Sunday, January 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum
JANUARY PLANT FORUM
For current HSM members only. Free, but you must register in advance. Please reply to email address below.
Tropical Foliage Plants: The Answer to Hot, Humid Summer Gardens
Forget about succulents. If you’re searching for plants that will add exciting accents to your struggling summer garden, last right up through the first hard freeze and make you look like a horticultural rock star, look no farther than Tropicals. Marianne will focus on spectacular examples that are easy to grow, easily overwinter and have your garden visitors pulling out their cameras before they’ve even left the car.
Marianne Willburn is a garden columnist, author and Master Gardener with more than 20 years experience gardening in places as diverse as Southern California, England and the Mid-Atlantic. She is a California native, but has lived on the East Coast for over 15 years.
Change of speaker:
JOHN T. FITZPATRICK, Ph.D.
Among the ancient ornamental plants of Europe, pinks stand out for their fragrant flowers and handsome pale blue-green mounds of foliage. Members of the genus Dianthus and primarily derived from D. plumarius, the grass pink, they include a wide range of colors, both double and single. Fitzpatrick will show some of his favorites, discuss tips for their cultivation and tell where they may be purchased.
John T. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. is an adjunct faculty member in the landscape horticulture program at Morgan State University and past president of the Horticultural Society of Maryland.
Caudiciform Form Plants: “Fat Plants”
A caudex of a plant is a stem, but the term is also used to mean a rootstock and particularly a basal stem structure from which new growth arises. Some examples of this include palms, ferns, and cycads. Caudiciform plants can store water and survive many months without rain in hot, arid desert regions. This ingenious adaptation is well developed in the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae). Caudiciforms include some of the most remarkable and truly bizarre plants on earth.
Michael Rosendale studied horticulture at CCBC and went on to become a well-loved professor there, imparting his love of plants to many lucky local gardeners. He is a very well-regarded horticulturist, working to care for and develop some of the area’s most prominent gardens.
Register soon as attendance is limited.
Registration and questions – Email email@example.com or call 410-821-5561.