The Inland Empire Gardeners meet the first Thursday of every month (except December or when the meeting night falls on a major holiday) at 6:30pm at CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley--across from the YMCA in Mirabeau Park. Club MeetingsMay 2017 Meeting
Daniel Mount is an estate gardener, garden writer, and member of editorial board of the “Bulletin.” He lives on a small farm in the Snoqualmie Valley. His presentation in May is going to be “The Story of the Tulip: Queen of the Spring Bulbs. The tantalizing tulip has been in cultivation for over 500 years. They have only increased in favor as they have become easier to propagate as the pages of bulb catalogues and the floral displays at grocery stores indicate. Still they are not without their challenges as garden plants. Are they merely annuals, or truly perennials? Are they worth the protective measure one must take against a myriad of predators? Is their big-but-brief show each spring a wise allocation of garden space? Daniel Mount has been growing tulips both in clients’ gardens and at home for over 20 years. He brings a wealth of experiential knowledge, as well as a little book learning to the subject. You will hear about the illustrious history of the tulip. You will learn about its natural habitats and growth habits. You will be inspired by photos from Daniel’s personal collection of species tulips and the colorful displays he has created for clients over the years. Be prepared to be dazzled.
“Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year, for gardening begins in January with the dream.” - Josephine Nuese
TIEG meetings are free and open to the public.
The Inland Empire Gardener’s newsletter is called “The Growing News” and is a national award-winning publication. It is published 11 times a year--with a combined November-December issue.
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Upcoming TIEG Meetings
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What’s Coming Up
1 Jun - Dan Heims - “Has Technology Saved Horticulture--What the Future Holds” - President, Terra Nova Nurseries, Portland, OR
6 Jul - Kathy Mendelson - "The Olmsteds in the Northwest: Exploring Their Legacy in Our Parks and Public Gardens" - Botanist horticultural historian, Seattle, WA
3 Aug - LaManda Joy - “Victory Gardens--Blast from the Past” - Author, Speaker, Food Gardening Evangelist, Chicago, IL
7 Sep - Rhonda Fleming Hayes - “Butterfly Gardens: More Than Just Pretty Flowers” - Writer, Master Gardener, Minneapolis, MI
5 Oct - Mary Ann Newcomer - “Pioneer Plants for the 21st Century Garden” - Dirt Diva, Boise, ID
2 Nov - Kirk Brown - “John Bartram--The King’s Gardener” - Horticulturist, World-recognized Botanist, Dramatist, Orefield, PA