Historic Landscape Preservation: Propagating Historic Plants
Finding period-appropriate plants for a historic garden restoration can be problematic. Nurseries, even mail order suppliers, cannot always supply plants grown during the period of significance. During this class, students will learn a variety of methods for how to make more plants from seed, cuttings and division. Students will take home a tray of seeds and flat of cuttings.
By the end of the workshop, each student will be able to: sow seeds from heirloom biennials; take hardwood and softwood cuttings from some of the 1930s original shrubs at the Cross Estate gardens; divide a selection of the original perennials from the gardens; try a variety of other propagation techniques: scale lily bulbs, scooping hyacinth bulbs and layering. The workshop will be held at Cross Estate in Bernardsville, NJ on Saturday, July 14th from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and costs $115.
Space is limited in all courses so register now to avoid disappointment! Call Drews Caspersen School of Graduate Study at 973/408-3185 for a brochure and registration information or visit our web site at http://www.drew.edu/historicpreservation for lengthier course descriptions and registration forms.