May 13 – Designing with Hydrangeas and Their Relatives

Presenter: Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Public Horticulture at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 

Join Andrew Bunting as he explores the breadth of hydrangeas and their relatives and how they can be successfully used in the garden.  Andrew will cover many species and the cultivars including Hydrangea serrata, H. arborescens, H. paniculata, H. quercifolia, H. aspera and many more including genera, Deinanthe and Schizophragma.  He will also show how they can be used is garden designs.  He will touch on cultural requirements such as the soil pH, pruning, etc.

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May 20 – Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children, Lola Bloom, Director of Food and Wellness, DC Bilingual Public Charter School
Presenter: Lola Bloom, Director of Food and Wellness, DC Bilingual Public Charter School 

Gardens can be a great place to cultivate a meaningful and fun learning experience for children. Lola Bloom, Director of Food and Wellness at the DC Bilingual Public Charter School will explain how gardening can offer children an opportunity to learn the life cycle process and how plants are grown and used. Gardening also teaches children about responsibility, caretaking, independence, and environmental awareness in a fun, engaging arena. Introducing children to gardening is a great way to increase their awareness of where food comes from and the importance of the environment in everyday life. 

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May 27 – Gardening for Hummingbirds

Presenter: Sarah Dickert

They flit! They zip! They hover! Blink, and you might miss them! Hummingbirds are one of the most exciting birds to see in the garden, but how do you get them to become a regular visitor in your garden? Horticulturist Sarah Dickert will discuss some of the key plants and garden features to attract these fun little birds. Be sure to join in so you can get your garden hummingbird ready for the summer.

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