In a well-rounded garden you will find diverse plants: native and exotic, woody and herbaceous, temperate and tropical. Through these lectures, accomplished plant breeders, explorers, and horticulturists introduce you to their favorite plants, providing something for every garden niche.
To register or for more information, call 800.322.NYBG (6924)
March 13, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Organic Is Beautiful, and Safe
Paul Tukey is the publisher of People, Places, & Plants magazine and well known to millions of Americans through his popular gardening program of the same name on HGTV. In 2006, the American Horticultural Society named him the winner of its annual Horticultural Communication Award. As the author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual, Paul is well qualified to show you how to go organic. He’ll discuss why you should go organic and how you can start. Many are intrigued by an organic landscape but are intimidated by the idea of giving up old methods. Paul will guide you through.
Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden
Karen Bussolini, co-author of Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden, is an award-winning photographer and nationally acclaimed speaker. In this superbly illustrated presentation she extols not only the beauty of these distinctive plants, but also their exceptional characteristics and uses in the garden. Many of these plants are drought and heat tolerant, as well as fragrant. Based on practical experience and considerable research, Karen suggests a wide range of silver plants for various growing conditions and in winning combinations.
All lectures take place in the Arthur and Janet Ross Lecture Hall. The fee for each day of the series is $28 for Botanical Garden members and $31 for non-members.