Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park Plans Hosta Class for August Offering

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park has scheduled a class on Growing Hostas for its August session. The class will be taught by Master Gardener Bionca Lindsey and will be offered Saturday, August 12, beginning at 9:00 AM in the Wisdom Wood Outdoor Classroom. The reader will note there is no class scheduled for July, and there is a time change for the August class due to the summer heat.

Ms. Lindsey, retired Chief Master Sergeant, USAF, is an Advanced Master Gardener, Junior Master Gardener educator, and holds certifications in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace, and Program Manager. As a member of the Air Force, she served in the diet therapy field as a consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General on Air Force Dietetics.  She oversaw 55 nutrition sites worldwide and managed fourteen medical treatment facilities across the United States.

Included in Ms. Lindsey’s presentation will be information on selecting, planting, and caring for hostas. She will also discuss the great variety of these beautiful perennials and how to propagate them.

Future classes scheduled for the remainder of the year include Herbs on September 9, taught by Janell Diggs; Fall Floral Arrangements on October 7, taught by Anna Owen; and Bulb Planting/Perennials on November 4, taught by Karen Weber.

The Hosta Class is free and open to the public. Seating is available in the outdoor classroom. For comfort, participants may consider bringing folding chairs. Water will be provided. For additional information, contact

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