Sow for the Future: Native Trees and Shrubs (Field Study)
September 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Whether grown from seed or transplanted as seedlings, plants can adapt to changing conditions and challenging environments. This class will focus on growing Maine and northern New England woody species from seed, plants that can benefit urban communities and rural developments or woodlots by filling in empty spaces and protecting and bringing nutrients back to the soil. Discussion will offer tips for successful plant development for either transplant- or direct in-ground cultivation as well as securing seedlings through to maturity and protecting from deer grazing.
Shawn Jalbert is the steward of the Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary in Springvale (under the sponsorship of the New England Wild Flower Society). He consults on landscape restoration and propagates native plants at his wholesale nursery, Native Haunts, in Alfred, Maine.
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 date: Saturday, October 2, 2021