VHV Spotlight: Watt’s Bloomin’

| June 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I attended a gardening lecture at Adams Fairacre Farms in Wappingers Falls.

The guest lecturer was 20-year gardening veteran Diane Watt. Her talk was on creating an attractive garden in deer country using deer resistant plants. Anyone living in the Hudson Valley is fully aware that deer can be a big problem.

About Deer Resistant Gardening

There are quite a few plants and shrubs that deer don’t like. What I learned, as a rule of thumb, is that deer don’t like fuzzy or prickly leaves. They also seem to stay away from plants with grayish colored leaves.

From personal experience I know they absolutely love hosta.

About Diane Watt

Diane, as mentioned earlier, is a 20-year gardening veteran (aka Master Gardener). In addition to gardening she’s a lecturer, volunteer and is obviously passionate about gardening.Watts Bloomin

Her down-to-earth approachable style kept us all engaged. She even made novices like me feel comfortable. She talked from a level of a “fellow gardener” instead of a teacher/student relationship.

The lecture inspired me to become more adventurous with my various gardening spots.

Future Lectures

Diane will lecture at Adams Fairacre Farms again on June 24th. That topic will be Water Wise Gardening. If you’re in the area, you should sit in on it.  If you can’t make that lecture, you should catch Diane at one of her other lectures at either the Ellenville Public Library or the New Paltz Gardening club. Check out her Watt’s Bloomin’ website for her lecturing schedule.

In addition to lecturing, Diane offers services such as consulting, design, installation, maintenance and more.

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