Sunday, August 31, 2008

2009 NARGS Eastern Winter Study Weekend

The Potomac Valley Chapter will host the 2009 Eastern Winter Study Weekend January 30 through February 1 at the Sheraton Reston Hotel, Reston, Virginia.

Featured speakers include:

  • Tony Avent, proprietor of Plant Delights Nursery, North Carolina.
  • Peggy Olwell, Bureau of Land Management and Plant Conservation Alliance, Washington, D.C., on how climate changes may affect gardeners.
  • Judith and Dick Tyler, Pine Knot Farms, Clarksville, Virginia, on their experiences collecting, propagating and growing hellebores.
  • Mark Bridgen, Cornell University, New York, on his experiences collecting and breeding Chilean geophytes.
  • Nick Turland, Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis, Missouri, on Mediterranean plants.
  • Richard Critz, former editor of the Primrose Journal on maintaining primulas in warmer gardens.
  • J.P. (Koos) Roux, Curator of the Compton Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Cape Town, South Africa, on South African Flora.
  • Bill McLaughlin, curator, United States Botanic Garden, on mid-Atlantic and other natives for rock and dry gardens.
  • Richard Olsen, researcher at the U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C., on new plant introductions, particularly woodies.
Breakout sessions include:
  • Plant photography in the digital age.
  • Current issues in plant and seed importation.
  • Gravel gardening in hot and humid areas.
For more info and to register, visit:


Midmom8949 said...

link for website to register doesn't work

ACNARGS said...

They moved the page. I fixe the link. It's here: