Garden Talks 2022


Saturdays in June, August & September at 11 a.m.
August 20 Plants That Dazzle in the Heat of the August Garden
September 17 Flowers, Foliage and Texture for the Late Season Garden
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Free and open to the public.

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Spend one or more of these educational mornings at Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Across four Saturdays, one each in June, August and September, Warren Leach will offer a diverse assortment of plants that will improve the look of your own garden across the season. Meet some new plants for the garden, learn about spectacular foliage and bloom, drought tolerant and resilient plants, and great plant combinations for a long bloom season. You will meet a diverse palette of perennials, shrubs, trees and grasses that will enhance your borders.



June 18 Garden Talk: Plants That Shine Through the Season with Long Beauty and Resiliency
11 a.m. Join horticulturist and garden designer Warren Leach as he offers a diverse palette of plants that show off their beauty for a long time in the garden with a bounty of bloom, good foliage, architectural stature and multi-season interest. He will particularly emphasize plants that are drought tolerant plants and will help you to conserve your own precious time and energy as well as water. Warren designed and planted all of the gardens at Tranquil Lake Nursery. He is noted throughout New England for the gardens he designs that offer a bounty of bloom and a use a diverse combination of resilient complementary foliage and texture for a long season of interest.
September 18 Garden Talk: Plants That Dazzle in the Heat of the August Garden
11 a.m. The energy and exuberance of spring is both much anticipated and unstoppable. Buds expand and burst into colorful flowers and unfurling leaves. This spring garden spectacle of flowers and luxuriant foliage need not be fleeting. Though by August, the heat and humidity may take its toll on the gardener, a garden designed with a plant palette to withstand the dog-days and drought of summer also offers a stunning exuberance of flowers, maturing seed heads and colorful foliage. Warren Leach will explore planting and design in gardens that continue to dazzle in the heat of the late summer and onward.
September 17 Garden Talk: Flowers, Foliage and Texture for the Late Season Garden
11 a.m. Light up your fall garden by adding some of these stunningly beautiful perennials, grasses and shrubs that offer outstanding foliage qualities and dramatic appeal for the late season. Warren Leach, garden designer and co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery will suggest an assortment of exceptional plants with “Foliage and Texture for the Late Season Garden” providing examples that will shine in conditions ranging from full sun to dense shade. Some of these foliar beauties will reach their peak in autumn, while others are outstanding performers across the garden season. Experience their unique texture, bold size and shape and superior fall color.



At Tranquil Lake Nursery, you will also see more than 8 acres of fields of Siberian Iris and Japanese Iris and daylilies. The nursery is the largest grower of these beautiful perennials in the northeast, with over 2,000 cultivars of daylilies in our fields. The display gardens showcase the iris and daylilies as well as a diverse selection of perennials, herbs, vines, shrubs, small trees, grasses and tender perennials. All walks are free and will be held on Saturdays at 11 a.m.


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