Archive for November, 2014

Annual Christmas Party

Saturday, December 6, 2014 (not Sun. the 7th)
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Botanical Room, Missouri Botanical Garden

The Hort Society will provide fried chicken and all members are asked to bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share.

Each person attending is asked to bring a wrapped gift for the gift exchange. We will play games, enjoy a delicious meal and enjoy some holiday festivities!

We hope to see you there!


Our party was well attended and as usual the food was wonderful. Karen provided the entertainment. Her game was so much fun! We also had a gift exchange with “Rob your Neighbor”. The Hort Society provided prizes, goodie bags, gift cards, and attendance prizes. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this such a great party! Everyone had a great time!

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November Meeting 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Missouri Room
Missouri Botanical Garden

We will be discussing flowers, vegetable gardens, bulbs and anything else you planted or wanted to plant this year. We will also discuss the Christmas Party and we have the stepping stones available for those wishing to make one. If you were at the last meeting you are welcome to make another.
Let’s share our growing knowledge! Did you try something new or did you stick to your old favorites? Do you mostly have perennials or did you plant annuals also? Did you have a vegetable garden? I know some of you have, how was your harvest? Are you planting bulbs this year? If so which kind? Do you have any special tips for planting or maintaining your bulbs? Do you want to try something new next year? Are you catalog shopping now? If you have any interesting catalogs or photos you would like to share please bring them to our meeting. This is a great time to learn from each other what worked and didn’t work in our yards.

The days are getting shorter and cooler now. Enjoy the rest of Fall and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


We had leftover supplies for the stepping stones so those that were unable to attend last month’s meeting made their stones at this meeting. This month’s stones were abstract in design. It’s amazing how everyone basically did the same thing but all of the stones turned out very different. They all look wonderful!!

We also discussed our gardens and plans to improve them next year. Gay brought several catalogs she uses. Hopefully we all gained a little knowledge for next year.

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October Meeting 2014:

Sunday, October 19, 2014
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Botanical Room, MBG

For our first meeting this fall we are going to decorate stepping stones. We will be using cut pieces of stained glass. If anyone has an extra pair of nippers for cutting glass into smaller pieces please bring them. Also if you would like to embellish your stone with other items please feel free to bring them along with your creative ideas.

If time allows we will take a walk through the Garden when we finish our stepping stones. The Garden should be especially beautiful this time of year!

October News: Hypertufa Planters

The Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society has graciously invited our members to attend their meeting this Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00 at the MBG.


Such a talented group! Our stepping stone project turned out great. I think everyone had a good time and each stone was a true original! A small group attended the Hypertufa Planter demonstration. It was wonderful!This would be a terrific spring activity.

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