Barry Glick

Barry Glick
Speaker | Educator | Floriculturist | Journalist
Hostas and How to Grow Cut Flowers

 
Barry Glick
www.sunfarm.com
www.greatgardenspeakers.com
@BarryGlick


Biography

~ Hostas and How to Grow Cut Flowers ~


B arry, AKA the Plant Whisper, began his love affair with plants at the tender age of five while watching Mr. Wizard on TV place a cutting in a glass of water. A few shows later he was amazed to see that the cutting had roots. He repeated the process with a stem from his Mother’s Coleus. When it grew roots, Barry Glick was hooked for life. He grew up in the city and would hitch hick to the gardens and arboretum. In 1972 he bought 60 acres on top of a mountain in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Thus Sunshine Farm and Gardens was born. Barry’s collection now has more than 10,000 taxa many of which remain unknown to cultivation. He travels and exchanges seeds and plants in almost every country in the world.

He has developed a hands-on workshop for propagation. Barry writes articles for many well know gardening magazines such as Garden Design, Brooklyn Botanical Garden Journal, Castanea and The Journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. In addition to being a regular columnist for the Washington Gardener Magazine Barry writes many articles for news letters and other publications such as “Fine Gardening.”

His state of the art tissue culture laboratory allows for research in genetics to develop better and stronger plants. For the past three decades, he has been working on improving the genus of Hellebores. He now has greater than 175,000 flowering size Hellebores plants.

In 1995 he was invited by the Royal Horticulture Society of London to lecture in many venues around London. In the words of Barry Glick, he is "the summa cum laude graduate of UHK ( the school of hard knocks).


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