2006 – Spring Sale

The March 2006 meeting featured a special sale of both rare and commonplace plants raised by long-time member and mentor Dorothy Weitz, who recently gave up her collection. After the sale, Pam Schnebelen began her program on repotting with a brief tribute to Weitz, explaining that the poor condition of many plants resulted from Weitz’s failing health. Schnebelen and Mike Hellmann checked and stored the hundreds of plants before the sale. “It was a joy to try to resurrect them,” Schnebelen said. She advised members to repot all plants at least every five years, matching the new pots’ size and drainage to the plants’ culture needs. Schenebelen promoted double labeling, but warned against using “dirt” for soil or screens to cover pot drainage holes.

Images by David Wolfe