Saturday Oct 1, 2022
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Harwich Community Center
Andy Brand, Coast of Maine Botanical Garden Director of Horticulture
Fall Color in New England Coastal Gardens
New England and fall color go hand in hand—a tapestry of hues can be found around every corner. Most notably, of course, is the foliage of the trees as they transition to their brilliant autumn attire. But our gardens can be equally spectacular as the temperatures begin to cool. Andy will share some of the many plants to include in our gardens to add dramatic colors and textures before the gardening season ends. Plants with flashy fruit, dazzling foliage, and some late-season flowers will be highlighted.
Breakout Sessions (can pick 2):
Gardening at the Edge of the Zone Donelle Denery Master Gardener
Donelle will be discussing plants in the landscape which either don't grow in other areas of New England or are tropical in nature. The program places special emphasis on fragrant plants.
Ornamental Grasses for Cape Cod: A Practical Guide Will Clark Master Gardener
Ornamental grasses are particularly appropriate for Cape Cod where marshes and salt meadows are such important parts of the environment. In the thirty plus years that Will has been gardening professionally, they have gone from trendy novelties, to overused cliches, to respected elements of the plant pallet. Now the focus is on avoiding invasives and transitioning to more native varieties. Will Clark will share what he’s learned about choosing, using, and caring for these valuable additions to our gardens.
The Joy of Winter Sowing David Vissoe Master Gardener
David Vissoe, Master gardener and project leader of the Kettle Pond Native Plant Garden in Charlestown RI will discuss practical methods of the process of collecting, cleaning, sowing, and repotting native seedlings to mature plants. From this presentation you will be able to winter sow your own Native Plant seeds and produce as few or as many plants wanted successfully. Therefore, helping to add to the much-needed contiguous pollinator pathways in our landscapes.
My Favorite Garden Tools and their Maintenance Priscilla Husband Garden Advisor
Keeping our tools in good condition is healthy for the garden but also extends the value of our investments. A quality tool makes our gardening easier and more enjoyable. A conversation about cleaning, sharpening, and repairing our tools.