July 1, 2013
9:00 amto12:00 pm

Please note: This class is full; however, Dr. Dirr will be the keynote speaker at our symposium, “Trees in Your New England Landscape,” on June 29. Please consider joining us for what promises to be a very enjoyable and interesting day.

According to award-winning woody plant expert Michael Dirr, “The art and science of plant propagation should be part of every gardener’s lexicon”. During this morning workshop, Dr. Dirr will lead you through hands-on propagation activities including seed collection and preparation, softwood and hardwood cuttings, along with demonstrations of grafting, budding, layering, stooling, and tissue culture. Come and share the joy of reproducing plants for your garden and for sharing with friends.  Handouts will be provided.

Dr. Dirr is retired professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia and the author of twelve books, including Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, the Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation, and the Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, the most widely used teaching and reference text in the United States.   He has received the prestigious Scott Medal and numerous other horticultural awards.  He has introduced more than 100 plants into cultivation and received the Inventor of the Year Award from the University of Georgia.  Currently, he and two partners own a plant breeding business, Plant Introductions, Inc., where propagation is practiced on a daily basis.

Where:        Bosarge Family Education Center
Price:           $60 members, $80 nonmembers (pre-registration required)

From Seed to Tree