Springtime on Demand!: Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Bloom
Friday, February 15 at 12:30pm
Bouquet for the Day - Main Floor
For most gardeners, at least half of the winter is spent wishing for spring – and there’s no better or easier way to bring springtime a little closer than to grow bulbs indoors during those cold winter months. In this demonstration, horticulturist Shari Edelson will introduce you to some of her favorite bulbs for indoor forcing, and will present some innovative tips and tricks to help you create a beautiful bulb display no matter what the time of year.
Native Plants for New Jersey Gardens
Friday, February 15 at 2:00pm
Gardeners Go To School - Jr Ballroom
We've all heard that native plants can be great choices for the home landscape, but with nearly 2,000 plant species native to the state, not to mention diverse growing conditions ranging from the stony hills of the Highlands to the sandy soils of the Jersey Shore, how do you select the right palette of plants for your own garden? In this talk, horticulturist Shari Edelson will help you sort through all the choices, and will highlight some of the best native plants for attracting wildlife, supporting local ecology, and of course, providing season-long beauty in your garden.
About Shari Edelson
Shari Edelson serves as Director of Horticulture at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, a 13-acre public garden and historic site in Summit, NJ. Over the past decade she has worked with numerous gardens and gardening organizations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, including the Scott Arboretum, the Delaware Center for Horticulture, Cylburn Arboretum, and the Parks & People Foundation. She earned her MS through the Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture, a program of Longwood Gardens and the University of Delaware. Her interests include shade gardening, community and urban gardening, and general plant nerdery.