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BSLA – Designing with Plant Communities
October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Designing with Plant Communities — NEW DATE
October 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
(THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2020. THIS IS THE NEW DATE.)
Grow Native Massachusetts’ 2020 Evenings with Experts public lecture series continues with Dan Jaffe, Horticulturist, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary.
All too often, during the design process, we think of plants on an individual or species basis. Yet in the landscape, plants are constantly interacting with one another in intricate ways. What happens if we create planting plans focused on complete systems rather than collections of individuals? Join us to learn how to create healthy, resilient plant communities that are beautiful and ecologically vibrant. Dan Jaffe will discuss how to select and combine the right species for specific site conditions, and how this community-oriented approach can be applied to plantings of all sizes.
Dan Jaffe is passionate about ecological horticulture, and enhancing the wildlife value of every landscape. Prior to joining Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, he was the senior plant propagator at Garden in the Woods. He is the co-author of Native Plants for New England Gardens, which features his captivating photographs.