Press release and photo from Martha Gellens at Wave Hill; Margery is a delightful and very smart lecturer:
Expert Plant Pathologist Margery L. Daughtry Addresses New and Re-emerging Diseases at Wave Hill’s February 19 Horticultural Lecture
Wave Hill’s annual horticultural lecture series, hosted by Wave Hill’s Friends of Horticulture Committee, is devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. The second lecture of the series is provided by Margery L. Daughtrey, expert plant pathologist and Senior Extension Associate with Cornell University’s Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology.
There are suddenly several new and re-emerging diseases that are very relevant to gardeners in the NYC area. With challenges like impatiens downy mildew, boxwood blight and rose rosette virus—plus new rusts and powdery mildews—what’s a plant lover to do? Margery Daughtrey covers the myths and facts about these big garden issues, and prepares you to guard the plants you love.
WHEN February 19, 2014, 6PM
TOPIC Dreadful Diseases Dangling Over Old Faithful Ornamentals
WHERE New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street in Manhattan
PRICE $20 Wave Hill Member or Student/ $25 General.
Purchase online at www.wavehill.org by calling 718.549.3200 x220
Space is limited; reserve in advance. Unused series tickets returned prior to lectures will be given to students pursuing careers in horticulture.
Photo Credit: Robert J. Kent
A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.
Wave Hill, Inc. is an independent, non-profit cultural institution governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The buildings and grounds of Wave Hill are owned by the City of New York. With the assistance of the Bronx Borough President, and Bronx representatives in the City Council and State Legislature, Wave Hill’s operation is supported with public funds through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Grant Program administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the National Endowment of the Arts and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.