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From the President, Ronald J. Smith

Is it just me, or has Winter lasted a very long time this year? I trust you were able to escape to a warmer place "to get away from it all"!

The Winter Garden Seminar held in early...

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Native Planting at the Dequindre Cut and Woodbridge St.

It's amazing to see how the native planting continues to survive these hot and dry days. Presently, these plants are blooming yellow cone flower, helianthis (native sun flower), Echinacea, liatris, thread leaf coreopsis, culverts root, bee balm...

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Meet-Ups

First Sunday of the Month - June through November

Please join Cheryl English of Detroit Garden Center for monthly meet-ups on Belle Isle and see first-hand how the native landscape evolves through the season.

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Dr. John H. Hartig,

2018 Annual Meeting Keynoter Biographical Sketch

Dr. John Hartig is currently a Fulbright Scholar serving as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Global Governance at Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario...

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"A Daily Journal" by Stella Heatley

Stella Heatley has graciously submitted her journal of our 2017 trip to Boston. I know everyone who traveled to Boston will be thrilled by how she captured every last detail of the trip.

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Leaf Casting Class

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Create a 10" x 12" rhubarb or hosta leaf casting for use in the home or garden. All supplies are provided. You will need to make arrangements to pick up your casting the next day. Class is limited to 10 participants, so register early.

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Potluck Picnic & Flower Pot Raffle

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Members and their guests are welcome to attend the Annual Potluck Picnic and Flower Pot Raffle on August 29th at the Tompkins Center, in Windmill Pointe Park located on Lake St Clair at the foot of Barrington Ave., first street in Grosse Pointe Park off of East Jefferson Ave. at the border of Detroit.

Please bring an entre' or dessert to share for your entrance fee. Beverages and dining utensils will be furnished. We are in need of items for the Raffle. Please call or email the Garden Center to RSVP and if you're bringing a Raffle item. All items must be in good condition. Event starts at 6 pm with dinner beginning at 6:15 pm.

Garden Tool Cleaning & Sharpening Class

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Pre-registration is required. Cleaning and sharpening materials and expert instructions will be provided. Bring hand tools, shovels, pruning tools. Dress accordingly!

Parking is available on Jefferson Ave. or in the gated parking lot, entrance is on Woodbridge St. just east of Orleans St. Someone will open the gate once you arrive.

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