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Native Plants for Landscapes: A Series for Green Industry Professionals
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Native Plants for Landscapes: A Series for Green Industry Professionals


When: Series of 6 sessions starting 04/01 - ending 10/07
10 am - Noon per session
Where: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River Road
New Hope  
United States
Kathleen Salisbury

Phone: 215-345-3283

A Six Session Series presented by Penn State Extension, Bucks County in partnership with Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, this series designed for the Landscape Professional, will introduce you to common and underused native plants suitable for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Identification, seasons of interest, cultural needs and availability will be discussed.

April 1, May 6, 20, June 3, September 16 and/or October 7, 2016
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River Road
New Hope, PA 18938
We will also address invasive plant identification and management. Fee includes informational binder, workshop registration and light refreshments. All programs will run rain or shine. Dress for the weather. Workshops will use the trails at the preserve, sturdy shoes are recommended. Professional CEUs will be available for some of the sessions.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Invasive Plant ID and Management
Invasives are a common problem in many landscapes. Learn some of the plants becoming a problem in our woodlands and meadows and how to control them.

Friday, May 6, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spring Perennials and Ephemerals
Often overlooked as landscape plants because of their short season, spring ephemerals brighten up early spring landscapes and then fade to allow room for the later blooming plants to show off. We will also take a look at other spring blooming perennials that can be included in landscapes to expand the display season.

Friday, May 20, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Flowering Shrubs
Beyond azaleas and rhododendrons, native shrubs offer a tremendous variety of spring bloom. Come learn about the diversity of shrubs available for the landscape, how to identify them and where to plant them.

Friday, June 3, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ferns and Sedges
Residents are always asking for deer-resistant groundcovers. And now that more people are looking for native plants, here are some options for you. Ferns and Sedges are deer resistant, tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and exposures and are tough plants that will last a long time in the landscape. We will discuss some of each, how to identify them, when to use them and what they need.

Friday, September 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fall Blooming Perennials
Sure mums and asters brighten up the fall landscape but there are so many native options, why not include some of these as well. As we walk through the preserve we will discuss the many fall blooming perennials that not only enliven the home garden but will provide essential late-season nectar for migrating pollinators.

Friday, October 7, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shade Trees and Flowering Trees will be covered during this workshop. Learn about native trees for a variety of landscape situations. Enjoy walking the preserve as the colors change and examine the details of trees up close to help with identification in the field.

This workshop is eligible for 2 PCH CEUs per session.

For more information or to register, please click here: Native Plants for Landscapes: A Series for Green Industry Professionals

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