Kathy’s Speaking Engagements

Every so often I get out and about. I’d love to meet you at one of the following events!


September 19 – I’ll be telling the Southern Hills Garden Club of LaFayette, NY all about Colchicums: Autumn’s Best-Kept Secret, at the LaFayette Community Center, 2508 US Route 11 (next to Dollar General), LaFayette, NY 13084 at 7pm. Free and open to the public.

September 30Colchicum Jochem Hof close upCome see one of the country’s largest collections of colchicums. Kathy Purdy invites you to view the colchicum collection in her garden on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm., rain or shine. Kathy has over 50 different kinds of these fall-blooming bulbs, many of which will be in bloom at the end of September. Each variety is labeled and attractively situated in the garden with companion plants. Visitors are welcome to bring their own lunch and enjoy it on the screened deck. Set your GPS to 565 Moran Rd., Oxford, NY 13830. For more information, call or text 607-843-7455 or email kopurdy@gmail.com.

October 6Hydrangea-cityline_rio_PW-ColorChoice-1000Join me at the Great Plants Symposium at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center in Sturbridge, MA, where I’ll show attendees how to Fight Cabin Fever with Your Garden. This exceptional symposium features dynamic lectures filled with inspirational plants and design ideas for creating exuberant, planet-friendly gardens. Gardeners of all ages and abilities will enjoy five informative lectures: Unique and Unusual Perennials for the Northeast; Ravishing Foliage Plants Steal the Show; Combat Cabin Fever with Your Garden – Tips, Techniques and Great Plants to Create a Winter Wonderland and Brighten Your World; The World of Roses and Hydrangeas; and A Thrifty Gardener’s Guide to Luxurious Gardens. The symposium includes morning coffee and refreshments, a buffet lunch, handouts, door prizes, book signings, and a garden gift. $93 per person; $88 for Master Gardeners, members of Nursery and Landscape Associations, or Groups of 5 or more. For more information click here for details or call Kerry Ann Mendez at 207.502.7228.

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