Soup Symposium March 7th, 2015

Soup Symposium March 7th, 2015

March Into Spring Symposium  on    March 7th, 2015….
Nick-named the “SOUP SYMPOSIUM” because of the specialty soups and breads that our members and attendees bring for our shared luncheon. 

 

Join us as Don delves into Orchids of our wild environment…

Cypripedium arietinum

Cypripedium arietinum

& David teases us with the many variations on the white theme of Galanthus genera….

Snowdrop

Snowdrop

 Check out our Event “March Into Spring” on Facebook.   There are many more pictures there to entice you to join us…   Let us know if you are planning on attending…    We have lots of room for participants.

Our Morning Speaker, Don Leopold

Donald J. Leopold

Donald J. Leopold

 

 

 

Don will present:   “Terrestrial Orchids of the Northeast” 145 terrestrial species are found in North America, approximately 60 species are native to New York State, where Don resides. The Northeast has a wide variety of habitats for orchids mainly because of the wide variation of elevation, latitudinal and geological circumstances, plus unique conditions created and modified by the earlier glacial ages.

 The opportunities for climatic variations within a diverse range of habitats provide a variety of orchid species.

Don  Orchid

Photo by Don Leopold

Some of our native species are quite showy,

Cypripedium kentuckiense

Cypripedium kentuckiense

 

while others sport small, insignificant flowers on miniscule plants.

Corallorhiza striata

Corallorhiza striata

Discover the various orchids and marvel at the photos and information that Don will share with us.

 Pogonia ophioglossoides

Pogonia ophioglossoides

Check out this video of:               Don Leopold’s Bog Garden Interview

Donald J. Leopold, PhD Distinguished Teaching Professor & Chair Dept. of Environmental & Forest Biology at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.

 

"Native Trees of the Southeast --  An Identification Guide"          "Native Plants of the Northeast  --  A Guide for Gardening & Conservation"      "Trees of New York State  --  Native & Naturalized"                                                                    Don is the author/co-author of these books as well as numerous Academic Papers that you can explore on his profile pages at the University.    "Harlow & Harrar's Textbook of Dendrology"          "Landowner's Guide to "State Protected Plants of Forests in New York State,"         "Trees of the Central Hardwood Forests of North America  --  An Identification & Cultivation Guide"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Afternoon Speaker, David Culp    

David L. Culp

David L. Culp

       

David will present:    “Galanthus- 75 different species & varieties of snowdrops all of which are white. ” Snowdrop fanatic David L. Culp—he has the second-largest collection in the country!—talks about this winter-blooming bulb, saying that “Anything that blooms against the odds has a place in my heart”

 
 

He’ll expand on his statement: “ I use the real virtuosos along the edge of pathways or as exclamation points at the front of borders, where their differences can be readily appreciated.

Snowdrops Cluster

Snowdrops Cluster

One of my favorites is G. elwesii ‘Robin Hood,’

 Galanthus ×hybridus 'Robin Hood'

Galanthus ×hybridus ‘Robin Hood’

a single bloom with a little X in the middle of the inner petals. Some people see it as crossed sabers; I see it as a kiss. ‘Robin Hood’ presents its flower at an unusual angle and its outer petals are long and tapered, so they are very elegant.”

David Culp
Shown here moving a flat of snowdrops

David Culp Snowdrop -Flore Pleno-

David Culp Snowdrop “Flore Pleno” (by Jonathan Hanson)

of Brandywine Cottage

Brandywine Cottage

Brandywine Cottage

is the author of “The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage”

The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage.

The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage.

which received the  

Best Overall Book

Best Overall Book

2013 Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association for Best Overall Book.

 

 

 Check out our Event “March Into Spring” on Facebook.   There are many more pictures there to entice you to join us…   Let us know if you are planning on attending…    We have lots of room for participants.

 

 

We will be joined by O’Brien Nurserymen, Broken Arrow Nursery, Natureworks, Ellen Hovercamp and others presenting a variety of gardening choices for our attendees. Presenters will sign their books for purchasers, or bring your copy for their autograph.

 

HARDY PLANT SOCIETY

March into Spring – The Soup Symposium

MARCH 7, 2015

Join us at the Hardy Plant Society’s 14th Annual March Into Spring Symposium, March 7th at Covenant Congregational Church, 1 Westminster Drive, West Hartford, CT.   This is a new location for us.

Covenant Congregational Church

Covenant Congregational Church

 

We are excited to bring you two fantastic garden speakers.

Our morning speaker is Don Leopold speaking on the Terrestrial Orchids of the Northeast. Some of our native species are quite showy, surpassing the beauty of their tropical cousins, while others sport small, insignificant flowers on miniscule plants. Donald J. Leopold, PhD Distinguished Teaching Professor & Chair Dept. of Environmental & Forest Biology at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.

After a fantastic lunch, “Galanthus- 75 different species & varieties of snowdrops all of which are white. ” David Culp, a longtime friend, has the second-largest collection in the country!—talks about this winter-blooming bulb, saying that “Anything that blooms against the odds has a place in my heart.” He’ll expand on his statement: “I use the real virtuosos along the edge of pathways or as exclamation points at the front of borders, where their differences can be readily appreciated. David Culp of Brandywine Cottage is the author of “The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage which received the 2013 Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association for Best Overall Book.

We are looking forward to having more vendors this year including Natureworks, Broken Arrow, O’Brien Nurserymen, and Ellen Hovercamp

The symposium starts at 10 am, and will include our renowned lunch of hearty soups. The cost for non-members is $35 until Feb. 20, $40 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. Regular membership is renewable in September 2015.

Directions to Covenant Congregational Church: Take the Park Road exit from I-84, turn left onto Park Road. Park Road becomes Sedgewick Road. The Church is on the corner of Sedgewick and Park.

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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