Camden Garden Club’s 56th Annual Winter Horticulture Series
January 30 – February 27, 2024
Join us this winter for another series of fascinating free horticulture talks, presented by the Camden Garden Club and hosted on Zoom by the Camden Public Library. Programs will be held via Zoom on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM, January 30– February 27, 2024. The full list of programs and links to register can be found here.
On Tuesday, February 20, at 9:30 a.m., we welcome speaker Doug Tallamy, TA Baker Professor of Agriculture at the University of Delaware and co-founder of Homegrown National Parks, for a presentation about Container Gardens, Butterfly Gardens and All that Stuff.
Here is a sneak preview of some of the many tips Tallamy will be sharing: Many native plants have extensive root systems, so use large pots Some native species can grow tall and will need a wall, stake, trellis, or hoop for support. Perennial species (plants that live for more than one year) may come back year after year. It is important to leave pots outside in a semi-sheltered area so that the plants go through natural cold cycles. Clay, ceramic, and terracotta pots may crack in low temperatures. If you live in an area with cold winters, consider using plastic pots. At the end of the season, if you don’t want to keep your potted plant, either plant it in the ground or give it to a friend. And, please remember to log your container plants on the HNP map!