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October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Native Alternatives to Invasive Ornamentals

Lonicera sempervirens is a red, trumpet-like flower with green leaves
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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 as she presents native alternatives to invasive ornamentals and explains how making these substitutions helps protect our ecosystems. A garden walk to view the replacement plants is included.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Sunday, October 10 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 17)

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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