All Lunchbreak Lectures take place virtually via Zoom, and a recording of the class will be made available to attendees afterwards for two weeks. Classes include a 1-hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A; questions should be submitted in advance—please use the form at the bottom of this page.
Attendees will be emailed a link and password prior to the lecture date.
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Cost per Lecture
$15 Heronswood Garden and Port Gamble S’Klallam Community Members
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Hydrangeas – Know them, Grow them, with Dan Hinkley
October 21st, 2020 @ 12pm PST
Hydrangeas have long been one of Dan’s great passions and he’s been collecting them in the wild, growing them and breeding them for many years. Dan will guide you through Heronswood’s amazing collection of hydrangeas and other members of the family Hydrangeaceae, highlighting their great diversity and utility in the garden. He’ll discuss care requirements, pruning and propagation and select the best varieties for Pacific Northwest gardens.
Sign up for Hydrangeas – Know them, Grow them on October 21st
Summer Borders on a Shoestring, with Dr. Ross Bayton
November 7th, 2020 @ 12 pm PST
Many gardeners aspire to produce grand, flower-filled borders, but packing them with plants can be expensive and time-consuming. This year, Ross developed two new borders at his home, but thanks to COVID, both time and cash were limited. To create a big bang for his buck, he turned to seed-grown annuals, creating two striking and very different borders. He’ll show how he did it, revealing his top plants picks and worst failures. And with seed catalogs appearing in mailboxes, now is the time to choose annuals for your own garden’s 2021 summer show.
Sign up for Summer Boarders on a Shoestring on November 7th
Collecting during COVID, with Dan Hinkley
November 18th, 2020 @ 12 pm PST
In any normal year, Dan would spend several weeks traveling the world on the hunt for new and rare plants, but 2020 has been anything but normal. With all foreign travel vetoed, Dan has been exploring closer to home and he’ll reveal some of the exciting species he has found and collected around the Pacific Northwest. From the Wenatchee Mountains of Washington, to the Siskiyous of Oregon, his tall tales of travel will inspire anyone stuck at home.
Sign up for Collecting during COVID on November 18th
Caring for Holiday Houseplants, with Dr. Ross Bayton
December 2nd, 2020 @ 12 pm PST
Is your poinsettia parched? Is your holiday cactus hankering? Are your azaleas underwhelming? Well Dr. Ross has the answers! Winter brings a wealth of colorful potted plants into the home and if you want them to perform at their best, then you need to treat them right. He’ll provide top care tips for all of the most popular holiday houseplants, so you’ll be able to make them last as long as possible and, in many cases, flower again in time for the next holiday season.
Sign up for Caring for Holiday Houseplants on December 2nd