NEC Spring 2014 Meeting: June 21st!

Hello old friends and new members!

Time for a spring/summer meeting.

I’ve set us up for June 21st at the Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore MD. We’ll start about 9am and go until we can’t boo anymore (about 3pm).

Cylburn a unique gem in Northern Baltimore City, 250+ acres with 70 horticultural acres centered around a 1880’s stone mansion. With modern facilities, six glass greenhouses (which I manage for the City’s Horticuliture Division) and plantings of various bamboos; including a native species, Cylburn is a great meeting site.

Hopefully I will see all you members there, especially some Directors, and local promotion will get some new interest. We’ll talk about culture, care, splitting and crafting. There be an auction or rare plant sale too. Bring work gear because we’ll do some field work.

There is a Holiday Inn and a Radisson near by for accommodations. We’ll provide lunch, entertainment, and possibly cocktails.

For more info reply or call me, Scott at 410 960 6868
Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore MD 21209

In other news the national ABS conference has been moved from Oct. to Sept. 12-14th at Huntington Gardens outside of Los Angeles. But there as been some confusion in SoCal on this front so we are still waiting to hear the official outcome. I’ll let everyone know the news as soon as I hear it.

– Scott Ritchie, NEC President and NEC Chapter Rep

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