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Check out our latest newsletter and 2017 Calendar of events!

The Takoma Horticultural Club Presents

THC's Annual Bulb Sale
Sunday, October 1, 10:00am to 5:00pm
at the TP Street Festival

The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) is participating once again in the annual Takoma Park Street Festival by hosting a booth (near Carroll and Tulip) where you can find all your spring bulbs. This is the club's only fundraiser for the year, so please come out, and bring your neighbors and friends! Rain or shine! (We have a tent, and bulbs don't mind getting wet.) Bulbs make great gifts, and extras can be bought for easy indoor forcing to brighten those grey winter days.

The festival is on Sunday, October 1, from 10am-5pm, and will have live bands on three stages, over 200 artists and crafters, community groups, food vendors, and much more.

Members of the Takoma Horticultural Club get a 10% discount on all bulb purchases. You are welcome to renew or join the club at the Fair.

See you at the THC Bulb Sale Booth at the TP Street Festival with cash or checks. (Sorry, the THC cannot accept credit cards.)

Don't forget your reusable tote bags!

Directions and details at: www.mainstreettakoma.org/featured-events/takoma-park-festival/

List of Bulbs for Sale

Alliums: Miami, Schubertii, Nectaroscordum (A. silicum), Bubble Blend
Blends: Dark Side of the Moon, Lovely Lingerie, Narcissus/Tulip White Wonders, Spanish Flare
Camasia: escuelenta, leichtilini, quamash " Blue Melody"
Crocus: Crocus Specie Blend, Orange Monarch
Hyaciths: Delft Blue, Pink Frosting
Iris, botanical: Katharine Hodgkin
Iris, Dutch: Dutch blend
Muscari: ameniacum, aucheri White Magic, macrocarpum Golden Fragrance
Daffodils Blends: Fragrant blend, Narcissus Halo blend, Pink blend
Daffodils cyclamineus: Jetfire
Daffodils Double: Double blend
Daffodils Paperwhites: Chinese Sacred Lily, Inbal
Daffodils specialty: Tete a Tete
Daffodils Tazetta: Fragrant Minnow
Daffodils Triandus: Tresamble
Daffodils Trumpet: Dutch Master
Tulips Blend: Apricots and Peach, Plum Pudding
Tulips Darwin hybrid: Cherry Delight
Tulips Double Early: Peach Melba
Tulips Double Late: Black Hero
Tulips Fosteriana: Red Emperor (Madame Lefeber)
Tulips greigii: Toronto
Tulips Kaufmanniana: Mixed Peacock
Tulips Lily Flowering: Purple Dream
Tulips Multiflowering: Night Club
Tulips Single Late: Blushing Girl
Tulips Specialty: The Woodland Tulip
Tulips Virdiflora: Spring Fever blend



THC MEMBERS-ONLY* Fall Plant Exchange
Sunday, October 15, 1:00 to 3:00pm

Heffner Park, 42 Oswego Ave. For Members Only!

The Fall Plant Exchange is Sunday, October 15, at Heffner Park, 42 Oswego Ave. The actual exchange starts at 1:30, so bring your labeled plants by 1:00 so we can make sure they are properly labeled, sort them and be ready to begin on time. The best labels include: Latin name, common name and plant requirements.

Since we each tell the group what we have brought, it speeds things up if you bring a list of your contributions… you can bring one plant or several. Pot up your plants now and keep them watered so they look good for the exchange. Make sure the plants you bring are not considered invasive, such as common orange daylilies or English ivy. Do some research (Google) if you are not sure.

No plants to exchange? No problem! You are welcome to bring finger food, snacks, beverages and garden related items, such as gardening books, tools, interesting clean pots, garden art, cuttings, seeds, etc. We never have enough chairs, so bring a folding chair if you can. It would also be helpful if you could bring a name tag, sunscreen, water, hat and containers for your bounty - smiles are optional but fun!

Here are the categories we use to organize the plants: Groundcovers, Grasses and Vines; House Plants/Tropicals; Perennials-Shade; Perennials-Sun; Trees/Shrubs; Annuals; Seeds/Bulbs/Cuttings; Vegetables/Herbs; Pond Plants and Miscellaneous Garden Items.



The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. Our THC Calendar of Events includes lectures, two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners, an Open Garden series, workshops, lectures, special garden-related trips. Although many of our events are open to the public, more than half are for members only. And for $12, you can’t go wrong! Join us and increase your gardening pleasure!

The THC email list is open to all and is used to exchange information about gardening. You do not have to belong to the club to join in our email conversation! To join, simply follow the instructions.


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