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The Takoma Horticultural Club Open Garden Series
Arleen & Ian Seed’s Open Garden
Topography is key in Arleen’s garden, which is on the very edge of the Piedmont – just steps away from the mini-falls on Colesville Road. This hilly 1.5
acre garden has a variety of microclimates comprising an enclosed vegetable garden, two orchards, a rockery, a working compost operation, and a great lawn
flanked by mixed borders. Over 100 tropical plants overwinter in her greenhouse and are ‘planted’ out in spring where they happily enjoy there summer holidays
nestled amongst natives and other plantings. Most of the plants in the garden are started in the greenhouse, which gets quite crowded around March each year.
Friday, June 22, 12 - 2 p.m. and 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
816 Burnt Mills Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901
When Arleen and Ian moved into this property 20 years ago, the garden was at its peak in spring, where blooming trees and bulbs showed off their colors.
Arleen has supplemented these with summer and fall blooming species to provide year-round interest and provide continuous food for wildlife. To round out
your garden visit, you are invited to visit Arleen’s art studio.
*SPECIAL EARLY HOURS: As a Master Gardener, Arleen will also open her garden from 12:00 to 2:00, as well as 5:30 to 7:30. Everyone is welcome either time! All of THC’s Open Gardens are free and open to the public.
Parking: Parking is not prohibited along narrow Burnt Mills Avenue. It is suggested that you park along Hoyle Avenue and walk up the steep driveway (there is room for about 5 cars at the top of the driveway – so if you need disabled parking, please come right up). Alternatively, there is a large car-park for a church on the corner of Burnt Mills Avenue and Lockwood Drive, and this can accommodate a whole group.
Carpooling is always recommended.
Questionable weather: If weather is questionable, check the Hort List or call 301-593-9812 / 202-413-7604.
Name Tags: Help the club save money – bring your name tag.
June Open Garden Schedule
June 1: Steve Branch & Wade Kness
June 8: Rani Parker & Louise Howells
June 15: Deidre Rye
June 22: Arleen Seed
June 29: Carole Galati
All Open Gardens are Friday evenings 5:30-7:30 pm
NOTE: Details will be posted on Hort List or
email Carole at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Takoma Horticultural Club Presents
Successful and Sustainable Gardening in a Changing Climate
Climate change is our new reality. Increasing temperatures have led to longer, warmer winters and hotter summers. Spring now comes earlier, impacting plants and the species with which they interact. Warmer winters have increased the overwintering survival of many herbivores, weeds and diseases and have also led to range expansion in key insect pests. Night temperatures are increasing faster than daytime ones, affecting chill hours and many aspects of plant growth. These diverse effects of climate change have significant impacts on gardens and home landscapes. Learning some strategies for adapting to climate change and adopting climate-friendly gardening strategies will both improve gardening success and act to reduce future climate change.
Dr. Janet Young, Master Gardener
Wednesday, June 20 from 7:30-9:00 pm
7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park
Please bring a snack to share, wear a recycled name tag and ask a friend to join you.
This event is free and open to the public.
You are welcome to join or renew your membership by bringing a $12 check. Membership forms can be found on our website: www.takomahort.org/membership
at the Takoma Park 4th of July Parade
RSVP needed by June 20
Takoma Hort Club members, family, and friends are invited to march as part of the club's unit in the Takoma Park Independence Day Parade.
We’ll march as a big, pink flock of Yard Flamingos, spreading the word about our club and the love of gardening in a light-hearted, fun way.
THC Parade Unit Participants are invited to a potluck at Barbara Karpas’ lovely home and garden immediately after the parade finishes. Please
bring a dish to share (or drop it off pre-parade).
RSVP to Kathy Jentz, Laserblast@aol.com by June 20 so we can purchase the right number of costumes and props.
The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park
and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s
County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests
and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. Our
THC Calendar of Events includes lectures, two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners,
an Open Garden series, workshops, lectures, special garden-related trips.
Although many of our events are open to the public, more than
half are for members only. And for $12, you can’t go wrong! Join us and
increase your gardening pleasure!
The THC email list is open to all and is used to exchange information about gardening.
You do not have to belong to the club to join in our email conversation!
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