Carrie Waterman of Noanett Garden Club will speak Thursday, July 19, beginning at 7 pm at Elm Bank as part of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Thursdays at the Hort series. Presentations begin at 7 p.m. and go until all questions are answered. The classes are priced at $12 for members and $15 for non-members. There is no need to pre-register. Rooting softwood cuttings of many hardy trees and shrubs is a satisfying and enjoyable experience and not as difficult as you may think. This lecture will go over all the basics and demonstrate exact techniques that have been successful for the lecturer. Lists of suitable species will be shared as well as information about wintering over your cuttings. You will be amazed and delighted with what you can accomplish taking your own softwood cuttings! For more information visit www.masshort.org.