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Native Plant Gal: Developing sustainable gardens
May 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm$10 - $15
Join us for an informative morning. Professor Jessica Lubell of the University of Connecticut will offer a presentation about many lesser-known native shrub taxa that are adaptable to landscape conditions— such as Comptonia, Diervilla, Prunus, Myrica, Eubotrys, Viburnum, and Spiraea. She will discuss her wide-ranging research on this subject, including controlled studies on the adaptability of native shrubs, improved methods of nursery propagation to increase the availability of native taxa, and suitability of native shrub cultivars for pollinator support. This presentation will be enlightening to all who garden with natives.
Dr. Jessica Lubell is an Associate Professor of Horticulture at the University of Connecticut, with 18 years of experience working with the horticulture industry. Jessica’s research is focused on improving the availability of native shrubs in the nursery trade and broadening their use among landscapers and designers. She has developed methods for the propagation and container production of native shrubs so that they can be grown more easily in a nursery setting, and she works closely with growers to help them expand their production. Using controlled trials, she has demonstrated the potential of many native shrubs to be used as hardy landscape plants by documenting their durability. Jessica was a 2015 recipient of the New England Nursery Association Young Nursery Professional Award for the state of Connecticut. She enjoys using social media to promote the beauty and utility of native plant landscaping. You can follow her on facebook.com/NativePlantGal and instagram.com/NativePlantGal
10:30 am Coffee; 11:00 am Talk begins. Cost $10 for GLT members/$15 for non-members. Sign up here.