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Victory Garden expert to visit Haverford College Arboretum

Free public lecture Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2 p.m.

Haverford College Arboretum (October 28, 2009)

Just because it's winter, you don't have to turn your back on the garden says Paul Epsom. And he should know.

Epsom gardens in Clark Summit, Pa., where he runs Greystone Gardens nursery, and he is no stranger to ice and snow in that cold Zone 5 region. He may be more familiar to gardeners, however, as gardening correspondent on the television program, The Victory Garden.

The dormant landscape can be just as pleasing in winter as in other months of the year, Epsom asserts. He'll share his thoughts in the lecture "Winter Gardening" at Haverford College Arboretum on Sunday, November 8 at 2 p.m. in Sharpless Auditorium.

Epsom will put his own slant on evergreens, berries, silhouettes, stones, stem color and bark as he shares his design choices and plant selections with snow and ice in mind. His ideas come from visiting gardens around the world, not just his native England where he was bitten by the gardening bug as a child and has never recovered.

He'll also comment on gardening in the media world and share his personal likes and dislikes that have left a lasting impression over years of touring hundreds of landscapes, gardens, and nurseries.

Lecture co-sponsors are the Haverford College Arboretum; the Hardy Plant Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter; and the Henry Foundation for Botanical Research. Call 610-896-1101 for more information or log onto haverford.edu/arboretum. Haverford College is located at 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford. Pa.