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Growing Native~Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East

Dates: 10/13/2010 (Wed): 7:00 pm
Category: Lectures/Workshops

As a landscape architect, Carolyn Summers has been designing landscapes in the Hudson Valley for many years, including her own gorgeous garden in Hastings-on-Hudson. The key to her success is that she plants only native plants.

Once established, plants that are indigenous (native) to the Northeast don’t need extra water, fertilizer, or insecticides to thrive. In fact, they do not require any extra pampering at all, and they certainly never need chemicals. They also provide needed food and shelter for native wildlife, sustenance that they are unable to get from exotic ornamentals from Asia and Europe.

To find out how easy it is to get started on a home garden or to establish at least a section of your landscape architecture business using native plants for beauty and practicality, come to her lecture with PowerPoint — Growing Native~Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East.

This lecture will fulfill one PDH-CEU for architects and engineers.

The lecture is free & open to the public and is the third in the October Lecture Series: Our Natural Heritage — The Value and Necessity of Indigenous Plants and Animals

Carolyn Summers will do a book-signing of her new book, Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East, an easy-to-use book for both amateurs and professionals, immediately following the lecture presentation.

Location: Orange Hall Gallery
Sponsor: This event is presented by SUNY Orange’s Cultural Affairs, Sustainability, and Biology Departments in cooperation with the Master Gardener Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Phone: (845) 341-4891
Web Page: Follow this link
Announcement: Growing Native~Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East


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