January 2013 GCMGA Meeting – “Grow Up! Using Vines and Climbers In Your Garden”

The GCMGA kicked off our 20th year as an organization at our January 14 meeting.  Our guest speaker was  Dan Long, owner of Brushwood Nursery, a mail order nursery specializing in vines and climber.  Dan is also a past instructor at Longwood Gardens and has lectured and taught at seminars for over a decade. By focusing on vines and climbers, he has gained extensive knowledge and images on the subject which were shared in his presentations designed to inform and inspire creative use of vines in our gardens.

Dan’s presentation titled “Grow Up! Using Vines and Climbers In Your Garden”  highlighted an amazing array of vines both classic and new and suited to a wide variety of growing conditions in all colors of the rainbow.  The use of vines and climbers in formal and natural garden settings was  discussed.  Whether you are planning an expansive suburban landscape or looking for that special patio plant, there’s a place for vines in your garden.