Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Seminar on Native Plants for the Home and Community Landscape

Of interest to all Middletown gardeners!
F13/19 NATIVE PLANTS for the Home and Community Landscape

Classroom Hours: 2

Monday, September 16, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Middlesex County Extension Center, 1066 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT 06438

Instructor: Kathleen Connolly

FEE: $50.00 Non-Master Gardener
$40.00 Master Gardener


As home and community gardeners, we make planting choices all the time. Why should native plants be prominent among our selections? And what is a native plant? In this two-hour seminar, landscape designer Kathy Connolly will offer a definition of "native" and discuss the important role of native plants in supporting birds and pollinators. The seminar will cover approaches in a managed landscape, as well as resources for identifying and buying native trees, shrubs and perennials. Handouts will include several original plant and resource lists. Useful books will be available for purchase on the night of the seminar (cash or check).

For registration details, please visit the UConn Home and Garden Center MasterGarden Classes catalog.

Kathy Connolly is a landscape designer and garden coach from Old Saybrook, CT, as well as the author of the "Green & Growing" column for The Day in New London. She has a master's degree in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design. She is also an Advanced Master Gardener through the University of Connecticut Extension System and an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional through the Northeast Organic Farming Association. She is a member of the New England Wildflower Society, Connecticut Forest and Park Association, and the Garden Writers Association. Visit Kathy's website.

Gail Kalison Reynolds
Coordinator, Master Gardener Program, Middlesex County
Middlesex County Extension Center
1066 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438

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