Six Great Native Plant Lectures for 2016

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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 2016 Native Plant Lecture Series.

Each two-hour session costs just $15 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).

Advance registration is required, and these talks will be popular so sign up now to reserve your spot!


 

• Native Plant Lecture: Fundamentals for Gardeners

Tuesday, April 12 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $15 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 importance of using native plants in your garden, 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 Plant Lecture: Plant Communities for Gardens

Tuesday, April 19 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $15 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 focus on native plant communities, drawing inspiration from natural communities in a garden setting, plant interactions, and lessons on how plants work together to reduce maintenance and improve ecology.


 

• Native Plant Lecture: Fundamentals of Planning & Design

Tuesday, April 26 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $15 per person

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 Plant Lecture: Urban & Suburban Meadows

Tuesday, May 10 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $15 per person

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.

Vincent will explain why meadow-inspired gardens are so beneficial, both economically and environmentally, and will give inspiration on how you can reduce the size of your lawn. Meadows can range from the very tame to the very wild, with all types capable of providing excellent habitat and great beauty.


 

• Native Plant Lecture: Basics of Rain Garden Design

Tuesday, May 24 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $15 per person

Vincent Vizachero, manager of Herring Run Nursery, and Erin Bennett, Program Manager fir Stormwater Assessments, join forces to provide the information you need to decide whether a rain garden is right for you and – if so – start designing one on your own.

Erin will cover the methods for deciding how large a rain garden should be and how to figure out where to place it. Vincent will cover optimal strategies for choosing and installing plants. We will also review the basics of soil profiles, infiltration, plant selection, and maintenance.

 


 

• Native Plant Lecture: Gardening for Bees, Birds, & Butterflies

Tuesday, June 7 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm $15 per person

Vincent Vizachero, manager of Herring Run Nursery, will discuss ways to use native plants as habitat for birds, native bees, wasps, butterflies, 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. We will cover the best native shrubs, trees, and perennials for birds as well as gardening techniques to increase the health of wildlife populations in Baltimore.


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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 totaling $15 for each session. You can mail it to: Blue Water Baltimore, Attn: Jennifer, 3545 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21213.