|August 14, 2013|
|10:00 am||to||4:00 pm|
Sooner or later most gardeners fall in love with a blue poppy that would rather be in the Himalayas or a hybrid tea rose that looks great at the nursery but develops every disease in the book when planted. Choosing plants that “want” to grow where we plant them makes for more pleasure and less work. This class from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. is an exploration of the many adaptations plants have developed to survive various challenges, out-compete other plants, conserve moisture, and avoid being eaten.
We will investigate garden plants that are habitat generalists, as well as those that are adapted to specific, often difficult conditions. We’ll consider a diverse range of gardeners’ strategies for encouraging native and non-native plants to survive beautifully in their gardens. The class will include inspiring slides and plenty of time for discussion and questions, as well as observations outside in the gardens.
Karen Bussolini is a garden photographer and writer with six books and many magazine articles to her credit. She’s a well-traveled speaker and teacher who focuses increasingly on our relationship to the environment, a NOFA-accredited Organic Land Care Professional, and an eco-friendly garden coach.
Where: Bosarge Family Education Center
Price: $60 members, $80 nonmembers (pre-registration required)