Southwest Garden Group


Southwest Garden Group

Members: 36
Latest Activity: Sep 5, 2021

For anyone interested in gardening, experienced or beginner. Meet occasionally to see another's garden, and share tips and a glass of iced tea. Or visit a place of interest.

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Magnolias, Highland Park

Started by Mark Sweetland. Last reply by Marian Boutet May 30, 2021. 1 Reply

Check out these photos from visit on 4/14.Continue

Magnificent Magnolias

Started by Mark Sweetland Apr 5, 2021. 0 Replies

Join us as we tour magnolias at Highland Park.  This will be on Wed. April 14th at 3 PM.  Meet across from the Lamberton Conservatory.We plan to walk the whole loop from there to the top and back to cars.  You can go as far as you want, or just see…Continue

Kenwood Community Garden

Started by Mark Sweetland. Last reply by Mark Sweetland Sep 16, 2017. 2 Replies

Here are some Sept. photos from the Kenwood Community Garden, co-sponsored by the SW Garden Group.…Continue


Started by Marian Boutet. Last reply by Mark Sweetland May 26, 2017. 4 Replies

Treat your Mom or Grandma to a unique Mother's Day outing this year. The Civil War era Rapids Cemetery is holding it's first Garlic Frolic…Continue

Tags: garlic, cemetery

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Comment by Laura Suda on September 5, 2021 at 12:03pm

Thank you for your responses Mark and Marcy. I guess I need to decide if I want the plant as an annual or try for an indoor perennial - out of reach of animal and human!

Comment by Mark Sweetland on September 4, 2021 at 1:02pm

Laura, I had a similar one, used as an outdoor annual.  No problems when planting or trimming.

Comment by Laura Suda on September 4, 2021 at 11:35am

Hello! My husband purchased this indoor plant (according to my info it is a Euphorbia Hypericifolia (Graceful Spurge) and its hardiness zones are 10-11. It also indicates that its sap and seeds are highly toxic and you should wear gloves when handling it.) Is anyone familiar with this plant? Is it as dangerous as it sounds? Any other precautions I need to take? Thank you for your help!


Comment by Jay Ross on June 6, 2018 at 6:41am

I've tried to find the details of the tour of two gardens June 16, 2018. And failed. Can't navigate this site. Suggestions?

Comment by John Boutet on November 26, 2017 at 2:36am

Here is an interesting video can brings real hope for our future:

Comment by Mark Sweetland on May 1, 2017 at 4:15am

National Naked Gardening Day May 6!  Please confine to your back yard, or wherever you want.

Comment by Mark Sweetland on October 11, 2016 at 2:44am

Here's a link to Ch. 8 coverage of the Kenwood Community Garden.  There was an on-air piece, but this photo is all that's left online:

Comment by Marian Boutet on October 5, 2016 at 1:27pm

Here's a feel-good story to brighten your day.  Members of the SouthWest Garden Group, John McMahon from our NSC office, Lowes, Kenwood Avenue residents, and kids from School 29 worked together over the summer to create this little oasis on what was an empty lot.

Comment by Laura Suda on August 9, 2016 at 7:52pm

I'm sorry I can't attend this year (a new job has me scrambling to rearrange my schedule) - don't miss this opportunity to see a really unusual beautiful garden in the heart of Rochester! You'll be pleasantly surprised and perhaps a little jealous!

Comment by Marcy Klein on August 9, 2016 at 11:17am

No need to RSVP, though I am glad to hear that a few will be coming! Looking forward to seeing everyone!


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