Wednesday, October 22, 2008

‘The Forgotten Annuals….. what happened to growing plants from Seed?’

This blog is a great way to keep you informed of garden events! I will post events as they are scheduled and any special notices regarding events. Check out our website to see a complete listing of Garden Walks and educational seminars and workshops. Our monthly Garden Walks are a one hour walk through the garden with various experts discussing seasonal topics. And they are FREE to all, so join us! We also have great workshops and seminars coming up to keep you in that gardening spirit throughout the winter months.

To register for events, download a form from our website, send me an email or call me 540-231-5970.

Information on the most recently scheduled seminar is below. We can't wait for Janet to visit! She is full of energy and horticultural knowledge!

Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:00pm Location: Fralin Auditorium

Janet Draper, Horticulturist, Smithsonian Institution, will give an entertaining presentation on “The Forgotten Annuals” which will remind us that annuals are wonderful and easy plants to include in our garden and encourage us to rethink how we can incorporate these amazing beauties in our landscapes. Ms. Draper earned a degree in Horticulture from Purdue University and went on to several internships including Mt. Cuba Center for Native Piedmont Plants in Newark, Delaware; Staudengartnerei Grafin von Stein-Zeppelin (Perennial Nursery of Countess von Stein), Laufen, Germany; and Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, England. Ms. Draper has been a horticulturist with the Smithsonian Institution for the past eleven years and is currently in charge of the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

Hope you can join us!


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