Gardening in the Mountains presents:
Gardening with Native Plants
Thursday, August 16, 2018
10 a.m. to noon
NC Cooperative Extension
Buncombe County Center
49 Mount Carmel Road
Bill Jones, President of Carolina Native Nursery
Shelby Jackson, Partner and Horticulturalist, Carolina Native Nursery
Ever wonder what plants are best for our gardens here in the mountains of Western North Carolina? For answers, learn from the experts—Bill Jones and Shelby Jackson of Carolina Native Nursery, located in Burnsville, NC, and specializing in native plants.
Together, Bill and Shelby will discuss the environmental importance of native plants along with their significance to birds and pollinators. They will touch on the evolution of natives, how they impact the surrounding environment, and their importance to both our region and your garden. They will also suggest specific shrubs and perennials that are best for your garden.
Whether you are planning a home garden, creating a butterfly or rain garden, or just adding natives to your existing landscape, choosing among the many beautiful plant options can be confusing. This talk will help you make good choices. Learning which plants are best and why is a great way to begin using native mountain species. Come join us to hear about the wonderful world of natives.
The talk is free, but registration is required by calling 828-255-5522. Seating is limited.