Selecting Native Herbaceous Plants
May 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
May 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | online
June 7 and July 26, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Native plant expert Dan Robarts will discuss different native plants to use in various horticultural settings based on their habitat preferences. Plant selections for combinations of soil pH, sun and shade, and wet and dry substrate will be considered, as will be selecting plants for color and texture, their broader ecosystem considerations, application in niche garden communities, and their role in ecological restoration. Class will begin with an online lecture followed by two separate classes in spring and summer, located outdoors at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens where students can apply new knowledge and evaluate examples in the landscape.
To provide safe, in-person classes at the Gardens, classes are held entirely outdoors and have been reduced to 12 students. We are practicing Maine CDC social-distancing protocols.
Rain dates: Tuesday, June 8 and July 27, 2021