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$50/each lecture or $95 both lecture.

Monday, April 8 10:00am - Lecture

CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR - 10:00am Lecture from GEC to:
Christ Church Parish Hall
254 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT

“What’s New In Viburnums and Hydrangeas”, a lecture by Michael Dirr. Hydrangeas are the “Rock Stars” of the New England garden, with new, better blooming varieties appearing on the market every year. A survey of Landscape professionals listed Viburnums as the number two most utilized plant in the landscape, after Buxus, but before Hydrangea. Dr. Dirr will address the processes of creating “seller” plants, recognizing that some plants always sell better in nurseries than others. Some plants are more attractive to collector Horticulturist that prefers having the plant in their garden, whether it fits into the landscape or not. Dirr speaks of his decade’s long quest of bringing new introductions in the Hydrangea and Viburnum genus to “seller” status. He shares his successes and disappointments in his hybridizing attempts through his life- long love of plants.

7:00pm - Lecture: In Praise of Noble Trees
6:00pm - Reception and Book Signing
Greenwich Country Day School; 401 Old Church Road, Greenwich, CT 06830

Michael Dirr is widely regarded as the leading expert on trees and shrubs for landscapes and gardens. This informative lecture outlines the traits and rationales that determine a Noble tree. Dr. Dirr will explain how new tree introductions arise through testing and evaluation, how marketing affects the general public in care and understanding the value of Noble Trees and the criteria for propagation and production. This lecture also reviews over 25 new tree introductions including smaller flowering trees. He reviews their parentage, characteristics and tolerances of heat, cold and drought and highly encourages the planting of these noble trees.

You may purchase tickets at the door. $50/each lecture or $95 Both

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