with Hetty Ford, Plant Records Coordinator at Naples Botanical Garden
Class Title: Growing Plumeria in Southwest Florida
Instructor: Hetty Ford
Class Description: Most of us know the beautiful fragrance of plumeria flowers, but did you know Naples Botanical Garden houses the National Plumeria Collection? Learn everything about growing plumeria in southwest Florida in this lecture by Hetty Ford, Plant Records Coordinator and resident plumeria expert. Hetty will teach you how to best care for your existing plumeria and share secrets of propagation to add to your collection.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 16, 5:00pm
Instructor Bio: Hetty Ford, originally from Holland, has been growing Plumeria in her yard in Naples since 2000. She was instrumental in getting the Plumeria Collection at the Naples Botanical Garden recognized by the North American Plant Collections Consortium. She has given talks to Garden Clubs around Florida, as well as to the Plumeria Society of America and the Southern California Plumeria Society. Hetty has a plumeria named for her (‘Henriette’) by noted hybridizer Luc Vannoorbeeck.