Join a study group taught by staff at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at the late summer/early fall perennials that go the distance in the autumn garden. The following week will investigate the important role that grasses play in the garden. The final class will focus on woody plants that brighten the late summer garden with beautiful fall foliage. The classes meet on three consecutive Wednesdays, September 11, 18 and 25. Classes can be attended as a series or individually. See September 11 listing for description of whole series.
Woody Plants of Merit with Great Fall Foliage – September 25
Consider shrubs and small trees that add structure, color and texture to the fall gardening season. Elisabeth Cary will take students on a comprehensive tour of woodies worth their weight in gold for their fabulous fall colors. Each selection will be discussed for garden-worthiness, growth habit, aesthetic consideration, siting, planting, cultivation and maintenance. Tips on how to integrate these beauties into the mixed border, woodland setting and as a focal point will be covered.
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.