The 2019 Chapter Events calendar. Please note that this information will be updated occasionally as we confirm events.
Saturday, October 12, RMCNARGS Symposium
9:30 am Social, coffee and tea provided
10:00 am Presentation from Mike Bone and Kevin Williams on their trip to Krygyzstan and Kazakhstan which included successful seed collection of new species to try in the Steppe Garden.
11:15 am Presentation from Nick Courtens, Curator of Plant Collections at the Betty Ford Alpine Garden in Vail, will discuss and show how seed from his 2018 trip to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan has fared in the new Central Asian garden he built. Click here to see Nicks bio.
12:30 pm Potluck lunch, then tour of the Steppe Garden
1:15 pm Presentation from Mike Kintgen as he recounts his visits to various botanic gardens with rock gardens in Northern central Europe and Canada. You will see some surprises and both massive and intimate stonework along with collections that will inspire and create plant lust. A few of these gardens are rarely mentioned but should be on your bucket list.
2: 30 pm Presentaion from Panayoti Kelaidis re trip to Georgian Caucasus region in 2018. Click here to see the beautiful document covering the collaborative effort. Primary participants along with Panayoti are Boyce Tankersley of the Chicago Botanic Garden and Peter Zale of Longwood Gardens and click here to open the plant list.
We encourage you to bring a dish to share for a pot luck lunch. We hope as many members as possible can come and learn about new plants soon to enter horticulture from Central Asia.
Saturday, November 2, Annual Banquet honoring Sally Boyson, Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003, 11 am - 3 pm, free this year to members
* Detail presented by Marcia Tatroe for the November 2 banquet -- Going Beyond Alpines – Expanding Your Plant Palette: Years ago I gave up trying to grow actual alpines and switched over most of my rock gardens to dryland plants. The reason? Dryland plants survived – alpines didn’t. Alpine plants can be notoriously difficult to please outside of their high mountain environs. This talk looks at growing easier-to-please alternatives adapted to our climate.