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Evening at Peckerwood Garden Lecture
February 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In our continuing effort to make Peckerwood Garden a publicly-accessible resource for education and enjoyment, we are proud to introduce a monthly program of evening lectures conducted by knowledgeable staff and friends of Peckerwood as well as local or visiting experts. Topics will include various aspects of horticulture, botany, garden design, plant collecting adventures, conservation and many other related fields of interest. During summer and early fall, evening light permitting, the nursery will be open just prior to the lecture, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Unless otherwise noted, presentations will be held indoors.
Attendance is limited so advance reservations are necessary.
Adam Black will present at the Evening at Peckerwood Lecture: Alpine-style rock gardens for hot climates – a distinctive and new low maintenance gardening technique for the gulf coast region.
Alpine plants in a northern-style rock garden would be impossible in our hot summers. However, the same effect can be created using small plants with a similar compact shape as those found in alpine areas. When many southerners think “rock garden” they automatically think of cacti, agaves, and other xeric plants growing among rocks. We will instead focus on more traditional rock garden perennials that are small, compact, creeping, or otherwise, are diminutive and best featured in a rockery. These include many Texas and southeastern US natives, as well as a variety of warm climate perennials and dwarf woody shrubs from Mexico, South Africa, South America, the Mediterranean region, China, and beyond. Also, come to see the progress of the developing rock gardens around our offices to show what can be done in our region using tried-and-true options as well as things we are trialing.
All presenters are currently lecturing pro-bono but we are seeking donations/sponsors to allow us to bring in renowned authorities from afar in the near future.