Master Gardener Bonnie Ion Discusses The Flowers Of India
Wednesday November 14, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Having traveled in India, Bonnie Ion will present both images and history about the flowers of India. There is a rich tradition in India using flowers as an integral part of celebrations however, many of the flowers now grown in India are not native to the country. It will be interesting to see how Indians are embracing flowering plants and celebrating them now. The national flower of India, the Lotus, will also be described and examined. About Bonnie Ion: Bonnie has been traveling the world since age 16 and gardening for the past 30+ years. Trained as a landscape architect, she is also a Master Gardener, and Michigan Garden Club lecturer. She is a past president of the Ann Arbor Garden Club, the Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society and the Great Lakes Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. She will be leaving Ann Arbor in early 2013 to work for the Peace Corps.