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Foundation Gardens that Say "Welcome Home" to Native Plants

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm

Middlesex County Extension Center, 1066 Saybrook Rd Haddam, CT 06438

How can we help beautiful native plants thrive in that traditional bastion of boxwoods and pachysandra, the foundation garden? In this two-hour session, we will focus on native shrubs, small trees, perennials, grasses, and groundcovers that suit foundation gardens. We’ll also explore some of the special design challenges associated with this part of the landscape, talk about native species and their “nativars,” look at native substitutes for traditional foundation plants, and identify deer-resistant selections. Handouts will include useful lists of plants and design resources.


Gail Reynolds

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (primary), Extension, UConn Master Calendar

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