Wondering why using native plants in your garden is so important to the environment?
Curious about which plants, and planting strategies, are best for attracting birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife?
To make it easier, we are offering six great talks in our Spring 2015 Native Plant Lecture Series.
Each two-hour session costs just $10 and will include lots of great tips from the staff of Blue Water Baltimore and Herring Run Nursery, plus plenty of time for your questions. All the lectures will happen at the offices of Blue Water Baltimore (3545 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21213).
• Native Plants In the Modern Landscape
Tuesday, February 10 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $10 per person
Vincent Vizachero, manager of Herring Run Nursery, provides all the essential advice you need to successfully use native plants in urban landscapes, for beauty and environmental health.
The discussion will include an overview on the benefits of using native plants, tips on selecting the right native plants for your site, guidance on using native plant communities as the basis of your designs, and principles of installation and maintenance to ensure your garden thrives and prospers.
• Native Plants: Planning & Design
Tuesday, March 3 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $10 per person SOLD OUT Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $10 per person SOLD OUT Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $10 per person SOLD OUT
Vincent Vizachero, manager of Herring Run Nursery, provides cutting edge techniques for reducing maintenance, lowering plant costs, and creating more effective wildlife habitat using native plants.
This session is perfect for homeowners as a well as community activists, school teachers, and parents trying to design a garden with ecological value with a limited amount of money.
• Native Plants: Gardening in the Age of Man
Tuesday, March 24 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $10 per person
Vincent Vizachero, manager of Herring Run Nursery, and additional to-be-announced panelists will discuss the impact that pollution, development, and global climate change are having on native plant communities. We will consider whether gardeners should adopt new strategies for gardening in the Anthropocene, what those strategies might be, and what the implications of those strategies are.
This promises to be a fascinating – and possibly controversial – topic!
• Native Plants: Gardening for Pollinators
Tuesday, April 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $10 per person
Vincent Vizachero, manager of Herring Run Nursery, will discuss ways to use native plants as habitat for native bees, honey bees, wasps, and other pollinators. Native plants provide crucial support for pollinators and other insects, and a native plant garden is the backbone of a healthy ecosystem.
• Native Plants: Gardening for Birds
Tuesday, May 5 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $10 per person
Vincent Vizachero, manager of Herring Run Nursery, will present the best planting strategies for supporting birds in urban and suburban environments. We will cover the best native shrubs, trees, and perennials for birds as well as gardening techniques to increase the health of bird populations in Baltimore.
• Native Plants: Gardening for Butterflies
Tuesday, May 26 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $10 per person
Vincent Vizachero, manager of Herring Run Nursery, will cover lots of very useful and easily used tips for creating a successful butterfly garden. The best plants, the best sites, and the best design techniques will all be discussed.
Note: If you’d like to register by mail, you can. Just tell us which dates you will attend and send us your name, address, phone number, and email address (optional) along with a check totalling $10 for each session. You can mail it to: Blue Water Baltimore, Attn: Jennifer, 3545 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21213.