Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum


Registration is limited to HSM members only.
Free, but you must register in advance.


Kelly Billings
Plants for small water gardens.

Kelly Billings is an industry consultant and author specializing in water gardening, with a focus on the effective use of plants and improving water quality.  A lifelong gardener and a Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturist, Kelly’s love of nature, her 32 years of experience in the industry, and passionate style will inform this discussion about water gardening in containers, which allows the incorporation of these special plants and the soothing presence of water into any garden.

Scott Carbone
Hydrangea paniculata (and more).

Scott Carbone is the manager of woody plant sales at Valley View Farms.  Scott studied horticulture at CCBC and at University of Maryland College Park and is an enthusiastic gardener.  Nothing says summer like a Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’, and Scott will share his passion for H. paniculata, and his insights about the best of the new cultivars of other hydrangea species.

Laura Beth Resnick

Laura Beth Resnick is the founder and owner of Butterbee Farm (, a 3 acre flower farm in Pikesville that supplies local flowers for weddings, floral designers and flower lovers all over Maryland and DC. Butterbee Farm has an all-flower CSA, and has numerous flower-filled events on the farm.  Laura Beth will be sharing her wisdom on dahlias–how to select tubers or plants that will be most successful in mid-Altantic gardens, and how to best grow, stake, harvest and store these floriferous plants.

Register soon as attendance is limited.
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