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A Thriving Shady Perennial Garden

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Thursday, October 14, 2021
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Each garden is a unique combination of light, soil, moisture, as well as your time and effort. In this online presentation with Deborah Pilkington, owner (retired), The Mini Gardener, LLC; Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteer, and Duke Gardens horticulture volunteer, she will introduce you to perennial plants that will bring seasonality, color and texture to your shady garden. Less than six hours of direct sunlight is designated as partial shade to full shade. That's a very broad brushstroke and its useful to look at several site conditions together. Deborah will include some proven favorites and a few lesser known plants, discussing siting preferences, native status, interaction with pollinators and provide a bloom chart. This presentation will be followed by an optional walk at Duke Gardens to look at shade loving plants. The zoom session will not be recorded for distribution.

2 Thursday online presentations, Oct. 14 & 21, from 5-6 p.m; followed by optional walk Saturday, Oct. 23, at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Doris Duke Center.
$23; $33 with the walk; free to Duke Gardens members and supporters at registration. Registration at Duke Gardens, Duke University, Durham. 919-668-1707,

Contact: Registrar