MY OLD FRIEND BOB HYLAND AND I are teaching together again next month, this time a Shade Gardening Workshop–including hands-on demonstrations as we start renovations on beds and borders here in my garden in the morning, and later at Loomis Creek Nursery nearby. The date: Saturday, September 11; the details (and registration information) below:
Made for the Shade Workshop
With A Way to Garden and Loomis Creek
Saturday, September 11, 8:30am-1 pm
RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 12
This hands-on workshop offers participants practical approaches for designing, planting and rejuvenating a shade border.
It’s been a challenging hot, dry summer in the Hudson Valley; fall is a great time for planting. Come learn and share with us. Light breakfast refreshments at Margaret’s is included, and gives us a chance to get acquainted and see what the group wants most from the day’s class so we can tailor our activities a bit.
The fee is $45/person, including breakfast. (Note: To simplify registration, we are using Eventbrite, which charges per ticket to process registrations. We have adjusted to get your total at checkout as close to $45 as possible. Important: The password of our event site is shadeclass. All directions and other details will be sent to you once you’ve registered.)
This half-day workshop starts at my place, where after our light breakfast together, we’ll start with demos here in the garden.
At both sites, we’ll be uprooting and dividing a range of shade perennials from well-known to rare; talking about design challenges and also the challenges of different kinds of shade (light, dry, high, dense, bright–what does it all mean?), planning for the incorporation of flowering bulbs that work well in shade, and more.
Our spring workshop was a sellout, and a hit–you can read about it here.
To register, visit the Eventbrite site for this workshop–again, the password is shadeclass. See you in the shade!