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Succulent Love with Katherine Tracey, of Avant Gardens Nursery
11 AM slide lecture plus 1:30 PM container workshop JUNE 4
(two separate tickets; select one or both at checkout)
In conjunction with Garden Conservancy Open Day at Margaret Roach’s Copake Falls NY garden, plus daylong plant sale by Broken Arrow Nursery. Click to get details on visiting the garden and plant sale, open 10-4.
11 AM Lecture: Succulent Love
Practically carefree, with low water needs and available in amazing forms in nuanced colors that mix and match beautifully…that’s why succulents have been the rage in horticulture in recent years.
In this visually rich talk, longtime collector, nursery owner and garden designer Katherine Tracey will share some of her favorite ways of using both hardy and tender succulents in Northeastern gardens, including using them as ingredients in mixed planters, vertical gardens and lately as the subject of long-lasting cut material for floral.
Prepare to be astonished.
1:30-3:30 PM: Succulents Contained, Hands-On Workshop
Get creative with succulents in containers. Katherine Tracey of Avant Gardens will begin this hands-on workshop with a container-planting demo, and then it’s your turn:
Each person should bring a 12-inch-diameter container (shallow is good, in a neutral color). Katherine will bring an assortment of plants, at least 10 per person ($75 value).
NOTE: Workshop registrants will receive specific directions to the location of the afternoon event, in Copake Falls, NY. If fair weather, we will be able to work outdoors.
WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund if cancelled two weeks prior; within two weeks, we will attempt to fill your spot from the waitlist so we can refund your fee. If not, we'll credit you for another event this year....or you can pick up your 10+ plants in lieu of a credit.
LECTURE CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund if canceled within one week of event; after that, credit for another event will be issued.
When & Where
Margaret Roach and friends
Margaret Roach, former editorial director of Martha Stewart, has been writing about gardens for 25 years. She is the creator of the acclaimed A Way to Garden website, and the author of "A Way to Garden," "And I Shall Have Some Peace There," and "The Backyard Parables." Her garden in the Hudson Valley (NY)/Berkshires (MA) region has been open for Garden Conservancy Open Days for 20 years.