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September 2015 |

Upcoming Garden Events places to go, things to do, people to see Club Meetings African Violets of GKC Tues, Sep 15, 6-8pm; at Loose Park Garden Center, 51st and Wornall, Kansas City, MO. Membership. 816-513-8590 Bonner Springs Garden Club Tues, Sep 15, 1pm; members will meet at the parking lot on the SE corner of Third St & Cedar St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012. We’ll carpool to Shawnee Town 1929, 11501 W 57th St, Shawnee, KS 66203. There we will take a guided tour of the museum, including the farmhouse, truck farm garden, and garden market shed; and will tour the JoCo Extension Master Gardeners’ Herb Garden and Country Garden. Meeting is free and visitors are most welcome to attend. For more information, call Ruth Pleak at 913-728-2806. Greater Kansas City Bonsai Society Sat, Sep 5, 10:30am-3pm; at Loose Park Garden Center, 51st and Wornall, Kansas City, MO. Workshop. Come visit with members. 816-513-8590 GKC Herb Study Group Wed, Sep 9, noon; in Rose Room of Loose Park Garden Center, 52nd and Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO. The Forager’s Fall menu. While the garden may be coming to a close at the end of summer, the wild outside in the backyard still brims with a bounty of herbs, herbs, roots and mushrooms. There is simply deeply satisfying and rewarding about foraging for foods in the wild. When autumn arrives, delicious discoveries abound in nature. Please join the group and forager, Elizabeth Cutting, as she introduces a menu from the wild outdoors. Each dish prepared will have ingredients in it from natures bounty and a sprinkling of herbs. Our luncheon will be a sumptuous feast and presentation sublime. Be prepared to have your senses awaken. Visitors are warmly received and invited to join us in luncheon and learning. There is no fee for lunch so visit with us and enjoy the afternoon. For any information please contact Charlotte at or phone Barbara at 816-523-3702. GKC Water Garden Society Tues, Sep 15, doors open at 5pm; at our new home at Union Station, an architectural masterpiece in the heart of Kansas City. We will be conducting our meetings in the Planetarium at the North West corner of Union Station. The adjacent parking lot will be free to all members. Bigger, better, greener and flourishing is the goal of every gardener for their own piece of heaven. The Greater Kansas City Water Garden Society has just completed a phenomenal tour season and a leap in membership. Our 6:30pm speaker will be a representative from Habitat KC, otherwise known as the Re-Store. They will be presenting examples of home and garden recycling and re-purposing projects. The Water Garden Society incorporates some recycling/repurposing ideas at Home and Garden shows. At 7:30pm speaker Leah Berg, a landscape designer, writer and educator, will be discussing the planting and care of fall perennials. Please visit us at our new home Union Station, 30 W Pershing, Kansas City, MO 64108. Heart of America Gesneriad Society Fri, Sep 25, 1-4pm Sale, Sat, Sep 26, 9am-4pm Show and Sale; at Loose Park Garden Center,

51st and Wornall, Kansas City, MO. Show and Sale. 816-513-8590 Heartland Hosta & Shade Plant Society Sat, Sep 12, Hospitality is planned at 9am, program to follow at 10am after a short business meeting; at Faith Lutheran Church, 4805 W 67th St (67th & Roe), Prairie Village, KS. “Why are the Hostas on the Other Side of the Fence Always Greener & Bigger?” will be presented by Clarence (CH) Falstad, Zeeland, MI. CH has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois. CH has served as President and Vice President of the American Hosta Society and AHS Scientific Chair. He has introduced over 50 hostas, including ‘Regal Splendor’ and ‘Northern Exposure’. There will be a potluck luncheon following the program, with meat and drink provided by the club. You may bring a dish to share. There will be Hellebores & Hostas available for purchase, as well as lots of nice door prizes. Guests are always welcome, come and bring a friend! Info: Gwen 816-213-0598 or 816-228-9308. Independence Garden Club Mon, Sep 14, 6:30pm; Club will hold its annual picnic. Please check at the August meeting for what to bring. For more information, please call 816-373-1169 or 816-796-4220. Johnson County Rose Society Thurs, Sep 10, 7pm; at the Prairie Village Community Center, 7720 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS. The summer is coming to a close and this meeting will help us know what to do to get our roses ready for their winter nap. Dr Glenn Hodges, Laura Dickinson, and John Riley, all ARS Consulting Rosarians, will lead a panel discussion of the best methods of protecting our rose bushes over the winter, and the best time to do this winterizing work. All JCRS meetings are free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided. Members and guests are welcome to take advantage of the “Consulting Rosarians Corner”- a free individual consultation with a Consulting Rosarian. Bring your questions and concerns about any aspect of growing and caring for roses-you can even bring a sample of your plant! The Consulting Rosarians will also give timely tips about caring for roses “This Month In The Rose Garden”. For more information about the meetings, programs and other activities of the Johnson County Rose Society, visit their website at You can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook. com/JoCoRoses. KC Cactus and Succulent Society
 Sun, Oct 18, 1-4pm; at Loose Park Garden Center, 51st and Wornall, Kansas City, MO. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 816-513-8590. Kaw Valley Herbs Study Group Tues, Sep 8, 7pm; at Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence (1263 N 1100 Rd - Lawrence, KS) We meet monthly to learn about herbs. We explore all aspects of an herb: growing and harvesting, historical lore, culinary virtues, medicinal merits, and aromatherapy, household, and cosmetic applications. Our gatherings are fun and educational, and jam-packed with useful information, including relevant demonstrations. Everyone with an interest in herbs is welcome. There is a $2 charge to cover costs (KVHSG is a non-profit group; no charge for students). No pets. Nursing babies

KCG 09SEP15  

cottonwood trees, biltmore, goldenrod, reseeding, sumac, birds, roses, butterflies

KCG 09SEP15  

cottonwood trees, biltmore, goldenrod, reseeding, sumac, birds, roses, butterflies