February at HAH

The February 2018 HAH Newsletter

is here   HAH February 2018 NL

Saturday, February 3rd

HAH Roundtable – 10am- Noon

· Native plant gardens, rain gardens, rain barrels
· Vicki Bustamante of Provenance Natives will be joining us to lend her expertise with native plants
· Speakers from The Peconic Estuary Program will talk about their homeowners’ rebates.
· Questions from the floor.
Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you. Pamela Harwood, Program Chair

Free and open to all.  John LoGerfo Library located in the Bridgehampton Community House, entrance School Street side of the building.


Sunday, February 11th at 2pm

HAH Monthly Lecture: Rick Bogusch

Herb Blends & Spice Mixes: How to Make Them & How to Use Them

The use of herbs and spices has a long history, longer than you might imagine. The earliest ancient Egyptians enjoyed anise, caraway, cardamom and mustard and the Goths showed their love of black pepper – still the most valuable and traded spice today – when they demanded three thousand pounds of peppercorns, along with gold and silver, not to sack Rome.
In our February lecture, Rick Bogusch, will explore the history and horticulture of herbs and spices and examine spice mixes from around the world and their ingredients. There will be handouts with recipes, as well as spice mix samples. A reception featuring recipes utilizing herbs and spices will follow and take place in the main auditorium upstairs instead of in the John LoGerfo Library.
Rick Bogusch has degrees in botany and landscape architecture and has gardened since he was a young teenager. He worked for Cornell University for 20 years as a landscape architect for the Cornell Botanical Garden. After that he worked as an estate gardener in Columbia County, NY. For the past 10 years he has worked for Peconic Land Trust as the Manager of Bridge Gardens and for the past 4 years he has proudly served on the Board of the Horticultural Alliance. His love and knowledge of plants extends from the extensive herb and vegetable gardens at Bridge Gardens right into the kitchen where he avidly uses what he grows.

Members free; Not yet members $10. Main Hall of the Bridgehampton Community House.

The HAH Seed Exchange Program     

Prior to the Sunday Lecture

If you bring donations of plant seed packets (preferably your own, labeled with variety),you will receive another package for free.  If you do not have any of your own seeds to donate, you can purchase packages for $2.00 each.  Information for starting seeds indoors and outdoors will be available.

Saturday, February 17th

HAH Book Review Group – 11am- Noon

The reviewers and the books they have read are as follows:

  • Lydia Wallis: Elements of Garden Design, Joe Eck
  • Carol Spencer:  The Gardens of Winterthur in All Seasons, Harold Bruce
  • Jane Iselin:  Long Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them, Cynthia Zaitsevsky

Come join in for a stimulating discussion of words on horticulture.  The moderator is Carolyn Gemake

Free and open to all.  John LoGerfo Library located in the Bridgehampton Community House, entrance School Street side of the building.


Save the Dates:

Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th HAH Preview Party and Garden Fair