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Hardy Orchids for the Garden: At the intersection of beauty and conservation
May 18 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.50 – $15
In his presentation, Peter Zale, Ph.D. will emphasize that hardy orchids fill a special role in temperate gardens where they often challenge traditionally held notions about the diversity of plant palettes for cold climates, perplex gardeners with their sometimes exacting cultural requirements, and lend exotic intrigue to garden spaces. Many orchids are as rare in the wild as they are in gardens, providing an additional and often under-looked function for gardeners to consider: conservation. His lecture will cover a diversity of hardy orchids that are useful for home gardeners, including those he grows in his personal garden. $10.50 BBGS members/$15 nonmembers.