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HVGA Class Offers Way to Explore Local Garden History & Homegrown Cut Flowers

  |   February 21, 2014  |  Comment

Hudson Valley Garden Association’s monthly Winter Lecture Series continues
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Shawangunk Town Hall in Wallkill, NY.

HVGA’s classes offer home gardeners an opportunity to learn from local horticulture professionals. Registration and full class descriptions can be found online at www.hvga.org.

Your Cutting Garden
Learn how to incorporate plants for cutting throughout your yard and gardens. Discover the best plants to grow throughout all the seasons along with tips and practical information including when to cut and how to store and condition flowers to use in your own arrangements. With Elissa Cimino, Flowers By Elissa. Fee: $20. 11am-12pm.

Perfect Peonies: Growing and Managing the Historic Collection at Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie
This class will explore local garden history as well as teach practical peony-growing information. Examine garden records left by the Young family documenting their expansive collection of peonies, discover how the plants have survived through division and replanting. Learn the “how-to’s” of growing perfect peonies in your own garden. With Susan MacAvery, Locust Grove horticulturist. Fee: $20. 2pm-3pm.

Other classes in the HVGA Winter Lecture Series include:
The Art of Soil Building – March 15th, Chester Senior Center

The Photographic Garden – April 12th,
A garden photography workshop with award-winning garden photographer Matthew Benson at his ornamental, organic farm in Newburgh.

Hudson Valley Garden Association, founded in October 2012 by local gardeners Laura Wilson and Rebecca Glembocki of Wallkill, NY, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring gardeners and promoting local garden resources in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

For more information and to sign up for Hudson Valley Garden Association’s free e-newsletter visit www.hvga.org.

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