Expand your Gardening Knowledge at our 3-pt Series starting 10/1

2021 Can Be A Great Year in Your Garden! 3 Session Series to Expand your Gardening Knowledge Begins October 1st.
Had enough of this year and ready for 2021? Spending time on your garden this fall is a great way to plan for, anticipate, and most importantly, look forward to next year. On October 1st, the Wakefield Estate will launch a terrific 3-session zoom series that will help you build your gardening and expand your knowledge of horticulture. Prepare you to make changes and enhance your garden in ways that you can enjoy in 2021. These sessions will be presented by Arboretum Director Debbie Merriam at 5 pm on the first Thursday of the next three months and will be offered entirely online.
October 1, 5:00 via zoom: Common ground covers and beyond
This slide presentation explores the wonderful world of ground covers and highlights the some interesting varieties that are available in the trade. Many ground covers are drought tolerant, colorful, important for wildlife and make great substitutes for turf. Planting, spacing and general maintenance will also be discussed.
November 5, 5:00 via zoom: Plant combinations in the garden
The Wakefield has an interesting collection of woody plants. Many of them have been arranged in the landscape to highlight their unique features and show off combinations of fruit, bark, leaf shape and colors. This presentation will highlight some of these combinations and the decision making process that led to those combinations.
December 3, 5:00 via zoom: Conifers for the New England Landscape
Conifers come in all sizes, shapes and colors. The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is a certified Reference Garden for the American Conifer Society. This session will discuss the evolution of the the development of the conifer collection and how these incredible plants can add color and texture to the garden year round.
To register for any of these session, call 617-333-0924. The Wakefield Estate is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.
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