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IRENE BRADY BARBER, March 29/10:00

 

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Seminar Topic: Tips for Tending Your Garden’s Color

There’s nothing like the vibrancy of spring colors returning to the forefront of our New England landscapes after a long cold season of browns, beiges and dark shadows. We are captivated with the bright greens, yellows, blues, pinks and whites for a few weeks then as the spring transitions into summer, yellows become deeper, oranges, reds and purples show up. By late July, its common that a lull of color occurs for even the most experienced gardeners. They cry out for color, not ready for the burnet hues of autumn. This lecture will highlight ways to extend the bright happy colors of spring and early summer to ease into the transition of autumn without feeling remiss. Discussion will feature topics such as design, plant selection and management practices.

Irene Barber:

Irene Brady Barber is a Horticulture Program Coordinator, Educator and Registered Horticultural Therapist at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine.  Mrs. Barber is passionate about connecting people back to nature through education, landscape design and Horticultural Therapy.  Her degrees in Horticulture and Communications and now a Registered Horticultural Therapist Professional through the American Horticultural Therapy Association provide a strong foundation for the continued efforts Irene pursues towards informing people how critical plants and nature are for current and future human well-being. “We are not separate from nature, rather very much a part of it.”

Contact:

Irene Brady Barber

Horticulture Educator  &

Horticultural Therapist, HTR

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

PO Box 234

Boothbay Harbor, ME 04537

207-633-8034

ibarber@mainegardens.org