Dividing your spring perennials – with ease and success! And all about growing Irises.

Our May 23rd, 2023 garden meet up will focus on your favourite spring flowers:

Irises & Dividing Spring Perennials

2 Guest Speakers will be Joining us for this May Gardens monthly meeting at the Longbranch Public Library:
Monika Meulman – Iris Steward at your Service
Suzanne Zacharczyk – Master Gardener 

Garden Meeting Details:

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Long branch Public Library

3500 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON  M8W 1N6

Irises – All about these stately, sturdy, colourful, spring plants.

Are they tubers? bulbs? roots? What are they? Why are they so popular?

Irises have enjoyed renowned fame since the late 1880s, when Vang Gogh chose them as his life study and painted the celebrated art piece: Irises, 1889
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 – 1890). Learn more about the origins of this art and its journey through art collections at the Getty Museum listing here.

light purple iris in our pollinator garden

Light lilac Irises in our Pollinator Path Garden. Come and see the garden through the seasons, as we grow our diversity and support pollinators all year long.

We received a #pollinateTO grant this year (2023) Our gardens are growing!

Dividing Perennials and Propagating with Success

Master Gardener, Suzanne Zacharczyk, will talk about dividing and propagating perennials, bulbs etc and answer your gardening questions.

When to divide? How to divide?
What plants thrive after division?
How is propagation different from division? What’s the difference?

Be Successful Key Points:

timing matters
plants need water more than you!
technique is important
clean tools save you!

Image Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/top-view-photo-of-gardening-tools-4503269/
dividing your spring perennials and propagating plants

Time your Perennial Division right!

Did you know that soil type, varietal of plant and the weather directly affect your success?

All your questions answered and as always: refreshments, seeds to exchange and maybe even some seedlings! Come join us.

spring and summer 'carpet' flowering perennials quickly overgrow their home. when to divide them? snow in summer
To divide or not divide… that is the burning question on the dedicated gardener’s mind!

Fun in the garden is the healthiest way to live.

Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration.
~Lou Erickson~

What do you get if you divide the circumference
of a pumpkin by its diameter?

Pumpkin pi.