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Voting Booth: Do you belong to a Garden Club or plant Society?

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(Zone 7a)


March 29, 2010
9:50 AM

Post #7664323

There are a total of 237 votes:


I belong to one of the national or global societies. (which one?)
(43 votes, 18%)
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I belong to a great local garden club. (what do you like about it?)
(19 votes, 8%)
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I'm new at this, but would love to join a club or society.
(8 votes, 3%)
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I have no interest in joining a garden club.
(23 votes, 9%)
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I belong to the best Garden Club there is...Dave's Garden!
(144 votes, 60%)
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Previous Polls

imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2010
9:58 AM

Post #7664351

Wow, I can't believe I'm the first to respond to this----I voted Dave's is the best. I've learned so much from this site in the past 4 years, and had a blast doing it. And the best part for me----no meetings!
CherokeeGreg
Fresno, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2010
10:03 AM

Post #7664361

Well Daves garden is number one. I love it. The watchdog is one of my favorites and I also use the plant finder thing. And the plant ID I can go on and on. This is one of the plants I found from a great vendor Eldon Accesories thanks to Daves garden

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patgeorge
Nurmo
Finland
(Zone 4b)

March 29, 2010
10:39 AM

Post #7664421

I belong to the UK 'Garden Organic'. I'm not a complete organic gardener myself, but I find their magazine and website very informative, and I find the Heritage Seed Library fascinating. When I lived in England I belonged to the Royal Horticultural Society. After my retirement I also spent one day a week as a volunteer in a National Trust garden.

Moving four years ago to Scandidavia I found a dearth of information about cold climate gardening in English. DG has been a godsend in this respect. I've learned so much from gardeners in the colder areas of Canada and the US. Thank you all.

My garden a couple of weeks ago. It's stared to thaw, and the snow will probably be gone by the end of April!

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herbalbetty
Middleburgh, NY

March 29, 2010
12:13 PM

Post #7664602

I belong to the Herb Society of America. I love herbs!
flowrgirl1
Winston-Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 29, 2010
12:43 PM

Post #7664684

I am a member of the American Iris Society. I really enjoy the publications. I would like to join a few others and of course the only garden club for me is DG!

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 29, 2010
1:49 PM

Post #7664815

I'm a member of the American Hemerocallis Society and I'm also a member of my local daylily club, The Columbia River Daylily Club.
I enjoy the publications and round robin email. I learn so much. I just joined my local daylily club this past fall, so I'm looking forward to going on the garden tours this summer for the first time.

But I agree that Dave's Garden is a great Gardening club too and I wouldn't want to be without it.

Joy

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


March 29, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #7664949

Well, DG is #1, but I also belong to Seed Savers Exchange. It is a non-profit devoted to preserving old varieties of edible plants that are in danger of becoming extinct. I love my fruits and veggies!
TroubleX2
Montgomery, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2010
2:52 PM

Post #7664957

I joined two year ago and I love Dave's. I have made friends here that I would have never meet. I have since joined AHS and a garden daylily society.
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

March 29, 2010
3:01 PM

Post #7664981

I not only belong to a local garden club, but a daylily club that is about 45 mins. from my house, as well as some of the national clubs and DG. I enjoy the camaraderie, mainly, but the programs and information exchanged is great. Plant sales are fun and provide more chance to interact with other gardeners.
Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

March 29, 2010
8:18 PM

Post #7665827

I am past president, and continue to be a member of our local garden club, Assistant District Director of the NW District of FGCM, a member of the American Hemerocallis Society, and a member of the African Violet Society.

I am totally attached to Dave's Garden.
Gardening is one of my passions.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 29, 2010
8:58 PM

Post #7665916

I belong to the American Iris Society & several of its sections. Our local iris society has programs & sale this July. Irises are from the members gardens. I used to belong to Garden Club when we lived in CT. but don't have the time here. I do enjoy DG.
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2010
7:04 AM

Post #7666631

I have been a member of the African Violet society of America for several years--Would love to join more local clubs, but d/t health/finances, it is not possible right now.

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2010
8:05 AM

Post #7666802

That was a hard one to vote on...

first I love DG here. The best

I was the president of our local garden club which I'm thrilled that I was able to implement our club joining the Garden Club of Ohio which then also makes us members of the National Garden Club.

I love my local garden club as all of the members are so willing to share with others (just like here) and I've made many new friends from when we first moved here. It was wonderful to have new friends that love what you love,,, gardening... and everything associated with it.

Janet
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2010
10:33 AM

Post #7667185

In addition to Dave's, I belong to 2 local garden clubs, as well as Northwest Perennial Alliance, Hardy Plant Society, and Master Gardeners of Island County.
cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2010
10:38 AM

Post #7667202

Not sure if Master Gardener club qualifies, but that is what I'm in and have been since 1998.

DG is wonderful though and a true asset to my gardening -- the people and the information. You rock, Dave.
Hillbilly_Gran
Jasper, AR
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2010
6:57 PM

Post #7668261

I belong to the American Begonia Society, and the Cactus and Succulent Society of America
philomel
Castelnau RB Pyrenée
France
(Zone 8a)


March 31, 2010
3:03 AM

Post #7668748

I wanted to click on too many answers!
DG is great, and I also belong to the Royal Horticultural Society, Hardy Plant Soc., Alpine Garden Soc., and a great local society here in France "il faut cultiver notre jardin".
They all have lots to offer and different kinds of information.
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2010
5:11 AM

Post #7668864

I am new in this area and looking for a local garden club I can join. Excellent way to do what I enjoy and meet others with the same interest as mine.
nigelia23
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

March 31, 2010
8:32 AM

Post #7669268

Dave's is truly the best!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 31, 2010
9:09 AM

Post #7669336

Dave's of course!!! I also belong to the American Hemerocallis Society and also Southeast Michigan Daylily Society.
dalmatian_fan87
Cascade, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 31, 2010
5:58 PM

Post #7670535

Gotta be daves for me! Ive found out more about plants on here than anywhere else...and just LOOOVVVEEE the plant/seed trading thing we do here! Not to mention all the experienced people here who can help anyone out with nearly any plant issue

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


March 31, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #7670538

I belong to way too many plant clubs... gotta start paring some away (both local, national and international).
herbalbetty
Middleburgh, NY

April 1, 2010
4:09 AM

Post #7671333

I forgot to mention I'm also part of the United Plant Savers and our gardens are a certified Botanical Sanctuary.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2010
9:10 AM

Post #7671937

I recently joined the Wisconsin Hosta Society. I've only been to one meeting, but they seem like a friendly and knowledgeable group so far. :)

http://www.wihostasociety.com/

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2010
9:26 AM

Post #7671975

I am a member for sometime at DG but also a member of the Fort Worth Botanical Garden Society. It has a receproical benefits at other gardens all over the world. This allows us entrance at no charge to other gardens and discounts at their gift shops too. Plus we get early entry into plant sales and discounts also.
But DG is the reason I began gardening for butterflies, so it is definately the best.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 1, 2010
10:42 AM

Post #7672122

Well, it looks like I voted with the majority! At one time I belonged to our local African Violet club but have never joined any others and currently DG is the only place I get and share information on plants. DG is The BEST garden club around!

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phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2010
10:56 AM

Post #7672157

OMG! What a gorgeous photo Lin! Break out the drool bucket!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 1, 2010
3:42 PM

Post #7672695

Thanks! A few weeks ago I was in Wal-Mart and they had packages of Iris bulbs, 3 to a package for $5, so I grabbed a couple of packs. I didn't expect much but was surprised when they sprouted quickly. I bought some Pink ones too and they are just barely peeking from the ground!
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

April 1, 2010
4:07 PM

Post #7672759

Can't wait to see the pink ones!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 1, 2010
4:16 PM

Post #7672766

Dutch iris bulbs? Sold that way as 'bulbs' it will be interesting to see if they are bearded iris which are not usually sold that way.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 1, 2010
4:32 PM

Post #7672800

IrisMA: I don't know a thing about Irises, I just bought them because the photo on front of the packages looked pretty! ^_^ One is a Dutch Iris and the other Bearded Iris. The Iris in the above photo is called Dutch Iris "Miss Saigon". I saved the package fronts. There were 18 of those to a package. The pink one that is just beginning to peek out is Bearded Iris 'Cherub's Smile' and there were only 3 clumps in that package. I just went out and took a picture of the packages:

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 1, 2010
5:51 PM

Post #7673029

OK Cherub's Smile looks like a Tall Bearded. Not sure if that one will bloom this yr. I don't know too much about growing dutch irises.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 1, 2010
7:17 PM

Post #7673234

LOL, I don't know anything about growing any irises! I just read the insert and it says the Cherub's Smile will grow to 24"-36" tall! Gee, I had no idea they would get so tall ... I wonder if they will need supports?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 1, 2010
8:17 PM

Post #7673342

Support depends on the particular cultivar. some need support & some don't. If you live in a high wind area, yes. difficult to grow the bearded irises in your zone--good luck.
TroubleX2
Montgomery, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2010
3:58 AM

Post #7673662

Are we VOTING on Iris?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 2, 2010
4:12 AM

Post #7673679

Nope just talking about them. Happens!
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 2, 2010
7:07 AM

Post #7673990

Thanks for your input IrisMA.

Sorry TroubleX2 ... I didn't mean to hijack this thread with Iris talk.
flowrgirl1
Winston-Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 2, 2010
8:26 AM

Post #7674193

I'm a member of the Tall Bearded Iris Society also. Forgot about that one.
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

April 2, 2010
8:27 AM

Post #7674196

rotflol!
figaro52
Oak Lawn, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2010
10:37 AM

Post #7674429

Speaking of Iris, I joined H.I.P.S. last year. I plan to join the AIS and (for daylilies) the AHS.
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

April 2, 2010
3:19 PM

Post #7675017

Oh gosh, I am such a joiner - but I learn a little bit from each and that makes them worth it.
American Horticultural Society
Charleston Horticultural Society
American Camellia Society
Southeastern Camellia Society
Riverbanks Botanical Garden
Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association
Midlands Master Gardeners Association
IceTiger
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2010
10:02 PM

Post #7678410

I might try joining a garden club or society, especially a local one where I could exchange plants without having to mail them.

However, I didn't vote because I certainly didn't want to say I have "no interest" in joining one, but I'm not sure I would "love" to join one.

Machikoneko

Machikoneko
Hometown, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2010
5:11 AM

Post #7678721

I belong to the International Sansevieria Society.
SusieR
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 4, 2010
7:24 PM

Post #7680182

Dave's is my favorite but I just became a Master Gardener. Yeah!!! I'm actually an intern until my 60 hours of volunteer time are fulfilled...

I want to join our local garden club as well as the local daylily and iris groups. I just joined the American Rose Society. I don't want to join too many groups because I don't want to spend my life in meetings. I have too much to do!! :)

I do love learning from everyone here and one thing that the MG training has taught me is that I really don't know a whole lot at all!
newtsma
Caistor
United Kingdom

April 4, 2010
11:46 PM

Post #7680600

I belong to several of the local garden clubs here and also the Plant Heritage NCCPG as well as the RHS.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 5, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #7681306

I voted for the last choice - Dave's Garden, because it IS the best. But also, there was no choice for a state or provincial organization. I belong to the Ottawa Horticultural Society and also to the Ontario Hosta Society.
chucki
Anchorage, AK
(Zone 3b)

April 8, 2010
10:09 AM

Post #7689462

DG and the local Master Gardener Club.

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