Horticultural Lecture #2--Margery L. Daughtrey: Dreadful Diseases Dangling Over Old Faithful Ornamentals
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
This ongoing series is hosted by Wave Hill’s Friends of Horticulture Committee and is devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world, The second lecture of the season is provided by Margery L. Daughtrey, expert plant pathologist and Senior Extension Associate with Cornell’s Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology. She covers the myths and facts about big garden issues around disease, and prepares you to guard the plants you love, with a special focus on several new and re-emerging diseases that are suddenly very relevant to gardeners in the NYC area. With challenges like impatiens downy mildew, boxwood blight and rose rosette virus—plus new rusts and powdery mildews—what’s a plant lover to do? The last lecture in this series takes place March 19.
Reservations recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 x216.