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Virtual Pop Up: February 18 “The Flowers of Winter in Your Garden: Part 1”
Saturday, February 18, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Category: Pop-Up Events

The Flowers in Your Winter Garden – What, Why, How, Where:

Part 1 – The Basics

Speaker: Charles Cresson

The winter garden does not need to be a static affair. Once you learn how to garden deliberately for the winter season, a succession of hardy flowers can adorn your garden and entertain you with color and fragrance throughout the colder months. Envision snowdrops, winter aconites, adonis, witch hazel, viburnum, mahonia, camellias and more, creating a dynamic scene against a background of evergreens, colored stems, bark and berries.  And imagine that this theater of winter flowers is staged where you can readily enjoy the changing cast of characters from the warmth and comfort of your home.


Charles Cresson will teach us how to achieve this vision in a series of three virtual (via Zoom) presentations. Learn how winter-flowering shrubs, perennials and bulbs survive, thrive and bloom. Learn how to select these plants and where to plant them, utilizing microclimates to increase their performance. Learn how to design the winter garden for maximum effect in sun and shade. 


In Part 1 of the series, Charles will present “The Basics,” i.e., what plants flower in winter, how they do it and where to grow them in your garden, in sun and shade. Handouts will be sent to registered attendees prior to the lecture.

About Our Speaker: 

Charles Cresson is an avid gardener, plantsman, lecturer, consultant, and author. He studied horticulture in America and England, worked for the Royal Horticultural Society and has worked in many of our local public gardens. His garden, Hedgleigh Spring, includes areas specifically designed for winter bloom. He is the award-winning author of 3 books, Charles Cresson on the American Flower Garden, Ornamental Trees, and Rock Gardening. In 2001, Cresson was awarded the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Certificate of Merit.

This series of lectures is open to members and non-members. Registration is required; deadline to register for Part 1 is February 15. The cost, per lecture, is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. This Zoom event will be recorded and will be available to watch for just 2 weeks following the lecture.

Click here to register.

 Maximum number of attendees is 100.

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

Please make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer. Plan to join 5 minutes before; the talk 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.

Contact: Laura Axel at [email protected]