Join a study group at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at new and unusual spring and early summer perennials (January 15). The following week will investigate conifers for small garden settings (January 22). The final class will focus on garden-worthy summer and fall bulbs (January 29). The classes can be taken individually or as a series at a reduced price.
Wednesday, January 15: Perennial Spring Uprising
Consider spring and early summer cutting-edge perennials with a focus on garden worthiness. Although this is a survey class, there will be ample coverage of specific plant genera, including Paeonia, Digitalis, Iris, Papaver and Primula, along with more unusual genera, including Acanthus, Baptisia and many more.
Elisabeth Cary is the Director of Education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been gardening for over 25 years. She specializes in perennial, vegetable and mixed-border gardens.