Garden Talks


Saturday September 22 at 11 a.m.

(Tools workshop at 12 noon)



Free and open to the public - Bring a lawn chair.

We will move indoors in case of rain.


Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts will offer two free garden talks on Saturdays September 22 starting at 11:00 a.m. (Tools workshop at 12 noon) These workshops are designed to highlight the many plants and plant combinations that will bring color, fragrance, texture and interest in the late season and even into winter. In addition, learn how to clean and sharpen your tools before your store them for the winter. We’ll also offer suggestions for plant combinations that will sustain garden splendor from late summer through to frost and beyond.




Saturday, September 22          Plants That Light Up the Fall Garden (11 a.m.)


There are numerous trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, grasses and even annuals that come into their own in the fall, providing gorgeous bloom, color, structure and seed heads that ignite the autumn borders. These mature borders can provide some of the most breathtaking moments in the gardening season. Warren Leach, landscape horticulturist and co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery will explore a diverse selection of perennials, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees with foliage and distinctive flowers that will add to the sunny or shady border through the fall. He will also offer design tips to help you make pleasing plant combinations using complementary foliage and flower color for a long season of garden interest.


Saturday, September 22          Get Your Tools Ready for Winter: Storage, Cleaning Sharpening & More (12 Noon)


Join nursery friend Steve Cushman of Rehoboth for a lively and ongoing demonstration of “Getting Your Tools Ready for Fall, Cleaning, Sharpening & More.” Steve’s passion for machine tools, farm tools and rebuilding equipment is contagious. Steve maintains his own gardening equipment keeping them always ready for the task at hand. He will show garden visitors how to clean and care for garden tools and sharpen everything from shovels to pruning shears and lawn mowers in his demonstration. Learn the correct angle for sharpening blades and how to keep your tools clean, sharp and efficient. Steve also invites you to bring a garden tool and learn how to sharpen it at home.



At Tranquil Lake Nursery, you will also see more than 8 acres of fields of Siberian Iris and Japanese Iris and daylilies blooming in the fields. 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 workshops are free and will be held on Saturdays at 11 a.m. (We will move indoors in case of bad weather.) Bring a lawn chair. All plants that are discussed will be available for sale.




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