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Garden Workshop: Lessons from Wave Hill—Tender Perennial Cuttings
Meet at Flower Garden
$65, Wave Hill Members save 10%
In the fall, Wave Hill’s gardens are enlivened with the dazzling blooms and colorful foliage of tender perennials. After a full season's growth the plants are large—but the greenhouses don’t stretch! Wave Hill’s gardeners ensure the longevity of our tender perennial collection by harvesting and rooting cuttings every autumn, overwintering them in the greenhouses as modest-sized plants. Working alongside Wave Hill Gardener Gelene Scarborough, participants gain a greater knowledge of how to propagate plants using cuttings, and the confidence to overwinter and increase plants from their own gardens. This workshop focuses on salvia and coleus, but these techniques can be applied to many other plant species. Each participant goes home with a sampling of prepared cuttings of salvia and coleus. In order to ensure the survival of these cuttings through the winter, participants will need a grow light at home. A material list and resources will be provided to help participants create the proper environment for their plants.
Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. Space is limited. If you have any questions about this program or have registration questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the number and extension provided above.
This workshop will take place in the Flower Garden, which has narrow, bluestone paths and some small steps with no railings. Participants will stand for most of the workshop.