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Lectures Outline Best Ways To Care For The Garden

Green Spring Gardens gazeboWinter may keep you out of the garden but there is no better time to learn best practices, using water wisely or choosing the right plants for your garden. Green Spring Gardens features informative and entertaining programs including these two in January.

Importance of the Drip
On Sunday, January 20, 2013 learn how using water adds immensely to a garden but managing it wisely can be a challenge. Joe Henderson, pond and creek gardener at Chanticleer, discusses the use of water from ponds to tiny water features, including how to handle excess water with rain gardens and thoughtful storm water management. This afternoon program is held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and is only $10 per person.

Layering the Garden
The following Sunday, on January 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. learn about designing for a layered garden. This lecture shows you how to recreate the majestic display of David Culp’s beloved Brandywine Cottage. It contains a basic lesson in layering—how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and tips on maintaining a layered garden. It culminates in a four season garden. A book signing will follow lecture. The cost is just $10 per person.

You can register for any of these programs at Partakes Online or by calling 703-222-4664. Green Spring Gardens offers something for everyone: a wooded stream valley with ponds, a naturalistic native plant garden, over 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse filled with tropicals, and a well-stocked horticultural reference library Visit at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria, VA.

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