Harshbarger Fall Meeting 12:00 – 4:00 Sunday, Oct 15th, 2017 Wickiup Hill Learning Center Speakers: Jay McWherter Topic: “HOSTA 101 …and more”
The hosta garden! Jay will talk about the history, size, colors, sun/shade requirements, soils, division & seed reproduction, moisture & fertilizer needs, compost & mulch, pests & diseases/ viruses. There will be lots of home garden photos with before & after garden shots. You will not want to miss this!
The potluck will precede the meeting beginning about 12:30. The program will follow.
We will furnish the meat/sandwiches, party potatoes, plates, silverware, napkins and beverages. Bring your favorite dish to share. There are outlets for your crockpots. This will be a fun afternoon for all.
Directions: Wickiup Hill Learning Center 10260 Morris Hills Road Toddville, IA
1. Take Blairsferry Rd. exit, turn west/left onto Blairsferry. 2. Continue straight – passing Sam’s for 5.9 miles. 3. Turn right on Horseshoe Lake Road and go 1.1 miles. 4. Turn left on Morris Hills road and go .6 miles. Part of the road will be unpaved. 5. Wickiup Hill Learning Center is on your right.
******************** GARDEN PARTY AT NOELRIDGE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THURSDAY, JULY 26th - 7:00 due to forecast of storm!
PLEASE COME JOIN US!!!
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Hello Harshbarger Members...and Friends,
Hope you're having a good summer and your hostas are lush and beautiful like the ones at our Noelridge Garden. With the exception of a few visits from Mr. Cutworm, it has been a good year for hostas so far.
In early 1987 a group of Iowa City hosta enthusiasts decided to meet to "talk" hostas and to "visit each other's gardens" and "to have fun doing so!". The group met again in September 1987 and then, with Gretchen Harshbarger's permission, officially became the Harshbarger Hosta Society in April 1988.
So....., this means we're 30 years old -- Happy Birthday to us !!! And what do you usually do when you turn the big 3-0 ? Have a PARTY !!!
We're going to celebrate with a get together at the Hosta Garden at Noelridge Park on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Our gathering will officially start at 7:00 p.m., but come early to walk through the Hosta Garden as well as some of the rest of Noelridge Gardens. The flower gardens have recently been planted and should be in their prime by the end of July.
We'll be serving ROOTBEER FLOATS and cupcakes, play a couple HostaGAMES (simple & voluntary) and have some drawings for PRIZES, including HOSTAS.
So, Bring a lawn chair and come on out. 'Czech Out' the new rock naming our garden and visit with hosta friends. Special Invitation to our New Members -- we hope you will be able to join us and get acquainted.
IMPORTANT: There is no cost for this event but we do ask that you RSVP. Please RSVP to this e-mail by NOON, TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 with the names of those who will be attending.
Directions: Noelridge Park is located at 4900 Council Street NE in Cedar Rapids. Going east on Collins Road exit from I-380, towards Rockwell and Lindale Mall, the park is located at the intersection of Collins Road & Council Street. Other landmarks on this corner include St Pius Catholic Church and Panera Bread.