‘All Seasons Shade Gardens’ upcoming

Popular horticulturalist and speaker Betty Sanders will present a program on “All Seasons Shade Gardens” on Tuesday, December 11, at the Dover Town Library, Lower Level, at 9:30 a.m. Doors will open for refreshments at 9:00 a.m.

Shade is a fact of life in New England. Many gardeners spend countless hours trying to brighten those spaces with plants that are not well suited to minimal sunlight. By summer, their plants are leggy, wilted, and just plain ugly. Year after year, we struggle to grow plants we love in places they hate. This plan does not end well.

Betty Sanders, through her many years of training and personal trial and error, has discovered a variety of beautiful, successful, and eager plants that thrive in the shade; indeed, some thrive exclusively in the shade. She will share her wisdom and know how in this program, giving gardeners plenty of time to plan for their own new, successful and rewarding experiences with shade next year.

In addition to lengthy educational and professional credentials, Sanders had been active in leadership positions for the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and many other organizations. She writes a detailed, informative and entertaining monthly column for Mass Hort’s monthly publication, Leaflet. She and her husband live in Medfield in their recently built “retirement” home, developing a grassless acre garden which requires low maintenance, is environmentally friendly and water conservative. Her husband’s “undergardener” experiences in this creation are also reported monthly in Leaflet.

There is no charge for admission, and all are welcome to attend.

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