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March 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Carex for Every Garden

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Carex are a diverse and versatile, yet underutilized genus of native plants that are overflowing with garden merit. They can fill various niches in landscapes as groundcovers and living mulch, while some can even be used on their own as specimen plants. Traditionally thought of as shade perennials, some Carex species exhibit remarkable tolerance to full sun as well, making them a viable and worthy addition to the garden. Sam Hoadley, manager of horticultural research, shares the top-performing Carex from Mt. Cuba Center’s Trial Garden and discusses strategies and examples of how to successfully incorporate Carex in home gardens. A tour of the Carex trial completes the class.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, March 18, 2023 (Snow Date: March 25). It is also offered as an online class. Click here for more information about the online class.

About the Instructor:
Sam Hoadley is the Manager of Horticultural Research at Mt. Cuba, where he evaluates native plants to determine their horticultural and ecological values. Sam received his degree in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture from the University of Vermont.

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