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Exciting Bulbs Beyond Tulips and Daffodils

October 3, 2023

at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse, please welcome Charles Cresson


Never mind daffodils and tulips. Discover other exciting, long-lived, hardy bulbs to enhance your garden. They offer you a range of colors, a variety of bloom seasons,  and a diversity of growing conditions. They will surprise you and will transform your garden.

Charles Cresson, an avid gardener, lecturer, and award-winning author, has taught classes on bulbs at Longwood Gardens for over 40 years. He studied horticulture at the University of Vermont and the University of Bath in England and worked for the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley Garden. He has worked at Winterthur Garden, Chanticleer and Burpee, where he managed their bulb program. He is the author of The American Flower Garden, Ornamental Trees, and Rock Gardening. Hedgleigh Spring, his 4-generation family garden, near Philadelphia, has been featured in many books and articles as well as a BBC documentary on American gardens. He admits to growing daffodils and tulips too!


Contact: Catherine Crowley, Anne Arundel County Master Gardener

Annapolis Horticulture Society Lectures

Fall 2023


On Tuesday, October 3, at St. Anne’s,

please welcome

Charles Cresson, whose presentation will be

“Exciting Bulbs Beyond Tulips and Daffodils"

Alison Milligan, whose presentation will be

“Global Gardens 2”.

Join us on a safe trip around the globe visiting unique and distant gardens. Alison Milligan, a Master Gardener, and Naturalist will present “Global Gardens 2”, her second installment of “Global Gardens”. She’ll take viewers to historically significant and botanically diverse gardens she has visited and explored. This presentation includes gardens in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the United States. Learn each garden's origin, what makes it unique and perhaps the most fun, see what’s growing in it and why. The gardens were chosen because of their unique climates, which means you’ll see a great diversity of plants and animals – all her own photos. You’ll never visit a garden again without asking a few important questions and taking a finer look at the plants and the life they support.

Alison Milligan is a Master Watershed Steward, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and a graduate of the Howard County Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment and the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Program (CBLP).

October 3, Charles O. Cresson, Hedgleigh Spring Garden,

“Minor Bulbs: Design, Culture & Care”.

November 1, Wendy Brister, Cavano’s Perennials,

“Cultivating Green Wonders: Exploring the Complexities of Plant Production”.


December 6, Mikaela Boley, Talbot County Master Gardener Coordinator,

“A Seasonal Approach to Weeds”.


Please contact the Annapolis Horticulture Society at:

for further information

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