Our Next Meeting

Tuesday March 10, 2015 7:00 PM


Rock Gardening: 
Inspired by Nature

Presented by Arle Kruckeberg



Welcome Gardeners!      

Rock Gardening: Inspired by Nature
Presented by Arle Kruckeberg


On March 10th  HSSJ welcomes Arle Kruckeberg, chair of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society.  His program begins with a survey of the landscapes and floras that are inspirations for rock gardens, and the source of much of the plant material one finds in such gardens.  He will introduce some specific tips and techniques in rock gardening, including trough gardens, crevice gardens and the like.  Resources for the interested gardener will be offered as well.


About Our Speaker . . .

Arle Kruckeberg is chair of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, and is familiar with various aspects of design, installation (including plant choice), and care of rock gardens. His undergraduate degree was in Botany (University of British Columbia) and his master's was in Plant Physiology (UC Davis).  Mr. Kruckeberg’s father was a professor of Botany at the University of Washington in Seattle, with an active interest in horticulture. His mother started a small plant nursery at their home, featuring plants (included those suitable for rock gardening) that she propagated herself. Their garden has been acquired by the city of Shoreline, north of Seattle, as a public botanic garden (www.kruckeberg.org) and has become a popular local attraction; the nursery remains open through the efforts of a dedicated and resourceful staff. Mr. Kruckeberg has a personal interest in horticulture since his childhood, and took up rock gardening seriously after buying a townhouse with a rather small garden in Wilmington,  Delaware -- it seemed to be a suitable landscaping style to bring visual interest to his diminutive yard.




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