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Plants that Pay Their Way

Oct. 1, 2022 11 a.m. to Noon

Berkshire Botanical Garden

CANCELED: Resources and time in the garden are limited, so choosing plants that offer more than one attractive feature is a smart strategy. ​​We will discuss the best plants for late and multi-season interest and their application in the landscape. Perennials and shrubs don't have to be done doing their job once their blooms have gone. We will explore perennials that have stunning seed heads, grasses that always offer interest and shrubs that provide berries after their blooms. 

Robert Clyde Anderson found his way to the Hudson Valley after a New York City career in illustration and book design. A native of Louisiana, he is a lifelong gardener and has designed and maintained gardens in nearby Columbia County as well as serving as right-hand man for eight years at the former Loomis Creek Nursery in Claverack, N.Y. From 2012 to 2017, Robert served as creative director for Pondside Nursery in Hudson, N.Y., where he helped launch the business and was the buyer for perennials, annuals, tropicals, and hard goods. He continues to serve as a client consultant and writes about plants and gardening on his personal blog, Sempervivum, at


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