The final 2023 educational offering for Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park will be a class on Bulb Planting and Perennials, to be held on Saturday, November 4 in the Wisdom Wood Outdoor Classroom at 10:00 AM. The class will be taught by Karen Weber, a member of the Capitol City Master Gardeners.
Mrs. Weber is a native of the farmland of central Ohio, where she received a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the Ohio State University. Immediately thereafter, she moved to tropical South Florida, where she felt totally at a loss in the northern Palm Beach County plant world, while working as a gardener for renowned golfer and avid tropical plant collector, Jack Nicklaus.
Thirty years ago, Mrs. Weber and her husband and three children relocated to Montgomery. She worked as a gardener on the private estate of Wynton Blount and later as a gardener at the Shakespeare Garden, located at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival when it was installed in 1999. She was a founding member of the Capitol City Master Gardener Association.
Included in the presentation will be types of bulbs and perennials that grow well in our local climate, as well as information on when and where to plant them. She will also address preparing the soil and how to plant for optimum growth.
The class is free and open to the public. Seating is available, but participants may wish to bring folding chairs for comfort. Water will be available.
The 2024 Montgomery Botanical Gardens Calendar of Classes should be available in late December or early January.