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November 2017

Sunny Borders in a Changing Climate

November 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Co-sponsored with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (1.5 APLD credits available) Our featured speaker will be Longwood Gardens Section Gardener, Karl Gercens, who is responsible for many of the changing displays in the four-acre conservatory. His presentation will focus on design trends for outdoor sunny…

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What Do You Mean I’m Not a Perennial? – Native Shrubs and Small Trees for Perennial Companionship

November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chang Hou Hall, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter Most folks are familiar with the concept of the mixed border–perennials, annuals, shrubs, and evergreens blended together in a seamless composition with year-round interest. It sounds good in theory, but transplanting this concept into a real garden is…

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January 2018

Container Savvy

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chang Hou Hall, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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The Joanne Walkovic Memorial Lecture Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Grow beautiful flowers, vegetables, and fruits on your balcony or patio. Learn what kinds of containers to choose, what to fill them with, and how to care for your container garden throughout the growing…

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October 2018
free

Growing Gorgeous Peonies

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Bartzelle

Co-sponsored with the Mid-Atlantic Peony Society Carol Adelman of Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon, will present an illustrated lecture about her experience growing peonies to sell as cut flowers and as plants. She will cover all aspects of peony culture (siting, soils, planting, and…

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Free

When God Was a Bird: A Mixed Media Presentation and Reception

October 24 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join us for a presentation by Mark Wallace, Swarthmore College Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies, who will discuss his newly published book When God Was a Bird. In a time of rapid climate change and species extinction, what role have the world’s religions played in ameliorating―or…

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November 2018
Free

Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Crabapple fruit

Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter Join author Teri Dunn Chace for an engrossing presentation based on her award-winning book, Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit. In Teri’s words, “every seed tells a story.” Though small and often…

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