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September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Succession Planting

The white vertical blooms of Tiarella cordifolia line a garden path at Mt. Cuba Center.
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Even in small spaces, we can boost diversity and interest through the seasons with succession planting. Learn the growth habits, preferences, and physical characteristics of native plants that can be combined to create layered and ecologically beneficial planting designs.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

About the Instructor:
Leah Blanton is a planting designer and horticulturist, using her artistic eye and plant knowledge to create functional urban landscapes for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, where she designs a diverse range of public horticulture projects in Philadelphia. She co-owns an ecological garden design company and earned her certificate of Sustainable Garden Design from the New York Botanical Garden.

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