The HAH March Newsletter is here at the link below,
where you will find all details of events at HAH.
Saturday, March 3 10 am – noon
HAH LoGerfo Library
HAH Roundtable Program
LATE-WINTER AND EARLY SPRING PRUNING TECHNIQUES
This session will feature several, brief, how-to videos by contributors to Fine Gardening magazine on how and when to prune Crape Myrtles, Hydrangeas, Blueberries, shrubs, woody sub-shrubs, Roses, Callicarpa (beautyberry), Cotinus (smokebush), and Conifers, as well as removing suckers, root pruning, dead, and diseased wood. We’ll also describe the various tools that can be used as well as watch a video on how to sharpen them. And of course, bring all your questions!
This is a free program and all are welcome to attend.
Pamela Harwood, Moderator
Sunday, March 11 2 pm
In the main hall of the Bridgehampton Community House
HAH Monthly Lecture
“Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads in Them”
The gardens that speak to me the most are those of extraordinary plantsmen and women, both contemporary and from the past, who have grasped the raw material of a site and through their engagement with place have created gardens both eloquent and useful. I have been inspired by gardens conceived in traditional styles as well as those that have pioneered new plants and planting styles. Some of the questions I try to answer in a garden are how does it relate to the larger landscape, what design concepts are at work, and what role do plants play in the garden? In this talk I will survey some contemporary gardens with an inspiring sense of place as well as some from the past that have recently been restored. What qualities do historic gardens possess that make them relevant today? And how can some contemporary gardens continue into the future? What these gardens have in common, as Marianne Moore puts it, is “a place for the genuine.”
For thirty years Bill Noble has worked as a garden designer and professional in garden preservation. As Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy, he was instrumental in the preservation and restoration of dozens of gardens throughout the United States. He is currently active in designing new gardens and revitalizing existing gardens throughout New England. His own garden in Norwich, Vermont, is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens, and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden, The New York Times and Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration: 25 Years of the Garden.
Lectures are free to members and $10 for not-yet members. Please become a member so that you can enjoy all of our lectures for free.
Followed by a reception downstairs in the HAH LoGerfo Library. All are welcome to ask more questions of our lecturer and enjoy some refreshments.
Saturday, March 17 11:00 am
HAH Book Group
The reviewers and their books are:
The Company of Trees – Thomas Parkenham
Head Gardeners – Ambra Edwards
Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style – Joseph Tychonievich