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Evenings in the Garden - Michigan Native Plants & "Nativars" (Novi)

Sponsoring Organization: MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.

End Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location : MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI. 48337

Description of the Event: 

June 28 – Kim Roth—Michigan Native Plants & "Nativars" -

Most gardeners now know the value of planting native plants: they are better adapted to our local climate and soils, have evolved to be resistant to the common pests and diseases, and support the native pollinators. However, have you ever tried natives and failed?

Kim Roth, Perennial Department Manager at Christensen's Plant Center, will enlighten us on why natives naturally perform better in the wild; what issues they have when we plant them in our yard; and gives us the remedies, too. She will tell us why selected cultivars of native plants – a.k.a. "nativars" – might be better choices. Find out about successful natives and nativars for your home, along with features and bloom times of each, so that you can choose a successful, well-adapted landscape with continuous beauty throughout the growing season.

Education Credit Hours: 2

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