Garden Design Inspired by Nature
Many garden designers and landscape architects are thinking of garden design in a new way, considering the plants they select as members of an intermingling community, rather than as individual specimens surrounded by beds of mulch. This approach to design can lead to gardens that are beautiful, require less maintenance, and benefit insects, birds, and wildlife by creating sustainable plant communities.
Learn more about this naturalistic style of gardening when Annette MaCoy, Penn State Extension Educator, presents “Naturalistic Planting Design” on Tuesday, September 26, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, located at 100 N. 19th Street in Camp Hill.
Understanding the growth patterns and interactions of perennial plants is a key element to this naturalistic planting style. You will learn tips and ideas on combining plants to create sustainable plant communities that you can use in your own garden, whether it is large or small.
This is the eighth program in the 2017 Gardening with Nature series on environmentally-friendly gardening topics, held at Fredricksen Library and hosted by Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County monthly from February through October.
The registration fee for the workshop is only $5.00, and registration is requested at least one week prior to the workshop date. Door prizes will be given away at each workshop in the series, with a grand door prize of a Penn State Extension Master Gardener Manual to be awarded on October 24, when the final program in the 2017 series, on small flowering bulbs, will be presented by Master Gardener Maggie Pepe.
For more information or to register for this or the October 24 workshop, please contact the Penn State Extension office in Cumberland County at 717-240-6500, or toll-free at 1-888-697-0371 ext. 6500.