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The Genus Geranium: Hardy Cranesbills for Every Garden

February 16, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Not to be confused with the tender Pelargonium species, the hardy Cranesbills are a diverse group of plants in habitat, foliage and flower suited to practically every gardening situation. The medley of Cranesbills offers up a profusion of blooms in early summer while the fascinating foliage patterns, markings and fall color can provide three-season interest. As manager of the Countess von Zeppelin Nursery in Germany and Director of Horticulture at White Flower Farm, Mr. Herman cultivated over 30 species and cultivars of the genus Geranium. He will share his knowledge and provide advice on selecting and raising some of the best plants for New England gardens.

Robert Herman has over 25 years of experience as a professional horticulturist, almost 7 of which were spent in Europe as "Meister" for the Countess von Zeppelin Nursery in Germany. He served in the horticulture and education departments at the Missouri Botanical Garden; at White Flower Farm he was Director of Horticulture. From 1999-2007, he lead his own international consulting business, Uncommon Plants, specializing in perennials for gardens and green roofs.  

Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.

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Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.

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