Aboretum Lecture Series Kicks off Sept. 23

Sep 15, 2009

The Arboretum of Delaware Valley College is hosting fall events for its 18th season, starting Sept. 23 with a lecture on deer resistant plants.


The lecture series will be held on campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room 114 of the Mandell Science Building. Members of the Schmieder Arboretum and DelVal students attend for free. Lectures are $5 for nonmembers. 


The first event features Jerry Fritz, president of Jerry Fritz Garden Design, Inc., Linden Hill Gardens. He is the author of, "Lessons from Linden Hill," and will focus on plants that deer tend to avoid. There will be a book signing and a raffle following the lecture. Raffle tickets will be $1 or $5 for 6, and go towards a plant or gift certificate from a local nursery.


            Other lectures in the series are:


-          Plants That Stir the Minds of Many - presented by Tim Jennings on Oct. 14th. This lecture will focus on a favorite plant in the Longwood Garden's summer display, "The Giant Water Platters" in the genus Victoria.

-          Mt. Cuba Center: A Gardener's Lust for the Elusive Wildflower - presented by Rick Lewandowski on Nov. 18th. This lecture explores the woodland garden on the country estate of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland called Mt. Cuba.

-          Hosta-bilities - presented by Walter Cullerton on Dec. 9th. This lecture is on the wonderful world of what American Nurseryman magazine called the number one selling perennial, Hosta.

-          SPECIAL EVENT - Elements of Creative Gardening: Experience, Observation and Imagination  - presented by Rick Darke on Feb. 10th. This lecture will explain how to create beautiful and unique gardens by looking at global gardens and regional habitats.