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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Plant This (Natives), Not That with Lauri Lawson

(7 p.m. (welcome early to chat))
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

Learn about native plant options for your landscape to replace non-native invasive plants and the benefits of choosing these native plants not only to beautify your property but also to work for wildlife. Lauri will review some commonly used non-native invasives and give suggestions as to natives that are good candidates to preserve the natural character of our Piedmont area as well as to preserve the complex interrelationships between natives plants and the butterflies, birds, and other creatures with which they have co-evolved.


(Recommended reading:  NATIVE ALTERNATIVES TO INVASIVE PLANTS, Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guides.)


Lauri is a naturalist and ecological garden designer in Chapel Hill, NC. As horticulturist with Niche Gardens, she spent 14 years growing, researching, and specializing in helping gardeners bring the beauty of nature into their own lives. She has been involved with the gardens at the North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Chatham Marketplace Pollinator Garden, and Haw River Ballroom plantings. Lauri is one of the region’s most knowledgeable, inspiring, and beloved native plant ecologists and we hope you’ll join us for this extraordinary opportunity to hear from her in Greensboro.

Please join us Wednesday, October 4th at 7 p.m. at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410 (phone 336-373-2923).  All are welcome, though of course we hope you’ll be inspired to join the NCNPS and support efforts to plant more natives and wildlife habitat!

Attendees often arrive a little early to chat and check out door prizes or books. We don’t always have these, but often do. Feel free to bring a native plant to share or save it for fundraisers at the spring and fall outings, or our annual picnic in June. Funds raised support native plant research mini-grants or scholarships to attend the wonderful Cullowhee Native Plant Conference in July.

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