The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons 2023 lecture series continues on Sunday, September 10, with “Introduction to the Plants You Should Be Growing: Hardy and Tropical Aroids for Northeast Gardens,” presented by Bridget Wosczyna.
Wosczyna, a “true plant geek,” according to the horticultural alliance, will discuss many interesting aroids, from Jack-in-the-pulpit and devil’s tongue to elephant ear, and provide tips and care information for gardeners growing on Long Island. She will encourage gardeners to try zone-pushing and introduce them to plants they likely haven’t tried, or may have previously failed with.
“With background and cultural information, she hopes to have you successfully growing (and overwintering) all those wonders that help the summer garden shine and set yours apart from the average,” the horticultural alliance states.
Wosczyna gardens in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where she is building her latest garden on 5.5 acres in scorching sun she recently acquired. She has a collection of hundreds of Arisaema that she digs up and stores each winter before replanting in spring.
She is a former garden maintenance small business owner. She grows Japanese woodlanders, Mediterranean Arums and hardy perennials but has a barn full of pots of winter-flowering South African bulbs.
Wosczyna is also the vice president and bulb director for the Pacific Bulb Society.
The lecture will take place at the Bridgehampton Community House, 2357 Montauk Highway at School Street beginning at 2 p.m. Following the walk, Wosczyna will offer plants for sale. Admission is $10, or free for horticultural alliance members. For more information, visit hahgarden.org.
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