Saturday, February 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Housescaping with Patio Plants


The Berkshire Botanical Gardens will hold a demonstration/workshop on Agaves, Orchids, Succulents and more on Saturday, February 20, beginning at 1 pm.  Investigate the trend in gardening with plants from around the world.  Consider agaves, and succulents, as low maintenance patio plants that double as houseplants for the winter months.  Learn about orchids and how to care for these exotic beauties.  Practical information on selection, cultivation, maintenance and  over wintering will be covered with a focus on keeping plants bautiful and  healthy. Students will practice dividing and repotting a variety of specimen plants and will take home divisions to grow.

The class will be given by Rob Gennari, a garden designer and owner of Glendale Botanicals, a specialty tropical nursery located in Berkshire County.  He uses tropical plants in his design work and has in-depth experience with propagating, growing and maintaining these plants.  The cost of the workshop is $25 for BBG members, $30 for non members, and includes all materials. Bring gloves and pruners.  Additional plants will be offered for sale following the event.  To register, log on to www.berkshirebotanical.org.