AHS Lectures

Annapolis Horticulture Society is meeting Face to Face again beginning in September 2022.  The meetings will resume at St. Anne’s Parish Hall (199 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis) with the exception of the October meeting which will be held at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse (1223 River Bay Road, Annapolis). Meetings are held at 7 pm the first Wednesday of each month, from September through May except January and they are free and open to the public. 

September 7, 2022

Dennis Whigham of SERC (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center) . – Native Orchid Ecology and Conservation

There are more than two hundred native orchids in the U.S. and Canada and approximately 65% of them are in trouble in some part of their range of distribution.  The North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC) was established about 10 years ago to develop a network of collaborators to assure the survival of our native orchids.

Whigham obtained an undergraduate degree from Wabash College and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. He joined the Smithsonian in 1977. Whigham and his collaborators have published more than 235 articles in journals and books, and he has co-edited
ten books. The ecology of plants has been Dennis Whigham’s primary interest and his research has resulted in journeys through forests, fields, and wetlands around the world.

October 5

Chris Fehlhaber of  Chanticleer Gardens – Creating Year Round Beauty in the Garden

November 2

Mike Locketell of Roots and Blooms – Peony Cultivation & Care 

December 7

Carol Allen, contributing writer of Washington Gardener – Tropical Orchids: Overview and Home Care

February 1

Clare Walker of  Irvine Nature Center – Gardening For Birds

March 1

Minal Harankhedkar of Londontown Historic House & Gardens – Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener 

April 5

Shannon Currey of Izel Native Plants – The New Workhorses of the Garden – Native Grasses and Sedges

May 3

Karl Gercens III, Conservatory Manager, Longwood Gardens – Summer-blooming Bulbs: Design, Culture & Care