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This program takes place online on six consecutive Thursdays, from September 9 to October 14. On-site tours will occur on six consecutive Fridays, from September 10 to October 15. Optional exam on Thursday, October 21.
Native plants of the Piedmont are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, you will discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your landscaping needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. This class will be offered as a hybrid model: lectures will be online from 10 to 11 am on the dates above, and weekly plant walks will be offered for groups of 10 students on site at Mt. Cuba Center from 10 to 11 am on Fridays, September 10 to October 15.
About the Instructor:
Renée Kemmerer is Mt. Cuba Center’s Upper Naturalistic Gardens Horticulturist who continues her lifelong dream of working with native plants and exploring their natural communities. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.
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