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.

In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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