Using native plants in the landscape


 When: March 28, 2013 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Mulberry Community Center

260 Mulberry Avenue

Pomeroy, Ohio 45769

Guest Speakers:

Carolyn Summers – Keynote Speaker

“Gardens Filled With Life: Designing with Northeastern Flora”

Peter Heus

“Creating a Groundcover with Native Plants”

Eric Boyda

” Invasive Plants: More than a Weed”

Dr. Frank W. Porter

“Using Native Grasses and Sedges in the Landscape”

Hal Kneen

” Using Natives Doesn’t Make It Right”

Native plants are increasingly finding their way into our gardens. Sometimes, they are individual specimens that have been randomly stuck in amongst an array of non-native species. Who has not driven by a house with a large clump of Purple Coneflower surrounded by Cosmos, Petunias, and Marigolds? On other occasions, one can find a garden filled with a conglomeration of native plants, giving the appearance of an English cottage garden. There is a design and purpose to creating a native plant garden or restoring a land-scape to its natural setting. One must first learn to identify the species to be used and understand their growing requirements. Site preparation is essential to the survival of these plants. The design of the garden must take into consideration the proper combination of species to be used. And, once established in the garden, the gardener must know how to maintain the plants year to year.

Workshop registration costs $30.00 and the spots fill up quick.  Follow this link to learn more about the workshop and how to register! NativePlantWorkshop

About appalachianohioweeds

My name is Eric Boyda and I am the current coordinator of the Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership. My interests include increasing the awareness of invasive plants and helping individuals or groups plan control strategies.

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