Tips, Tricks and Trade Secrets for Gardening

Wednesday, February 27:00—8:00 PMVirtual MeetingNorfolk Public Library2 Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA, 02056

Many of us have heard that putting a penny in the water will keep our tulips more upright, cutting flowers on an angle helps them draw up more water, and even that cayenne pepper can keep the deer and bunnies away. But did you know putting dahlia stems in boiling water can help them last longer? Did you know your morning cup can help deter slugs? Do you know how to guarantee the biggest blooms on your peonies? Do you know how a slinky can keep squirrels away from your bird feeder? Join Deborah Trickett, owner of The Captured Garden, for a PowerPoint presentation as she shares over 100 tips, tricks and trade secrets. Whether you are a floral designer, master gardener or someone who just likes getting her hands in the dirt you will learn something new. Even why denture cleaner may become your new best friend!

Award-winning container garden designer Deborah Trickett has worked in the gardening industry for over 30 years, starting with her first job in a greenhouse at age 13 until the present as the owner of The Captured Garden. Deborah works with clients throughout New England who want their homes to be beautiful, not typical. By combining unusual plant material and creative design ideas she creates gardens and containers that are truly one of a kind.  Ms. Trickett is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist, and a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional. Deborah is a frequent lecturer on creative container gardening, speaking at the New England Spring Flower Show, The Connecticut Flower Show, the Newport Flower Show, as well as The Philadelphia International Flower Show. She has also shared her passion for perennials at the Perennial Plant Association Annual Symposium. She was a featured speaker at the Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island. She also teaches classes and workshops at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, The American Gardener, Garden Gate and New England Home magazines as well as on the TV show New England Dream Home.

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library and the Garden Club of Norfolk.

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