Hardy Plant Society CT Chapter’s Spring Lecture Schedule

The Hardy Plant Society of New England-CT Chapter’s spring events include are now presented in person (and on Zoom) at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, 431 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT. Both the February and June lectures will be ZOOM ONLY. Meet for coffee/tea and goodies at 7:00, talk at 7:30.

February 22 ZOOM ONLY!
Dan Schuknecht: Fantastic Ferns and How to Grow Them
Dan Schuknecht is a horticulturist at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin, where he oversees the Thai Garden, Serenity Garden and Nursery. Ferns are an ancient plant lineage with many contemporary garden uses. We will discuss the biology and culture of this large and varied group and how to use and care for them in your garden. (Take a look at the video of the tour of the Thai Garden on the Olbrich BG site, https://www.olbrich.org).

March 18 – Soup Symposium is back!
Note that the Symposium will take place at The Wethersfield United Methodist Church, 150 Prospect Street, Wethersfield, CT(next to the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center) from 10am – 2:30pm.
Two Presentations by renowned speakers, hearty lunch included, vendors, and visit with your fellow gardeners in a warm inviting venue.

Tom Christopher (nationally recognized gardening author and editor): Growing Greener, Strategies from the experts for making your personal landscape healthier, more beautiful, more sustainable, and fun
Nancy DuBrule-Clemente (garden designer and founder of Natureworks Garden Center): Creating Colorful Gardens with Ecology in Mind
Fee: Non-members $50 before Feb 28th $55 thereafter
Members $45 before Feb 28th, $50 thereafter. Fee includes: speakers; potluck lunch of hearty homemade soups and breads; coffee and desserts; access to vendors.
And lunch provided by everyone! Contact: Janet Fisher (Hospitality Chair) by email [email protected] or call or text 860-989-6045 to coordinate food.

(A-M) April – TBA

(N-Z) May 24
Richard Howard: Daylilies
Rich Howard has given presentations at various venues around the country and Canada. Events have included National conventions, the mid-winter symposium in Tennessee, the Can-Am, and many clubs. You are forewarned (by Rich) that at some point(s) during the talk you will be seeing images

*June 28 ZOOM ONLY! Jonathan Lehrer: The Climate-Change Garden
Jonathan M. Lehrer, PhD is Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design at Farmingdale State College on Long Island. He teaches several courses in plant materials and holds a special interest in the dynamic nature of our plant palette in response to global climate change. Jonathan completed his graduate work at UConn and is pleased to address his Connecticut friends once again.

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