Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Adam Webb—Starting a Native Garden(7 p.m.--welcome early to say hello)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter
(Lonicera sempervirens, coral honeysuckle, by Adam Webb)
Ever wonder how to start a native garden from scratch? Adam Webb, Triad Chapter NCNPS member, did just that when he and his family moved into their Summerfield home. Adam will share how he became interested in native plants and his eventual decision to move into the world of natives. He will discuss techniques and methods tried, as well as resources and challenges involved in the process.
Adam and his family moved into their Summerfield home in the summer of 2015. What started as a small butterfly garden soon turned into becoming a NWF Backyard habitat. During that process he learned about the deep connection between native plants and wildlife. After reading Larry Mellichamp’s book, NATIVE PLANTS OF THE SOUTHEAST, he discovered both the state and local NCNPS, becoming a member in 2016.
Note this is one week later than our usual meeting date since the library is closed on New Year’s Day.
(Tiger swallowtail butterfly on purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, by Adam Webb)
(Woodland natives and habitat elements by Adam Webb)
Join us Wednesday, January 8th, 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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