Signs of Spring

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Gifts that Keep on Giving: Perennials


How many of us have heirloom plants from members, some of whom are no longer with us? You may be anticipating the re-emergence of Hanne Karlby’s Louisiana water iris or Asarum europeum, Marylinda Heffernan’s ostrich ferns or Mertensia virginica, Bobbie Smith’s Leucojem or Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’, Carol Papas’ Pulmonaria saccarata ‘Sissinghurst White’ or Hosta ‘Halcyon, Fritz Mitnick’s Grandma’s iris or Filipendula rubra or Ellen Romsaas’ Monarda this spring.


Dividing perennials keeps this tradition going, whether the plants are sent out into the community or shared within the club. Our Dirt Digger Day is the perfect time to learn this skill at the hands of experienced gardeners.


Check out these links for more information on dividing the treasures in your garden:


Master Gardeners Garden & Landscape Symposium

April 28 - 8 am to 4 pm

Shady Side Academy Senior School

423 Fox Chapel Rd.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238

Registration and Details:

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Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Frick Art Museum

March 17 to July 8, 2018

For more information:



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