2011 Laurin Wheeler Program Series
Flower, Garden and Nature Society of NWAR
January 15 Round-table discussion. Bring favorite garden tool for show
and tell and be prepared to share what works for you in your
February 19 Karyn Zaremba-Culver, owner of Bean Mountain Farms and Herbal
Simplicity, will present a hands-on program, “I’ve Grown These
Beautiful Herbs, Now What Do I Do With Them?”, featuring how to
make herbal sugars, vinegars and oils.
March 19 C. Colston Burrell, international lecturer, garden designer, award winning
author, naturalist and photographer. Books include: Hellebores: A
Comprehensive Guide, Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants, Rodale’s
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials, Perennial Combinations,
Perennials for Today’s Gardens and A Gardener’s Encyclopedia of
Wildflowers. His garden, Bird Hill, near Charlottesville, Virginia was featured
in the New York Times and other publications. “Native
Alternatives to Invasive Plants”
April 16 Dr. Gerald Klingaman, Director of Operations, Botanical Garden of the
Ozarks, “Hardy Ferns for Northwest Arkansas.”
May 21 Gail Pianalto, Washington County Master Gardener and co-founder of
Wa. Co. Junior Master Gardeners, has given talks at 4 national meetings
of the American Horticulture Society’s Children and Youth Gardening
Symposium. She will present as “Luna Lovegood on Moon Gardening,”
about how the garden doesn’t go to sleep at night.
As the day shift leaves, the night shift comes to work.
June 11 Through the Garden Gate tour at selected Northwest Arkansas gardens
July 16 Leigh Wilkerson, organic gardener and garden writer,
August 20 Tom Dillard, Director of Special Collections, UA Library,
“More than Hostas: Gardening in the Shade.”
September 17 Dr. Ashley Dowling, UA Entomology Department, “Ant lions, Tiger
Beetles and Lace Wings, Oh My!” The story on the “other” benefi-
cial insects that help us control garden pests.
October 15 Larry Lowman, former owner of very successful Ridgecrest Nursery
in Wynne, AR. “Native Success Stories by a Southern Nurseryman.”
November 19 Steve Sampers, president of NWA Master Naturalists, will give a
presentation on the “Master Naturalist Program and Training.”
Social time begins at 9:30 with the programs starting around 10:00 a.m. Contact: Lynn Rogers, 479-521-9090. Meet in
Student Center of NWAR Technical Institute, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd.,
(red light at Ford and Hwy 265) Springdale, AR. Meetings are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Japanese Iris (I. ensata) 'Strut and Flourish'