Members’ Treasured Plants

— Show, Tell, Swap —

What are the treasured plants growing in members’ gardens?

Bring a division of one of your choice plants,

treasured for foliage



or flower,

Lobelia cardinalis



rarity, unusual time of bloom, or whatever the reason that makes it special

Paeonia japonica seed head


and desirable to you. Be prepared to spend a minute or two describing its needs for moisture and light, its season of bloom and its growth habit. Do pollinators love it?

Must it be protected from wild critters? Bring a photo of it if you have one. Give us all the inside info on what makes it special and why we should want it. After all plants have been glorified and their virtues extolled, members who brought a plant in will have the opportunity to take one home. The meeting is for all members interested in learning about what their cohorts are growing and perhaps discovering something new or rediscovering a plant forgotten. If you bring a plant, please limit it to one species although you may bring multiple divisions of it. Coming empty-handed is okay, too, but remember that those who bring a plant are guaranteed to take one home. We expect the

HPS members at winter holiday decoration workshop


“Show and Tell” to be interesting and educational and


What Plants do I want to take home with me tonight?

“The Swap” to be a bit frenzied and fun!







Meetings are held at The Solomon Welles House, Wethersfield, CT     The house is located at the intersection of Nott Street, Hartford Avenue and State Street.  The street address is 220 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT.    Socializing and goodies will begin at 7:00PM with the speaker or workshop scheduled for 7:30 PM.  Members whose last names begin with A-M are asked to bring goodies in September.  Members with initials N-Z will be asked to bring goodies in October and then the two groups will alternate each month.  Our dedicated hostess, Kathy,  prepares coffee & hot water for tea to enjoy with the repast our members share each month.