Saturday, October 22, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Beyond Paperwhites: Amazing Winter Blooming Bulbs for Pots and Greenhouses


Many gardeners think about bulbs as spring-blooming, such as tulips, crocuses and daffodils. But here in New England winters are long, and although we are familiar with some winter bulbs such as amaryllis and paperwhites, most gardeners are ready for something new and unusual. Winter-blooming bulbs are the answer. Bulbs are designed to be practically foolproof, but where can you find unusual ones, and which ones should you try indoors or in a cool room? Join Matt Mattus at Berkshire Botanical Garden on Saturday, October 22, from 1 – 3, as he shares some of his favorite bulbs for culture in pots, under glass and indoors. Matt will introduce you to all types of bulbs, from South African rarities for collectors to easy-to-grow yet hard-to-find gems, many of which you may have never heard of. Participants will take home a pot or two of some of Matt’s favorites. Matt Mattus is editor and publisher of Plant Society Magazine and the popular rare plant blog Growing With Plants. He is a member of numerous plant societies and is a wizard with all things horticultural.  $35 for BBG members, $45 for non-members, with a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor.  To register, visit www.berkshirebotanical.org, or contact info@berkshirebotanical.org.  Image below from Matt Mattus’ rare plant blog: