Join a study group at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at new and unusual spring and early summer perennials (January 15). The following week will investigate conifers for small garden settings (January 22). The final class will focus on garden-worthy summer and fall bulbs (January 29). The classes can be taken individually or as a series.
Wednesday, January 29: Beyond Lilies: Summer and Fall Bulbs
Often forgotten, the bulbs of summer make their appearance in July, August and beyond. This program will give gardeners a toolbox of color beyond lilies and will include late flowering Allium, Dahlia, Crocosmia, Gladiolus and more. This program will survey a wide variety of selections with a focus on the unusual.
Elisabeth Cary is the Director of Education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been gardening for over 25 years. She specializes in perennial, vegetable and mixed-border gardens.