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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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:
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?
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
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!
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.