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June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Native Alternatives to Invasive Ornamentals

Brightly colored red Itea virginica in the fall.

Non-native invasive plants, like Japanese barberry and English ivy, damage our environment by invading natural areas and outcompeting native plants. To help stop the spread, the Delaware state legislature recently passed a law that will ban the sale of 37 invasive plant species, beginning July 2022. Join Leah Brooks as she presents native alternatives to invasive ornamentals and explains how making these substitutions helps protect our ecosystems. A garden walk to view recommended plants is included.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Saturday, June 25 (Rain Date: Sunday, June 26)

About the Instructor:
Leah Brooks is Mt Cuba’s Public Programs Assistant. She is a University of Delaware graduate with dual BS in Environmental Science and Wildlife Ecology. Her passion is sharing the joy of nature and native gardening with others

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