Lectures

By Landscape Designer Jacqueline M. Clark, Certified Horticulturalist/Owner GDBJ

Caring for your Perennial Garden – How a well thought out design effects all aspects of how much or how little maintenance your garden will require. Learn what to do and when to do it. We will cover preparation of planting beds, as well as, tools, plant choices based on cultural requirements, planting, dividing, deadheading, dead-leafing, cutback, Pruning, Pinching, thinning, etc.

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Curb Appeal: Ideas for making your home stand out – Learn through examples how you, the DIY’er, can implement your own curb appeal. Lean how to add pizzazz by pairing opposite plant combinations. We will briefly touch upon the elements of design: Scale, Form and Texture, Color, Line, Balance, Unity, Rhythm/Repetition, etc.

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New and exciting Annuals and how to use them: We’re all looking for something different to add to our gardens and containers. Jacqueline will introduce some of the newest offerings in 2018/2019 Learn how brighten spots with pops of color from flowers and foliage, as well as, create focal vignettes and welcoming entry gardens.

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New and exciting Perennials and how to use them: We’re all looking for something different to add to our gardens. Jacqueline will introduce some of the newest offerings in 2018/2019 for our zone 5 landscapes. Using both flower colors and continued interest with plant foliage, we will learn how to create focal vignettes, and discuss enhancing areas of our gardens.

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Perennials for Spring, Summer & Fall – Choosing perennials for interest in the spring, summer, and fall seasons is confusing, not to go unmentioned, knowing how to maintain each plant during the season/s. Lecture includes: Plant combinations: what works well with each other. What plants to deadhead for re-bloom, and those that can be cutback once they have been “knocked ugly”. When to plant, transplant and divide. Mulching. Also a little mention on Annuals and why use them to compliment perennial plantings.

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Putting the Garden to Sleep – Learn how to prepare gardens for the coming winter season including: what plants to cut back and what not to, mulching, soil amending, container and tool tips, and more. Also techniques for seed saving, division of plants that require fall transplanting, and bulb planting will be covered. Learn by doing and take home some seeds for next season’s garden.

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Tried and True Annuals and Perennials – Annuals add bright notes to the garden, the bling throughout the season, but only for one season. Perennials offer 2 or more years of return on your investment. We will focus on both annuals & perennial plants: blooms, textures & forms, as well as, performance and survivability. Well planned gardens are coordinated based on achieving color throughout the season: early, mid and late.  Annuals that hold their own for a complete planting season, and Perennials that return in our zone 5/4 are the tried and true that we will introduce or re-acquaint you with for successful planting in the 2020 season!

2020 LECTURE DATES/TIMES/VENUES ARE LISTED BELOW 

 

 

 

Jacqueline M. Clark is owner of a local landscape business Garden Designs by Jacqueline, LLC. , and has been gardening for over twenty years. She specializes in design, installation, and maintenance of all types of landscapes. For the last 15 years she has also been the host of the Ludlow Plant Swap bringing people and plants together for an hour or two of discussion and plant exchanges.

Lectures

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Putting the Garden to Sleep: Lists/Websites

Click Here to Find Out Which Plants to Cut Back in Fall
Click Here to Find Out Which Plants to Cut Back in Spring
Click Here for Recommended Websites
Click Here to Find Out Which Plants that Divide Best in Spring or Fall