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Six Great Native Plant Lectures, New for 2015

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lectWondering 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).

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


 

• 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.

Click here to register.


 

• 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!

Click here to register.


 

• 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.

Click here to register.


 

• 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.

Click here to register.


 

• 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.

Click here to register.


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.

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