Kerry’s Webinar and My Talk

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Inspired Designs Webinar by Kerry Mendez

Just a quick reminder to sign up for Kerry Mendez’ webinar: Inspired Design Lessons Learned from Magnificent Gardens in England, Canada and the United States. She’s presenting it on January 26 at 2pm Eastern time, but you don’t have to be present at that time. If you are registered, you can download the video later and watch it at your convenience. Read my blog post for more info or click here to register. Disclosure: if you click to Kerry’s site from this blog post or the sidebar ad and register for the webinar, I will receive a small commission.

Colchicums: Autumn’s Best-Kept Secret

I’ll be speaking at the Hamilton College Arboretum on January 21, 2017 on Colchicums: Autumn’s Best-Kept Secret, starting at 10am. Longtime readers of this blog know what colchicums are. The rest of you are thinking Colchi-what? If you’ve never heard of colchicums before, you’ll be running to your catalogs to order some after hearing my talk. These under-used hardy bulbs bring bright color to the fall garden. I’ll tell you all you need to know to grow them successfully, including the best varieties for various garden situations and ideal plants to partner with them. I’ll even let you know my sources for the rarest and scarcest. If you don’t yet grow colchicums, it’s time you were in on the secret!

Details on this and all my other speaking engagements can be found here. I’d love it if you stopped by and said hi after any of my talks.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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