Rock Garden Quarterly Spring 2012 - (Page 182)

Mid-October is prime time for fall foliage color in Pennsylvania’s deciduous forest. NARGS 2012 WINTER STUDY WEEKEND PITTSBURGH, PA Come to NARGS 2012 Eastern Winter Study Weekend Enjoy Nature at its finest by taking one of the 3 field trips offered as part of the weekend events. These trips include: Autumn in the GARDEN - A Time for Troughs - 1. McConnell’s Mills State Park - a rocky gorge created by Slippery Rock Creek includes a restored mill. Site of 2 endangered species – Laurentian Bladder Fern (Cystopteris laurentiana) and Harbinger of Spring (Erigenia bulbosa). Hiking these trails is considered light to moderate. 2. Jennings Blazing Star Prairie – a relic prairie from when Pennsylvania was all prairies over 10,000 years ago. Site of largest native stand of Blazing star gayfeather (Liatris spicata), large stands of native Asters and other fall blooming composites. 3. Pittsburgh Phipps Conservatory and Botanical October 12-14 Garden and National Aviary 2012 Rock Garden – the trip will go through areas of lovely fall forest and the tour of the nationally renown Phipps Conservatory (second or third largest in the world depending on how space is calculated) is spectacular. The fall chrysanthemum show will be in full regalia and the tour will include visiting the newly renovated Allegheny Chapter rock garden at the National Aviary. Also in the weekend program will be speakers, workshops, vendors, trough show, plant auction, raffle and other events. ContaCts: Len Lehman (Chair) 362 Vermont Ave. Clairton, PA 15025 412-233-5902 Karen Schmidt (registrar) 111 N. Benbrook Road Butler, PA 16001 724-679-3818 182 Rock Garden Quarterly Vol. 70 (2)

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rock Garden Quarterly Spring 2012

Geoffrey Charlesworth Writing Prize
2011 Photo Contest Winners
2012 Photo Contest Announcement
Seven Unheralded Axioms of Rock Gardening
Rock Gardening from Scratch: Vegetative Propagation - Understanding Cuttings
Newfoundland's Southern Limestone Barrens
William J. Dress, 1918-2011
DNA and the Changing Names of Plants ... and Making Sense of the Dicots
Jennings Prairie
Carl Gehenio, 1922-2011
Rock Gardening Roots
Plants that Dazzled me in 2011
Phipps Conservatory
Rock and Ink Struck into Flowers - A Response
Bulletin Board
2012 - Eastern Study Weekend: October, Pittsburgh - Registration form and details

Rock Garden Quarterly Spring 2012