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Guest Speakers - Past and Future

2016

JANUARY - "Orchids" - Kim Fedderson

FEBRUARY - "Worm Farms " - Gavin Ciccia of Jersey Worms (cancelled due to weather)

MARCH - "Shade Gardens" - Amy Ziffer (Joint meeting with Bergen County MGs)

APRIL- "Laying Out Your Vegetable Garden for Success" - Allison Hosford

MAY - "Worm Farms" - Gavin Ciccia of Jersey Worms

JUNE- Tour of Laurelwood

JULY/AUGUST- No Meeting

SEPTEMBER- "Garden Successes and Failures"

OCTOBER- “Grow Beautiful Chrysanthemums” - Wing Pavlosky

NOVEMBER- "From Great Estates to Public Gardens" - Bill Moran (Handout PDF)

DECEMBER - No meeting

2015

JANUARY - "Mushroom Mania" - Dorothy Smullen (cancelled due to weather)

FEBRUARY - "Ornamental Grasses" - Bill Kolvek

MARCH - "Rain Barrels" - Amy Rowe

APRIL- "Mushroom Mania" - Dorothy Smullen

MAY - "Water Container Gardens" - Sandy Zenkel Instructions Plant List

JUNE- "50 Black Plants for Your Garden" - Dr. Lesley Parness

JULY/AUGUST- No Meeting

SEPTEMBER- "Gardening Successes and Failures"

OCTOBER- "Monarch Butterflies in Peril" - Kathy Sauerborn

NOVEMBER- "Trees in Bloom" - Edith Wallace

DECEMBER - No meeting

2014

JANUARY - "French Gardens" - Marta McDowell

FEBRUARY - "Proper Pruning Techniques" - Borst Landscaping

MARCH - "Invasive Species" - Melissa Almendinger & MGAPC annual awards (cancelled due to weather)

APRIL - "The Natural History of Spring Wildflowers: A Closer Look" - Carol Gracie

MAY - "Plant Photography" - Nancy J. Ori

JUNE - "Identifying Invasive Species" - Melissa Almendinger

JULY/ AUGUST - NO MEETING

SEPTEMBER - "Planting Spring Bulbs" - Jack Systma

OCTOBER - "Moon Gardens" - Diane Allen

NOVEMBER - "Winter Sowing" - Diane Allen

DECEMBER -- NO MEETING

2013

JANUARY - "Color in Your Garden " - Dennis Hillerus

FEBRUARY - "Preventing Common Tree Mistakes" - Laura Roberts, Van Vleck House and Garden, Montclair

MARCH - "History of Presby Iris Garden, and the Care of Irises" - Linda Cirkus, Presby Iris Garden, Montclair & MGAPC annual awards

APRIL - "Creating a Community Garden" - Joanne Chack

MAY - "Deer Prevention" - Bob Malgieri, Borst Landscape and Design

JUNE - "Hydroponics" - Steve Mularoni, 77Hydro, West Caldwell

JULY/ AUGUST - NO MEETING

SEPTEMBER - "An Evening at Strawberry Blossom: Gardening Successes and Failures"

OCTOBER - "Rain Gardens" - Jon Feldman

NOVEMBER - "Landscape Transformed: Lost Stories of the NJ Meadowlands" - Katy Weidel

DECEMBER -- NO MEETING

2012

JANUARY - "SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING" - David Pilkington

FEBRUARY - "ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING" - Susan Cohan

MARCH - MGAPC ANNUAL AWARDS

APRIL - "TOPIC TK" -- Walter Perry, Perry's Florist

MAY - "OWNING AND RUNNING A NURSERY" -- Jodie Bross, Glen Wilde Nursery, Bloomingdale

JUNE - "NEW JERSEY BOTANICAL GARDEN " - Maja Britton

JULY/ AUGUST - NO MEETING

SEPTEMBER - "A NIGHT AT STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM"

OCTOBER - "WILD NEW JERSEY " - David Wheeler

NOVEMBER - "DEER PREVENTION " - Bob Malgieri, Borst Landscape and Design

DECEMBER -- NO MEETING

2011

JANUARY - "AFRICAN VIOLETS" - Emilia Rykowski

FEBRUARY - "AMPLEHARVEST" - Gary Oppenheimer

MARCH - MGAPC ANNUAL AWARDS

APRIL - "4H" - Marycarmen Kunicki

MAY - "BEEKEEPING" - Lynn Paglia

JUNE - "FERNS" - Nancy Bristow

JULY/ AUGUST - NO MEETING

SEPTEMBER - "A NIGHT AT STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM" -

OCTOBER - "PLANT STRESS" - Jan Yxu, Ramapo College Professor

NOVEMBER - "WAVEHILL GARDENS" - Laurel Rimmel

DECEMBER -- NO MEETING

2010

JANUARY -- "THEN AND NOW: A HUNT FOR HISTORIC GARDENS" - Marta McDowell

FEBRUARY - "GREENSCAPING: THINKING GREEN WITH SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES" - Katy Weidel - weather/canceled

MARCH - "ROCK GARDENS" - Michael Wilson, Ramapo College Professor

APRIL - "GARDEN STATE GARDENS CONSORTIUM" -- Ruth Hayden & Bonnie Joachim

MAY - "THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: INSECTS THAT ATTACK GARDEN PLANTS AND TREES" - Susan K. Gruben

JUNE - "GROW A ROW"

JULY/ AUGUST - NO MEETING

SEPTEMBER - "A NIGHT AT STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM"

OCTOBER - "GREEN ROOFING" - Greensulate

NOVEMBER - "INDOOR PLANTS" - Chris Raimondi

DECEMBER -- NO MEETING

2009

JANUARY - "TREES" - Edith Wallace, PH. D.

FEBRUARY - "PASSION OF PEONIES" - Kathleen Gagan

MARCH - "HEIRLOOM TOMATOES" - Peter Nitsche, Cooperative Extension of Morris County

APRIL - "LANDSCAPE BELOW THE GROUND" - Neil Hendrickson, PH. D.

MAY - "BONSAI" - George Lebolt

JUNE - "FLUTTERING FLOWERS: THE LIFE AND LIKES OF A BUTTERFLY" - Karen Richards of K & K Butterfly

JULY/ AUGUST - NO MEETING

SEPTEMBER - "MUSHROOMS" - Jim Barg - NJ Mucological Association (Rescheduled from Oct. 2008)

OCTOBER - "CITY GREEN: WHAT IS CITY GREEN?" - Jennifer Papa, Executive Director

NOVEMBER - "AN INTRODUCTION TO GESNERIADS" - Kathy Cichocki

DECEMBER -- NO MEETING

2008

JANUARY - "PLANT COLLECTING: ADVENTURES ALONG THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER" - Jessica Arcate, NYBG

FEBRUARY - "HOT NEW PRODUCTS, COLOR TRENDS, AND SERVICES FROM THE GREEN INDUSTRY" - Chris Rubino

MARCH - "ESSENTIALS OF COMPOSTING: GOOD FOR OUR GARDENERS, GOOD FOR THE EARTH" - Gray Russell

APRIL - "THE CASHEW FAMILY (ANACARDIACEAE), FRIEND AND FOE" - Susan K. Pell, PH.D, Brooklyn Botanical Garden

MAY - "CONTAINER GARDENING" - Bruce Crawford, Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University

JUNE - "LANDSCAPE DESIGN" - Wayne Cahilly, New York Botanical Garden

JULY/ AUGUST - NO MEETING

SEPTEMBER - "BACKYARD HABITAT FOR BIRDS" - J. Michael Pollock, NJ Audubon Society

OCTOBER - "MUSHROOMS" - Jim Barg - NJ Mucological Association- Weather/Canceled

NOVEMBER -"NATIVE PLANTS" - Kathy Salisbury, President of the Native Plant Society of NJ

DECEMBER -- NO MEETING

2007

JANUARY - "THE DIRT ON SOIL TESTING" - Brian Oleksak, Rutgers

FEBRUARY - " MONROVIA GROWERS: NEW PLANTS IN THE PIPELINE" - Chris Rubino

MARCH - "INSIDER'S GUIDE TO NEW JERSEY GARDENS" - authors Lucy Rosenfeld and Marina Harrison

APRIL - "A TREE LOVER'S GUIDE TO WHAT YOUR TREE IS TELLING YOU" - Christopher Roddick

MAY - "ORNAMENTAL GRASSES: ADDING SOUND AND MOTION TO YOUR GARDEN" - David Daehnke

JUNE - "HYDROPONIC GARDENING" - Marc Gussed, Director of the Closter Nature Center

JULY/ AUGUST - NO MEETING

SEPTEMBER - "NJ FRESH" - Ronald Good, Department of Agriculture

OCTOBER - "TOO MANY DEER OR TOO LITTLE LAND?" - Michael Van Clef, PH.D

NOVEMBER - "HORTICULTURE THERAPY" - Deb Carafello and Barbara Sanford

DECEMBER -- NO MEETING