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Mercer Garden Club July Meeting and Field Trip

This photo is of our leader Connie at last months meeting at Altmans Hosta Garden. 
Altmans Gardens are impossible to capture the beauty and scale of these gardens.  The many shades of green in the shade are breathtaking and relaxing to view.

Our July 13 meeting will be at Joe Nemmer's gardens on North Perry Highway.  We will meet at the church at 6:00pm to carpool. We visited Joe's garden on June14, 2010.  Joe maintains "grow gardens not show gardens".  He is a breeder of rare and unusual Lilys and is active in  the North American Lily Society,  To learn more about NALS check the web page  Several of our members volunteered to help Joe in 2010 at The International Lily Show and Conference held in Mars PA.  It was a wonderful experience. You can go to Mercer Garden Club Blog, archives June 2010 and see pictures of his garden.  I am sure we will see changes. His water features were just completed before our last visit. The trees and other plants will have settled in and grown a lot in 5 years.   Joe also presented us with a wonderful program on growing  Lilys in 2009 and many of us planted unusual Lily bulbs from Joe.  

Lily from my garden last summer.  Several of my Lilys were damaged by frost so no bloom on this one this year. I plant a dozen new bulbs and am anxious to see which ones will bloom this year.