NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN FOR JANUARY 1, 2005
LINCOLN HORTICULTURE CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
BY GEORGE EDGAR
Last week I
wrote about the Master Gardener classes as a way to learn more about
plants and trees and shrubs, etc. Another
way you can learn year around is to participate in one of the local
horticultural clubs or societies. There
are groups for just about any interest, including the African Violet
Society, Flower Arrangers Guild, Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society, Herbal
Society, Iris Society, Gladiola Society, Orchid Society, Nebraska
Nutgrowers Association, and the Rose Society. There are also groups for
those of us who have not specialized such as the Lincoln Garden Club,
Friends of Maxwell Arboretum, Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center,
Friends of UNL Garden, and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.
Some of the
Lincoln groups that meet on a regular basis are:
Meets at Culler
Middle School, 5201 Vine Street,
7:30 p.m. on
the second Monday of each month.
information contact Lynn Senkbeil, President for 2005,
Lincoln African Violet Society
Meets at Christ
United Methodist Church, 46th and A Streets
7:15 p.m., on
the second Tuesday of each month.
information contact B. J. Ohme at (402) 770-2925 or by e-mail at
Lincoln Rose Society
Meets at the
Antelope Park Shelter House (by the Auld Pavilion)
7:00 p.m. on
the third Monday of February, March, May, September, and
October. Other meeting sites are announced.
These are usually visits to
member yards or other rose gardens.
information contact Jane Frisch at (402) 488-0174 or by e-mail at
call Brendan Moore, President.
Lincoln Orchid Society
Meets at the
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 56th & South Street,
7:15 p.m. on
the last Wednesday of every month.
information contact Tim Janssen at (402) 476-3877 or by e-mail at
Lincoln Iris Society
Meets at the
Antelope Park Church of the Brethren, 3645 Sumner St.
6:30 p.m. on
the last Monday of each month.
information contact Dean Douglas, President.
Herbal Society, contact Bonnie Bake at (402) 476-1635;
Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society, contact Pat Underwood
at (402) 796-2191 in Malcolm, NE;
Lincoln Gladiola Society, contact Leroy Schlegel at (402)
Lincoln Flower Arrangers Guild may be reached by
also contacting Kay Smith at (402) 488-3081.
She can give you information
about when they meet and where.
Society has no Lincoln group
but the Omaha group is
active. Contact Jane Diesen at Landmark Gardens, Plattsmouth NE,
Frogge, Extension Associate at The University of Nebraska Cooperative
Extension in Lancaster County has written a very good NebFact Sheet on
“Local Horticulture Clubs and Societies” (023-02). Mary Jane lists
many local (Lincoln) groups and how to get in touch with them. This
publication was updated in 2002. This publication is available at the
Extension Office or on the internet by going to http://lancaster.unl.edu/factsheets/023.htm.
Schoneweis, Extension Coordinator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
has also written a very good NebFacts on “A Guide to Plant
Societies” (NF94-184). This was updated in September 2002. Susan has
also included the addresses and how to contact many national
organizations that do not have local chapters such as the “American
Hibiscus Society”, “The American Hydrangea Society”, “The
Bromeliad Society International, Inc.”, and “The Cactus and
Succulent Society of America”. She lists the address of the national
office and how to get in touch with the group. This publication is also
available on the internet at (http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/search”.
In the top box scroll down to Extension Publications. In the search box type in “Plant Societies” or
the #1 hobby in America. Birding is #2. Birding includes bird watching
and bird feeding. Many of us are involved in both.
Therefore, do not forget the birds, butterflies, and other
wildlife that come and decorate your garden. The Wachiska Audubon
Society meets monthly in the Auditorium in Dick Hall at Union College.
Their office is at 4547 Calvert Street.
For more information call them at (402) 486-4846.
NEW YEAR!!! MAY YOU HAVE A YEAR OF GOOD GARDENING WITH FEW RABBITS TO
EAT YOUR PLANTS, NO DISEASES TO TURN LEAVES YELLOW WITH BLACK SPOTS, AND
A MINIMUM OF BUGS EATING YOUR LEAVES.