Hollister House Garden presents Fall “Barn Talks” Lecture Series, starting this Saturday with “Putting Your Garden to Bed.”
This Saturday, September 18, Daryl Beyers, author of The New Gardener’s Handbook, returns to Hollister House Garden to share his expertise on what you can do this fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring. Learn techniques to improve soil quality, protect perennials and shrubs through the winter, provide winter habitat for beneficial insects, and manage all those fallen leaves.
Saturday, September 25 – Solutions for Backyard Invasives
In our backyards invasive plant species alter the ecosystem by crowding out our native plants that support pollinators and birds. Christian Allyn, owner of Plant Solutions, will share solutions to help us identify and remove these unwanted troublesome invaders. He will make suggestions for replacement plants to use after eliminating these invaders.
Saturday, October 2nd – Enhancing Your Garden with Spring Bulbs
From snowdrops to alliums, spring bulbs can enliven your garden, adding interest and splashes of color while taking little room. In this illustrated lecture Page Dickey, garden writer, lecturer, and designer, will show and describe a succession of bulbs, some well-loved, others little known, to consider and successfully plant.
Saturday, October 9th – The New Heirloom Garden
Get a head start planning next years’ garden and take home fresh ideas for designing your kitchen garden. Discover what vegetables to grow for the best flavor and what flowers are best for old-fashioned fragrance and why it is important to save seeds. Ellen Ecker Ogden, author of The New Heirloom Garden will discuss the wide diversity of heirloom plants that you can grow to enhance your edible landscape.
Barn Talks are held on Saturday mornings from 10-11:30 am in the renovated 18th Century barn at Hollister House Garden. Reservations can be made online at www.hollisterhousegarden.org/lectures. HHG members $25, Non-members $35
Hollister House Garden is a non-profit corporation and a Preservation Partner of the Garden Conservancy, whose mission is to identify and preserve important private gardens across America for the education and enjoyment of the public. In 2010 Hollister House achieved its prestigious listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The property has also been named a Town Landmark Site by the Town of Washington.