It's time to vote on our 2017 photo contest! Vote for your favorite photos of the year here!

Do you belong to a Garden Club or plant Society?

(Zone 7a)
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

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

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!

Fresno, CA(Zone 9a)

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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Nurmo, Finland(Zone 4b)

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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Middleburgh, NY

I belong to the Herb Society of America. I love herbs!

Winston-Salem, NC(Zone 7a)

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!

Kalama, WA(Zone 8b)

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.


Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

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!

Montgomery, TX(Zone 9a)

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.

Kannapolis, NC

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.

Northwest, MO(Zone 5a)

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.

South Hamilton, MA

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.

Land of OZ, CT(Zone 6a)

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.

Brooksville, FL(Zone 9a)

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.


Langley, WA(Zone 7b)

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.

Lula, GA(Zone 7b)

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.

Jasper, AR(Zone 7a)

I belong to the American Begonia Society, and the Cactus and Succulent Society of America

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

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.

Brunswick , GA(Zone 9a)

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.

Vancouver, BC(Zone 8b)

Dave's is truly the best!

Melvindale, MI(Zone 5a)

Dave's of course!!! I also belong to the American Hemerocallis Society and also Southeast Michigan Daylily Society.

Cascade, VA(Zone 7a)

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

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

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

Middleburgh, NY

I forgot to mention I'm also part of the United Plant Savers and our gardens are a certified Botanical Sanctuary.

Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

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. :)

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

(Zone 1)

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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Land of OZ, CT(Zone 6a)

OMG! What a gorgeous photo Lin! Break out the drool bucket!

(Zone 1)

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!

Land of OZ, CT(Zone 6a)

Can't wait to see the pink ones!

South Hamilton, MA

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.

(Zone 1)

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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South Hamilton, MA

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.

(Zone 1)

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?

South Hamilton, MA

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.

Montgomery, TX(Zone 9a)

Are we VOTING on Iris?

South Hamilton, MA

Nope just talking about them. Happens!

(Zone 1)

Thanks for your input IrisMA.

Sorry TroubleX2 ... I didn't mean to hijack this thread with Iris talk.

Winston-Salem, NC(Zone 7a)

I'm a member of the Tall Bearded Iris Society also. Forgot about that one.

Land of OZ, CT(Zone 6a)


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