The Chapel Hill Garden Club

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – Virtually via Zoom

10:00 a.m.

“Iris – the Rainbow Flower of the Tufton Farm: Historic Tall Bearded Iris in the Garden”

Maureen Mikolajczak


Maureen Mikolajczak presents a brief history of the tall bearded iris and its place at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Tufton Farm, a part of Monticello in Charlottesville.  What is historic and why should we preserve it?  Maureen reviews iris culture, propagation, diseases, and identification and shares her experiences caring for the historic iris collection.

Maureen is a volunteer at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants and is responsible for the care of the historic iris collection. An avid lifelong gardener, Maureen is a Master Gardener, former docent at the Adkins Arboretum on the Easter Shore of Maryland, a member of the Historic Iris Preservation Society and the Shenandoah Nature Journal Club.

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