Snowdrops & More Lecture and Snowdrop Sale

March 15
1:00 - 3:00 pm
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Snowdrops & More Lecture and Snowdrop Sale

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Awbury Arboretum has extensive plantings of snowdrops—flowers loved in the Victorian era and surgingback into fashion in the first decade of the 21st century in the U.S., U.K. and Western Europe. Denis will talk about snowdrops, but as beautiful and varied as they are, they are not the only blossoms on the cusp of spring. Most of this talk will be devoted to other plants providing garden interest at winter’s end and earliest spring. These include: hellebores, aconites, and adonis-skunkcabbage, and the woody shrubs daphne, mahonia, winter viburnum, winter jasmine, winter honeysuckle, and spring witch hazels.  Many believe snowdrops are most successfully divided and planted “in the green” – that is, during or just after flowering in March. Snowdrops will be available for purchase at this talk and examples of the other plants will be on display. A one-hour talk, hot chocolate break, and a one-hour winter walk. Denis Lucey is Landscape Manager at Awbury Arboretum, and owner of Denis Lucey Landscape Design.  A long-time resident of Northwest Philadelphia with over 20 years of professional landscaping experience and a love of history, Denis’ tours of Awbury are always fun, engaging,  and educational.

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