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Tuesday at 10: "Expanding Your USDA Hardiness Zone: Lessons from the NYBG Ladies' Border"
Tuesday, February 07, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
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"Expanding Your USDA Hardiness Zone: Lessons from the NYBG Ladies' Border" 

Speaker:  Katherine Wagner-Reiss

The Ladies’ Border at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a four-season bed composed of trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials. Originally created in the early 20th century, it was redesigned in the early 21st century by renowned garden designer, Lynden B. Miller. She conceptualized this border as an experimental showcase for tender plants, those not often grown in the New York City area because of winter hardiness issues. 

Katherine Wagner-Reiss, who has her Certificate in Botany from the NYBG and is a volunteer tour guide there, will lead a virtual tour of this space, emphasizing the concepts of “pushing” the USDA plant hardiness zones and four-season gardening. 

Katherine Wagner-Reiss received her Certificate in Botany from the New York Botanical Garden in 2015. She is a volunteer tour guide there, giving various tours including Notable Trees, the Forest, the Azalea Garden, the Perennial Garden, the Native Plant Garden, the Conservatory, and her favorite, the Ladies’ Border. In addition, she writes monthly blogs for the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, PA; these emphasize plant names, a particular interest of hers. In winter, Katherine is a volunteer tour guide at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is also a prolific contributor of botanical photos to Wikimedia Commons.

"Tuesdays at 10" is a Members-Only Educational Series of Virtual Lectures. Registration is required for each session. These events will be recorded and available to watch for just 2 weeks following the lecture. 

Registration will open in January. The deadline to register is February 4. This event is free. Maximum number of attendees is 100.

Please make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer. Plan to join 5 minutes before the event. The lecture will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Questions can be submitted via chat box and will be read to speaker by the HPS/MAG moderator. Please note that all participants will be muted for the duration of the event.

Important Info regarding registration: Please make sure you hit the "submit" button after registering on-line. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then the registration process was not completed.

Contact: Stephen Rifici at [email protected]



Contact: Stephen Rifici [email protected]