HORTICULTURE


The GCA Horticulture Committee seeks to nurture the knowledge and love of gardening, to promote useful and valuable plants and to conserve those at risk. It supports GCA clubs in their efforts to educate their communities in responsible ways to plant, propagate, grow and show.

The Kanawha Garden Club Horticulture Committee is responsible for promoting the interest of members in gardening, the protection of trees & wildflowers, and civic improvement and beautification.  The committee is responsible for obtaining entries from club members for the Zone Meeting Flower Show.  workshops are scheduled throughout the year to stimulate interest in these projects.  This page will provide some of our favorite Horticulture links and an occasional blog post of workshops we think you may find easy to do in your home or with your garden club.

Propagation and Seed Share (P&SS) is a rapidly growing Horticulture Committee initiative that supports club propagation efforts, is educational, enables members of GCA cubs to share seeds with other members across the country, and to share their stories of how they propagate plants.  Kanawha Garden Club participates at the club, zone and national level  In addition we have a P&SS blog titled Sprouts.  Connect to Sprouts, scroll down to the bottom of one of the pages and enter your email address in the 'Follow by Email' window to receive updates as posted.

Pollinators in Peril is an additional focus area.  Join us by adding plants that support pollinators to your garden.  Inspire others to become involved.  Learn more about the plight of pollinators, view KGC's Pollinator Page.  Learn about our projects and learn how you can help join in a national effort.  
Horticulture Links

Native Plant Sites
Plant Native: Regional Plant List for MD, VA & WV
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center  A great native plant research source.  In addition visit 'Mr. Smarty Pants' page and submit your own questions.
Missouri Botanical Garden  A tremendous database of native plants.  In addition you may ask gardening questions by clicking on their 'Contact' page and submitting your question.
Seed Share Sites
Southern Exposure Seed Share
Native Seeds/SEARCH
Hudson Valley Seed Library

Invasives
WV Dirty Dozen From the WV DNR
Native Substitutes for Invasives:  From the United States National Arboretum Kick the Exotic Invasive Gardening Habit with Great Native Plant Alternatives
English Ivy Is Killing Our Trees: NPS 'Alien Plant Least Wanted List"

Propagation
Basic Plant Propogation: MSU Extension
 
Plant Societies
 
Deer Lists
WVU Agriculture Extension: Deer Resistant Ornamentals
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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