Tuesday, July 23, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm – A Gardener’s Challenge: Growing Trilliums, Lady’s-Slippers, and Other Complicated Species

Despite their reputation for being difficult to grow, many of our most beloved wildflowers can be grown successfully with a little inside knowledge. Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society shares tips about some of the methods used at New England Wild Flower Society to grow such plants as lady’s slippers (Cypripedium), trilliums (Trillium) , trailing-arbutus, (Epigaea repens), and other complicated genera and species. Emphasis is placed on creating the correct growing conditions for these species, allowing the plants to take care of themselves more successfully, without the constant attention that many of these plants are reputed to need. After the Tuesday, July 23 lecture, we walk the Garden in the Woods to see these plants in place. Bring a bag lunch. Special discounts on the featured plants will be available in the Garden Shop that day. The program runs from 10 – 1:30, and the fee is $46 for NEWFS members, $56 for nonmembers. Register at www.newfs.org.