husband & wife team of Michael & Kathy Guest Shadrack will present “Little Hostas” as only a pair of accomplished hosta growers, collectors and hybridizers can.
Their little hostas do not normally grow to more than 12 inches high or 24 inches across, & some are very much smaller.

Kathy Guest Shadrack & Mike Shadrock of Smug Creek Gardens began building gardens on a wonderful piece of property in Western New York in 2005, shortly after they married. Kathy had gardened nearby for over 25 years and her passions included collections of iris, daylilies and hundreds of other perennials and bulbs. Mike, who is from London, England, was a hosta grower, collector and hybridizer. His love of shade plants complemented Kathy’s eclectic gardens. Come hear them present “Little Hostas” at our Soup Symposium on March 5th 2016.

Mike preparing to plant Kathy in the Smug Creek Gardens

Mike preparing to plant Kathy in the Smug Creek Gardens

 

The symposium will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Bethany Covenant Church at 785 Mill Street in Berlin, CT… Mill Street is RT 372. The church is very close to the junction of RT 5 and 15 with RT 9 and RT 372
This is a picture of the Church & the parking lot….

Bethany Covenant Church 785 Mill Street, Berlin, CT.

Bethany Covenant Church
785 Mill Street, Berlin, CT.

Join the Hardy Plant Society Saturday morning March 5th in Berlin, Connecticut @ the Fellowship Hall shown here... It is handicap accessible and there is plenty of parking…

Fellowship Hall Bethany Covenant Church 785 Mill Street, Berlin, CT.

Fellowship Hall
Bethany Covenant Church 785 Mill Street, Berlin, CT.

 

 

Registration Form:
HARDY PLANT SOCIETY
March into Spring – The Soup Symposium
MARCH 5, 2016

Join us at the Hardy Plant Society’s 15th Annual March Into Spring Symposium, March 5th .We are excited to bring you three fantastic garden speakers, all of whom come highly recommended by local experts.

Our morning speaker is Sinclair Adam. This amazing plant breeder from Scotland is now in Vermont and continuing to do fantastic work. He is known as the “Pharaoh of Foamies” for his tiarellas. He developed the River Series that includes ‘Brandywine’. Nancy DuBrule Clemente was excited to hear that he is a speaker for she is a fan of his Global Warming mums.

After a fantastic lunch, Kathy Guest and Michael Shadrack will talk with us about mini and small hostas; suggested cultivars and uses in our gardens. Our local hosta man, John O’Brien, has asked that we get these lively and informative speakers for several years

We are looking forward to having more vendors this year including Natureworks, Broken Arrow, O’Brien Nurserymen, and Eden’s Natives Nursery.

The symposium starts at 10 am, and will include our renowned lunch of hearty soups. The cost for non-members is $40 until Feb. 24, $45 thereafter. Members pay $5 less. For those non-members who partake of this event we make a special offer: you can choose to become a member for the remainder of our membership year for the low cost of $5 per individual, $7.50 for a couple. Offer is only good at the symposium and only for new members. All memberships are renewable in September 2016.

The symposium will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Bethany Covenant Church at 785 Mill Street in Berlin, CT… Mill Street is RT 372. The church is very close to the junction of RT 5 and 15 with RT 9 and RT 372
To purchase tickets in advance: mail your check, (payable to Hardy Plant Society), along with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope, to Leslie Shields, 25 Johnson Ave., Plainville, CT 06062. If you have questions about this event, contact Leslie at (860) 747-8175 or by e-mail at selchie1@comcast.net .

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Before 24 February ______Member $35 _____Non-member $40

After 24 February ______Member $40 _____Non-members $45

Ticket requests received after 24 February will be held at the door

 

 

To find out more about the Hardy Plant Society of New England – Connecticut Chapter visit their facebook page  , or e-mail eobender@gardener.com .