Monday, August 18, 2008
Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee
I have spoken many times of the Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee (PPS) and want to share it with my readers again. This is a really super organization! I do wish it was a bit closer to me here in the Clarksville area, but really I don't mind the drive to Nashville once a month (especially when I carpool with a great gardening friend). This month's meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19th at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker is Carol Reese from western Tennessee. If you have never heard Carol speak you are in for a treat! She is so funny the audience loves her all the time.
The meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm, but refreshments are served at 6:30 pm in the Massey Auditorium at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. At each meeting there is usually a plant swap. People bring extra plants and share with others. You do not need to bring plants of your own, this plant swap does not work that way, it is a first come, first served type deal. I do warn you though, be sure you know what you are receiving. Most plants that are easy giveaways are plants that are vigorous and spread rampantly so you may not want them. But there are tons of great plants here. I have personally received: Sweet Autumn Clematis, colombines, the 'Fairy' rose, 4 O'Clocks and many more, just check it out before you plant.
The above pictures shows 'Tardiva' hydrangea comingling nicely with 'Goldsturm'. I love good pairings and this picture came out nicely. Both flowers would make any member of PPS happy since they are both perennial! Here is a link to the PPS-check it out!
in the garden....looking forward to a great PPS meeting this month with lots of good fellowship with other passionate gardeners. Gail, DP, Mother Nature, and Dave-see you all soon!