By Carol Stocker
This nursery has beautiful display gardens worth a visit in late June and July. The owners will be hosting a national tour from the Perennial Plant Association the first week of July and will then celebrate their 21st Summer Garden Festival the weekend of July 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
Saturday, July 14 Highlights:
* Ikebana Flower Design Installation - On-Going All Day
* Garden Talk on Plants that Bring the Sizzle to the Summer Garden
* Building the Herb Wall
* Herbs for the Herb Wall
* Garden Talk on The Daylilies Introduced by Tranquil Lake Nursery
Sunday, July 15 Highlights:
* Techniques for Sharpening & Maintaining Gardeinig Tools
(On-Going All Day)
* Garden Talk on Late Season Gems to Sustain the Garden
* Hypertufa How-To Workshop
* Planting the Hypertufa Container
* Garden Talk on Favorite Late Season Daylilies
Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth is also offering Thursday Evenings Garden Design Presentations at 6:30 p.m. this month. Cost is $20 per presentation. Light refreshments will be offered in the garden before each talk. After touring the gardens, co-owner Warren Leach will offer an hour long power point presentation indoors. Warren is a popular speaker at Garden Clubs and Horticultural organizations.
Topic June 14 Designing Towards Sustainable Gardens
A sustainable landscape is both visually pleasing as well as environmentally friendly. Leach will offer examples of how to balance sustainable planting designs with local climate and geological conditions and the cultural needs of plants. Take away tips for minimal maintenance and use of resources such as energy, water and time. Originally presented this past winter at Blithewold.
Topic June 21 Designing Edible Landscapes
The Edwardian kitchen garden sequestered behind walls is long gone. Enthusiastic gardeners with limited space and sun exposure unabashedly mix food production within the most ornamental of landscapes, even the front border. Leach will offer images and ideas for how the 'vegetable patch can be transformed, structured within raised beds, provide abundant production and be the focal point of the landscape. Originally presented this past winter at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
Topic June 28 Designing the Entry Garden
The garden space between the street, driveway, walkway and your front door offers an immediate and hopefully inviting first impression to any guest before they even step inside your home. Thomas Church, landscape designer and author of Gardens are for People wrote that "the psychology of arrival is more important than one thinks." "No matter how warm your hearth or how beautiful your view, the overall effect will be dimmed by irritations of an obstacle course of an entry." In this garden design presentation meet some plants and design ideas to improve the look of your entry. Originally presented this past winter at the Boston Flower & Garden Show.
"Gardening Practices to Support Biodiversity" is a lecture by Debi Hogan scheduled for June 19th at 6 p.m. at the Sippican Lands Trust Office, 345 Front Street, Marion, MA
"Turn your yard into a nature preserve teeming with exciting variety for life. Debi Hogan will show how she has changed her approach to gardening in a way that will attract balanced groups of butterflies along with other incredible lepidoptera and herbivorous insects. Your landscape will team with life and you'll be able to enjoy these key links in our local ecology. These critters will provide the food for birds, amphibian, reptiles and even mammals. Debi will offer an overview of these insects, showing what plants will attract and feed the adults while also providing food for the caterpillars. She will also suggest gardening practices that will encourage and support these important and beautiful insects. Please join us as we consider plantings around town and in our yards. Debi has a Masters Degree in Horticulture and gardens at Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth with husband Warren Leach."
For more information, contact: 508-748-3080 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 28th at 11 a.m. at the Green Briar Nature Center in Sandwich, as part of one of Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classrooms Summer Workshops on the Farm, Debi Hogan will offer a presentation on Gardening Practices that Support Biodiversity and Gardening for Butterflies. This one hour presentation is open to the public.Read More About Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom's Summer Workshops on the FarmRegister with the Green Briar Nature Center: 508-888-6870r email@example.com