Looks like the Garden Education Center of Greenwich has three excellent talks scheduled for March. Go to gecgreenwich.org for more info and to register.
Shade Gardening with David Culp
2 LACES Credits
Wednesday, March 12th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
David Culp, author, plant hybridizer and gardener extraordinaire, returns to the GEC to share his knowledge of Shade Gardening with us. He will show us how to turn those tough shady spots in your garden into a cool, colorful and relaxing respite. Discover how David utilizes color, texture and plant size to achieve interest. Learn about the light, water and soil conditions required for a thriving Shade Garden. His recent book, The Layered Garden, will be available for purchase and inscription. Registration Required.
The Art & Science of Pruning
Saturday, March 15th
10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Nick Mancini will teach us how to achieve a desired shape by cutting and directing branches to maintain size, improve structural strength, increase air circulation, control diseases and augment plant longevity. Part of this class will be outdoors, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Plus Materials Fee.
Take Back Your Yard!
Using Edible Plants in Your Landscaping Wednesday, March 19th
Edible plants are the fastest growing segment of horticulture, but it is no longer just the usual rows of veggies and herbs. They are now part of the landscape, used as much for their ornamental attributes and visual interest, as their food value. Lloyd Traven, owner of Peacetree Farm, will look at ways to work this into ALL areas of your landscape. Come see some of the wonderful new plants, and get some tips on how you can be successful and eat well too.