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Ecological Synergies: Understanding Performance-Based, Resilient Landscapes
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Join us amidst the stunning landscape at Longwood Gardens for a unique and in-depth look at plants. During interactive sessions, you'll consider the ecological role and specific natural requirements of plants in particular landscapes, the part plants can play in remediating contaminated sites, and the role of morphology in determining plant performance This workshop qualifies for 5 PCH CEUs.

When: Friday, November 20, 2015
9 am - 5 pm
Where: Symposium
1001 Longwood Rd
Kennett Square, Kennett Square, PA  19348
Presenter: Longwood Gardens
Contact: Penny Lewis

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Plant Ecology for Creators
By learning more about the inner workings of plants, creators of designed plantings can make informed plant choices. Design that emphasizes an ecological focus considers how plants fit into the environment and what that means for their performance in the landscape.

The Meadow Garden Expansion: An Ecological Review
One year after the meadow completion, Jonathan Alderson and Tom Brightman reflect on the ecology of the meadow. What design elements have been successful and what aspects of the meadow need to be revisited?

Phytoremediation: Pollutant Purging Plants!
Plants can help to remediate a site’s contaminants and Kate will review newly developing, science-based techniques being used in the field. Cost-effective phytoremediation plantings can be effective in mitigating on-site pollutants, but these interactions can be complicated. Kate’s presentation will provide a clearer understanding of horticultural limitations and implications for future integration in design and planting. When do they work and when don’t they?

Plant Morphology: Guide to Predicting Plant Performance
How long will certain plants survive? Will they spread? How will the new border design look in five years? As a follow-up to this mornings introduction to plant morphology and ways to predict long-term plant performance, this interactive demonstration considers plant morphology in the light of what is known about growth through the year. Using live plant material, Noel Kingsbury will provide a practical, plant morphology demonstration with valuable take­ away insights.

Through examples, attendees ​are encouraged ​to think about how plants are linked to their natural habitats and ecology and how this connection can inform the way we use them in our gardens.


This symposium qualifies for 5.5 PCH CEUs.

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