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New & Noteworthy Natives for 2018

Dates:March 17, 2018
Meets:Sa from 11 AM to 12:15 PM
Location:Main House Lecture Room 1
Instructor:Heidi Hesselein
Fee: $20.00




Plants are the backbone of all life on Earth and an essential resource for human well-being. They also work in harmony with indigenous wildlife by providing ecologically rich habitats that sustain them. It is the responsibility of gardeners and landscapers to use plants that create these habitats and meet the needs of all who live in them. Heidi presents an array of new, unusual, and tried-and-true native ornamental plants that help achieve these goals. Discover which locally adapted species tolerate varying soil and light conditions, provide multi-season interest, help solve deer problems, and bring vibrancy to your garden.

Heidi Hesselein and her husband, Richard, both 4th generation nurserypeople, cofounded Pleasant Run Nursery in Allentown, NJ, in 1998. Their goal of growing rare, new, and unusual plants has resulted in the production of over 1700 species, including many native plants, that add beauty to the landscape and food or habitat for wildlife. Their commitment to sustainability led them to install a solar array that powers the entire nursery and their residence, and several bio-swales and rain gardens to manage stormwater runoff.

This course is part of the Mt. Cuba Center Lecture Series.  

Snow date for this lecture is Saturday, March 24, 2018. This class qualifies for the following professional credits: 1 CNP credit with DNLA, ISA, 1.25 NOFA AOLCP, and 1.25 PCH credits with PLNA.

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