Brent Heath to present 'Bulbs as Companion Plants' March 14

Feb 19, 2014

French Broad River Garden Club Foundation will host Brent Heath, co-owner of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, who will present “Bulbs as Companion Plants” at 10 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Tuton Hall, in Asheville.

Often called the "Bulb Guru," Brent Heath is considered one of the country's leading experts on the year-round use of bulbs in gardens of every type. With his wife, Becky, Heath is co-owner of the award –winning catalogue, retail garden, and education space, Brent and Becky's Bulbs, in Gloucester, Virgina. Their bulbs, including more than 40 daffodil hybrids, bloom in private and public gardens throughout the world. The Heaths have been honored by the Garden Club of America and were awarded a Gold Medal of Honor from National Garden Clubs, Inc. for popularizing and promoting the use of daffodils in landscapes.

"I try to help people weave bulbs into their gardens and landscapes," said Heath. "Gardeners are artists, and every gardener has a unique canvas and vision. I try to help people realize these visions through every season, incorporating, for instance, shade tolerant flowering plants so that color and foliage compliment shrubs, trees and bushes year-round."

Among the topics, Heath will discuss identifying critter-proof and critter-resistant bulbs, planting certain bulbs with other perennials, annuals and woody plants, and taking questions from the audience.

After the presentation, orders for bulbs, grasses and other plants in the company's Summer 2014 catalogue may be placed. Bulbs should be delivered by mid-May.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 277-5489 or email vinton.murray@me.com. Visit www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com.

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