Our Horticulture Committee advises us on how to grow healthy plants and prepare plants for competition.
Our club grew several trees in honor of The Garden Club of America's Centennial and we planted them in Greenwood Cemetery on February 19, 2011.
Horticulture Committee meets at the home of Katie Breese to distribute seeds to conduct a trial to learn best practices of seed germination.
Easy Seed Project
Lee, Cheryl and Susan packaged hardy annual seeds for distribution to the horticulture committee. Members met at the home of Katie Breese to collect their seeds and enjoyed a walk through Katie’s garden. An added bonus was Katie’s neighbor opening her beautiful garden for viewing also! Seeds for cultivation are sweet pea, rocket larkspur, poppy and coreopsis. Information will be documented as to the date seeds were sown, weather conditions, date of germination and date of first bloom.
Susan Haltom provided Data Sheets on how to sow and grow these seeds. Click on the links below if you would like your own copy of these. (They will automatically download to your computer and you can open them with the Word program as they are Word Documents.)
Buy Bulbs at www.bloominbucks.com and Brent and Becky's Bulbs will make a donation to The Mississippi Museum of Art.
Click on DAFFODILS to downoad a pdf of this list of varieties that do well in our area.
Daffodils that do well in our area – according to Loyce McKenzie Spring 2011
Division 1 – Trumpet – 1 flower per stem, long cup/corona
Division 2 – Large Cup – 1 flower per stem, shorter cup, corona
Division 5 – Tirandrus – usually 2 or more pendent flowers to a stem, often with fruity fragrance
Division 6 – Cyclamineus – One flower to a stem, flower at acute angle to the stem, with a short neck.
Division 7 – Jonquilla – 1 to 5 flowers per stem, usually fragrant
Sweetness (Heirloom 1939)
Division 8 – Tazetta – 3 to 20 flowers per stem, leaves broad, fragrant
Division 11A – Collar Daffodils
Miniatures – flowers about 1” in diameter and about 6” tall
Jonquilla var. henriquesii