A couple of February programs at the NY Botanical Garden caught my eye.
Saturday is “Shade Gardening Saturday,” with six courses over the course of the day. Topics include deer-resistant plants for shade, shady herb gardens, containers for shade and blooming shrubs for shade. Here’s a link with the full rundown.
Speaking of shade, Ruth Rogers Clausen is giving a talk on shade gardening at 10 am Tuesday, Feb 12 as part of the Home Gardening Lecture Series sponsored by the Cornell master gardeners. This one is at The Osborn in Rye.
I wrote a post last month about the series. I’ve heard Ruth speak — she’s excellent. And I’ve seen her lovely garden in Thornwood — tons of shade.
Also at NYBG this month:
“Landscaping with Native Plants” on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Topics include “Patterns and Processes of Our Regional Landscapes,” “Native Plants in Context” and “Creating More Self-Reliant Landscapes.” Same link as above will get you more info.
Speaking of natives, the Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College is gearing up for its annual plant sale. The pre-sale plant list is now out. Here’s a link for more info.