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Shrubs and Hedges with Eva Monheim

May 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Person Presentation!

UDBG Friends: FREE;   Nonmembers: $15

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Shrubs and hedges are the subject of Eva’s latest book. We will explore a vast array of topics including a brief history of shrubs, how they are named, what makes a shrub dependable, the differences between hedges and hedgerows and why these two forms of landscaping are important for habitat and humans. We will also discuss how to purchase shrubs and what to look for, propagating shrubs, attracting pollinators and other wildlife, and shrubs for riparian areas and rain gardens.

 In Monheim’s book, chapters detail how to achieve the epitome of ornamentation by creating espaliers, topiaries and perfectly manicured hedges; while others discuss attracting wildlife and controlling erosion along ponds edges. Formal gardens line-up with more naturalized landscapes. Practical information abounds, including step-by-step instruction on pruning and asexual propagation. With historic acumen, Monheim skillfully melds the old with the new and mixes the ancient with the modern, making Shrubs & Hedges a thoroughly informative, entertaining and valuable resource.” Penn Extension Book Review


Eva Monheim is a horticultural and environmental consultant, garden coach, and an award winning educator. She is a faculty member at Longwood Gardens for the Professional Horticulture Program and Continuing Education Department where she teaches Woody Plants and related subjects.

She was an assistant professor at Temple University for over 12 years where she taught 13 different subjects to hundreds of students who are now leaders in the horticulture industry and in public gardens.

Monheim’s newest endeavor is the award winning Plant a Trillion Trees Podcast, now heard in over 90 countries. She is the author of Shrubs & Hedges: Discover, Grow, and Care for the World’s Most Popular Plants, which was nominated by The Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries for outstanding contributions to the literature of horticulture. She currently writes for Birds & Blooms magazine and is the owner of Living On Our Planet, LLC (LOOP) and is co-principal of Verdant Earth Educators, LLC (VEE) a company that trains professionals and consumers.


Cancellation Policy: UDBG reserves the right to cancel any program if necessary. Refunds take approximately three to four weeks to process. There will be no refunds after a class or series begins. Payment will be refunded if cancellation is made by registrant 10 business days prior to class.


May 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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