Lectures

Thinking Outside the Box - Using Excellent Plants in Creative Ways - CANCELED

On Saturday April 18, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am

CANCELED

Adam Wheeler, Horticulture Manager at Broken Arrow Nursery will open our third season of Barn Talks with Thinking Outside the Box – Using Excellent Plants in Creative Ways. In this illustrated talk Adam will focus primarily on trees, shrubs and conifers and the ways gardeners can use these plants with a unique approach. He will showcase some of the unique varieties and cultivars available to gardeners – many of which may be new to you – as well as talking about creative ways to utilize more familiar species. This lecture will include insight into the development of unique plants, the use of foliage color and texture and ways to create unexpected accent through the use of pruning and training techniques.

Following the lecture there will be a pop-up plant sale.

HHG Members $25

Non-Members $35

ELED

On Saturday April 25, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am

CANCELED

For many years the selection of Hydrangeas was limited to a few species.  Today, hydrangea breeding has exploded with hundreds of new hybrids, all with specific pruning and site requirements.  By understanding these requirements, you will learn how to select hydrangea and make creative use of this quintessential New England shrub in your garden. Barbara Pierson, Nursery Manager at White Flower Farm, will share new information on the major species available on the market and help you simplify the process of selecting the right hydrangea. You will leave knowing how to get the best flowering and growth from both new and old varieties and Barb will answer the question “Why won’t my Hydrangea bloom?”

A pop-up plant sale will follow the lecture.

HHG Members $25

Non-members $35

Boxwood - Best Management Practices

On Saturday May 2, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Boxwood is one of the best-selling plants in the industry, but it can be difficult to grow. In this illustrated talk, Andrea Filippone and Eric “T’ Fleisher, principals of F2 Design, will help you choose the right cultivar and the right location. They will share best management practices to help in growing a strong resilient Boxwood without the use of fertilizers or chemicals. You will learn how to prevent, identify and remove Boxwood Blight and the Boxwood Tree Moth. Let us take the time to understand this beautiful plant so that it can continue to grow well into the future.

Andrea Filippone is a landscape designer and partner for AJF Design and  F2 Environmental Design, bringing together the finest elements of design with ecologically sound scientific practice. Ms. Filippone, a Watson Fellow, and a former instructor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, has spent most of her career working in architecture and interior design. Eric “T” Fleisher is principal of F2 Environmental Design. A national leader in the field of sustainable horticulture, soils, and ecological restoration, Fleisher has developed a wide range of sustainable land stewardship projects including Battery Park City and Harvard University.

HHG Members $25

Non-Members $35

The Story of a Garden - Creating Coltsfoot

On Saturday May 9, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Over the past sixteen years Juliet and John Hubbard have created an enchanting cottage garden around the colonial house that has in the Hubbard family for over 100 years. Local scenery frames a series of perennial and vegetable gardens which are formal in composition but softened by the informal planting of old-fashioned roses, peonies, irises and day lilies. Further creating a sense of abundance are the drifts of self-sowing flowers. Follow Juliet as she shares her story of designing, creating and gardening at Coltsfoot.

Juliet Hubbard trained in horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and went on to become Curator of their Native Plant Collection. In that position she lectured widely and wrote about wildflowers. Her garden has been on numerous garden tours and featured in magazines.

HHG Members $25

Non-Members $35

Non-Stop Plants - A Garden for 365 Days

On Saturday May 23, 2020

Event Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Want to make a garden for all seasons? Margaret Roach loves looking out her windows 365 days a year—not just in “garden season.” Expressions commonly heard each September like “the season’s almost over” don’t sit well with her. She worked hard to make her place in the Hudson Valley a visual treat every day of the year, not just May to September.In this talk, you’ll meet the plants and the philosophy that make it happen, delivered with a dose of “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.”

 

Margaret Roach began her journalism career at the New York Times and Newsday before being hired by Martha Stewart as her first garden editor. She became head of the Internet-Direct Commerce division and then EVP/Editorial Director of MSLO’s magazines, books and internet. In 2008 she moved full time to her garden in upstate New York. Margaret created awaytogarden.com, reflecting her passion for plants, authored And I Shall Have Some Peace There and The Backyard Parables, and the revamped A Way to Garden. She shares her passion in lectures and webinars and on her award-winning public-radio show and podcast, also called A Way to Garden

HHG Members $25

Non-Members $35