GardenNews.biz - Feb 09,2017 - BOWMAN'S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE - FUTURE EVENTS
Do you have a small yard or no yard at all? Don’t let a lack of space prevent you from enjoying the benefits of native plants! Our solution is a mini garden filled with beautiful native plants that you can keep indoors, on your patio, or on a deck. Fees vary by workshop.
All materials included. Drop by on the following dates:
Saturday, April 22: Mini Bog Garden, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 Mother’s Day Planter, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: Mini Fern Planter, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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Growing Native Plants Series
Growing Native Plants: Propagation from Seed
Saturday, March 4, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Members: $15; Non-members: $20, includes all materials. Advanced registration required by Thursday, March 2.
Start your wildflower gardening early! Take advantage of BHWP Curator Jason Ksepka’s expertise and learn how to start native wildflowers from seed. Jason will discuss interesting seed germination processes while you plant a variety of wildflower seeds in class to take home and grow on.
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Art in Nature
Approaching Nature with Photography
Two Tuesdays, May 9th & May 16th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Members: $45 ; Non-members: $50
This two-part class for naturalists and nature-lovers looks at photography as a tool for learning and communicating about the world of plants. Session 1 will focus on shooting, including time spent out on the trails (bring digital camera, macro and landscape lenses, and tripod). Session 2 will cover image handling and collection management, including color correction, metadata, and web posting. Creating a meaningful body of work will be emphasized over crafting perfect images. Participants should be familiar with the basic operation of their cameras. Home computer with internet access recommended.
Tom Potterfield is a volunteer naturalist and photographer at Bowman's Hill and Longwood Gardens. He has a masters degree from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and spent over 20 years making television documentaries.