Aging Gardens, Aging Gardeners
Wednesday, MAY 5th at 6:30pm via Zoom
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Do you look forward to spring for the beauty that your gardens produce? Do you love your gardens but not the seemingly endless hours of maintenance that they demand? Have you ever found yourself resenting your gardens because their care prevents you from pursuing other interests? And finally, have you come to the painful realization that you and your gardens have aged and changed over time?
“Aging Gardens, Aging Gardeners” responds to these questions. It is intended to help all of us come to terms with our aging, but very much beloved gardens. Ann presents strategies for gardening more wisely: taking care of ourselves as we garden; assessing our home landscapes; prioritizing gardening tasks; managing mature plants; and, creating smaller, simpler gardens.
For years, our gardens have given us great joy. This talk offers us ways by which we can continue to enjoy these beautiful spaces with much less work.
Ann McEntee is a former Communications and Theatre professor. She left teaching to earn a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of New Mexico. While living in Santa Fe, she earned her certification as a Master Gardener, and more recently, her Advanced Master Gardener certification. Ann currently teaches architectural and landscape history for Keene State College’s CALL (Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning) program and works part-time as a landscape consultant. The former lead gardener at the Cathedral of the Pines, she presents garden talks to area townships and organizations.