Ten Top Perennials and Vegetables
Confused what perennial flowers or vegetables to grow, or that may perform best in our climate, from the thousands available? Dr. Perry gives some ideas with ten top perennials from his extensive trials, as well as ten top vegetables from the most popular crops. You'll learn benefits of each and any cultural needs.
Spring Flowering Bulbs
There are spring-flowering bulbs for almost every garden. Dr. Perry covers all you need to know for success, including photos of how to design with bulbs, and even some inspiring photos from bulbs gardens and fields of Holland. All the various types of bulbs are illustrated, including the various categories of tulips and daffodils.
Perennials: New Introductions and Underused Favorites
A "perennial" favorite, and updated regularly with new trial results, this talk illustrates and covers the basics of care for over five dozen perennials. Grouped by their main cultural requirements-- light and moisture-- these hardy (almost all to USDA zone 4 or lower) selections represent some of the newest available selections, a preview of what's coming, and some perennials that deserve wider use.
Hardy Perennials-- Proper Practices and Perry's Picks
This presentation has three parts: choosing and planting, caring for perennials, and a few choice new favorites for the north country. Many practical tips are given, and illustrated, on choosing the right flowers for the right place, proper planting, and then the basics for subsequent care. Recent field trials on perennials will be summarized with a few new or underutilized great perennials for our climate.
Some of the Newest and Best Annual Flowers
Dr. Perry has managed the All-America Selections Flower display garden in Burlington, Vermont for over 25 years. He'll illustrate some of the best of the flowers, as well as some of the best new introductions (including perennials disguised as annuals), for outstanding performance in colder climates. Learn some tips on combining the many choices available through viewing some eye-catching examples.
This colorful presentation gives examples of the various types of peonies, some of the best selections of each type, then the basics of planting and care to ensure the best blooms.
Gardens of the Philadelphia Area
Join Dr. Perry for a delightful photo tour of gardens, from lesser known to the very famous, in the area often considered the “cradle of horticulture” in this country. From the historic and lesser-known Bartram’s garden, to the world-famous Longwood Gardens, to Chanticleer Gardens with its cutting-edge design, and more, you’re bound to be inspired and may get some take-home ideas.
Dr. Leonard P. Perry, Extension Professor
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