Arisaema dracontium (green dragon, dragon root)
Arisaema dracontium 
(green dragon, dragon root)

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Adirondack Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society

Meeting follow-ups

April 16, 2005 - Lee Nelson on Heaths and Heathers.

March 19, 2005 - Robin Bell on trilliums.  See Awed by Trilliums.

February 19, 2005 - "All You Ever Really Wanted to Know About Concrete." Ken Hover, professor in Cornell University's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  For a synopsis and tips, see Concrete for Troughs:  It's not that hard.

September 18, 2004 - William Mathis, owner of The Wild Orchid Company, spoke on "Gardening with Hardy Terrestrial Orchids -- Indoors and Out."  Mathis's Doylestown, Pa.-based company sells terrestrial orchids from North America, Europe and Asia that are hardy in southeastern Pennsylvania. Genera include Cyrpripedium (lady slippers), Dactylorihiza, Pogonia, Spiranthes, Habnaria, and Bletilla

April 17, 2004 - Carlo Balistrieri, Curator of the Rock Garden at NYBG spoke on his favorite plants.  (At least the ones that were his favorites as of mid-April.  They are subject to change on a daily basis.)

March 20, 2004 - Alan McMurtrie of the Ontario Chapter presented a program on his breeding work with Reticulata Iris. Check out his website at  For more pictures and information on Reticulata iris, see NARGS Plant of the Month (March 1997) and Good Rock Garden Plants, or search  

February 21, 2004 - Robin Bell showed slides of his visit to Frank Cabot's Quebec garden, Les Quatre Vents.  (See also Cabot's book, The Greater Perfection.)  Also, Ellen Hornig, Seneca Hill Perennials, brought Cyclamen hederifolium and C. coum for sale. See Seneca Hill or Cyclamen Society for more info on these plants.  

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