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“Shrubs, the New Perennial” with Lorraine Ballato
November 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Shrubs are the new garden accessory! Lorraine Ballato, horticulturist, garden writer, and speaker, will discuss how shrubs now come in small sizes, just right to take the place of perennials in your borders and gardens, with little maintenance.
Shrubs now come in sizes from 12″ to 24″, just the right size to take the place of perennials in your borders and gardens. They dazzle with their foliage and flowers and require almost no maintenance.
Lorraine Ballato is a professional horticulturist who shares her knowledge through lectures, social media, and magazines. You can find her contributions in Connecticut Gardener, Edible Nutmeg, Coast of Maine, and more. She has been an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden for more than 10 years and can be found on numerous gardening radio programs and podcasts.
Besides tending the Connecticut garden which Lorraine and her husband have created (including many plants under trial conditions), Lorraine’s organic home garden includes seasonal vegetables, her beloved hydrangeas and all manner of ornamentals, which have informed her writing, lectures, and radio guest spots.
When she is not in her own garden, Lorraine volunteers her time to the Fairfield County Master Gardener Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden in Bethel, CT. There, she works with a team of Master Gardeners and interns, teaching the public about growing vegetables organically. Their combined efforts result in annual food bank contributions of more than 1000 pounds.
Lorraine’s latest book is the best-selling Success With Hydrangeas, A Gardener’s Guide. Prior to that, she published Successful Self Watering Containers: Converting Your Favorite Container to a Self-Waterer.
The talk is free for members and $10 for non-members. After the event, you’ll receive a recorded copy of the talk. For more information or for non-members to register, click here.