Signs of Spring

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Gifts that Keep on Giving: Perennials


How many of us have heirloom plants from members, some of whom are no longer with us? You may be anticipating the re-emergence of Hanne Karlby’s Louisiana water iris or Asarum europeum, Marylinda Heffernan’s ostrich ferns or Mertensia virginica, Bobbie Smith’s Leucojem or Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’, Carol Papas’ Pulmonaria saccarata ‘Sissinghurst White’ or Hosta ‘Halcyon, Fritz Mitnick’s Grandma’s iris or Filipendula rubra or Ellen Romsaas’ Monarda this spring.


Dividing perennials keeps this tradition going, whether the plants are sent out into the community or shared within the club. Our Dirt Digger Day is the perfect time to learn this skill at the hands of experienced gardeners.


Check out these links for more information on dividing the treasures in your garden:


Phipps Summer Flower Show:  Gardens of Sound & Motion

Featuring contemporary installations by artists from Pittsburgh and beyond, this exciting new show will immerse visitors in a world of beauty filled with interactive art, music and flowers that will spark creativity and unfold imagination. 

Now through Sun., Sept. 30. Hours are 9:30 am – 5 pm daily and until 10 pm on Fridays. Admission is $17.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors and students, and $11.95 for children (2 – 18). Members and kids under 2 enter free.


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