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Fall Gardening Saturday

Join us virtually on Saturday, October 10, for our Fall Gardening Saturday online series and take away a wealth of ideas for successful autumn gardening. Enjoy the whole day or register for individual sessions.

Putting Your Garden to Bed

9:30 am-10:30 am

Give yourself a head start on next year’s garden by taking care of it now! Kathy presents tips on how to protect perennials over winter, encourage sites for beneficial insects, and manage all those fallen leaves.

  • About the Instructor
    Kathy Salisbury is the director of the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University and owns her own horticulture education and communication consulting business Katsura Horticultural. A self-described plant nerd, it is Kathy’s goal to connect everyone to the plant world around them.

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Autumn is for Asters

11:15 am-12:15 pm

Ideal for garden beds, containers, or natural meadows, asters are versatile and easy-to-grow perennials. This large group of low-maintenance plants includes our native New York and New England asters, white wood aster, and varieties that do best in sun, shade, moist, or dry conditions.

  • About the Instructor
    Nancy Bell is the Education and Garden Coach Coordinator at Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin. She has Certificates of Merit in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from Longwood Gardens.

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Native Evergreens for Year-Round Interest

1 pm-2 pm

Evergreens form the “bones” of the garden and are an indispensable part of all home landscapes. Learn the overall size, cultural requirements, and ecological benefits of both broadleaf and needle-leaf evergreens that you should consider adding to your yard for year-round interest.

  • About the Instructor
    Duncan Himmelman, PhD, is the Education Manager at Mt. Cuba Center. He earned his doctorate in Ornamental Horticulture at Cornell University, taught college for 24 years, and has contributed to a number of horticultural publications. Duncan managed a 20-acre estate in Greenwich, CT and has designed landscapes for both private and public clients in New York City, Toronto, and Chicago.

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