As the weather turns colder and thoughts about gardening move indoors, the Springfield Free Public Library is delighted to host Springfield resident Lesley Parness for a virtual presentation of "Beyond the Potted Palm: Victorians and Their House Plants," at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 6.
Attendance is free and open to all members of the general public. Ms. Parness' presentation will be accompanied by a large number of pictures, so it is recommended that participants connect to the program via Zoom rather than through dial in telephone access. The link to join is:
The Victorian Era was also England's Golden Age of Plant Exploration. It was a time when public's growing interest in natural history and their obsession with "collecting" came together around plants. The variety of house plants available for purchase burgeoned during Queen Victoria's reign. Ever after, Brits and Americans have been in love with them. Not only can house plants compliment and enhance any room's decor, but NASA studies confirm their ability to remove indoor air pollution. Learn about many of the plants that populated Victorian parlors, how to care for them and simple ways to bring a Victorian touch to plantscaping your home.
Information about Ms. Parness can be found at www.lesleyparness.com.