Garden Talks


Saturdays in September at 11 a.m.
September 18 Foliage and Texture
September 25 The Late Season Garden Combinations
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Free and open to the public.

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Spend one or more educational mornings at Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Three Saturdays in September Warren Leach will offer garden talks focusing on different plants that will improve the look of your own garden during the late summer, fall and into the winter. Meet some new plants for the garden, learn about late-season blooming perennials and shrubs that will enhance your borders.



September 18 Garden Talk: 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.
September 25 Garden Talk: Plants for Late Fall and Winter Interest
11 a.m. Garden color and interest need not fade with the first fall frost and may even persist through winter snows. Enhance this often overlooked garden season by adding perennials, grasses, shrubs and small trees that will add color, texture and structure in your borders throughout the fall and into the winter. Warren Leach, landscape horticulturist and co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery will highlight a variety of uncommon and lesser known late season beauties that will spice up your borders adding late-season blooms, fall foliage effect, colorful twigs and attractive fruit to brighten the fall and winter landscape in his garden talk “Plants for Late Fall and Winter Interest.” He will also offer design suggestions for combining these plants into your borders and protecting them for the winter ahead.



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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