March 22, 2017
Speaker: Kathy Purdy, winner of the Garden Writers Association Silver Award for excellence in blog writing, has been writing for over 13 years at <ColdClimateGardening.com>. She has written for Fine Gardening, Horticulture and The American Gardener. If you've never heard of colchicums before, you'll be running to your catalogs to order some after hearing our speaker. These under-used hardy bulbs bring color to the fall garden. Kathy will tell you all you need to know to grow them successfully, including the best varities for various garden situations and ideal plants to partner with them. She'll even let you know her sources for the rarest and scarcest. If you don't grow colchicums yet, it's time you were in on the secret!
Site: Trinity Lutheran Church
Chair: Wendy Blanchard
Hostesses: Lila Olson*, Mary Burkhardt, Bobbie Schneider