Grow Native! Professional Member Event: Fine Gardening Symposium - Oct. 19-20, 2018

Grow Native! Professional Member Event:

Don’t miss the 25th anniversary celebration of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden and the First-ever Fine Gardening Symposium at Shaw Nature Reserve!

Friday, October 19 –  4:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Social in the Garden, welcome and introduction by Dr. Quinn Long followed by keynote address from Scott Woodbury: 25 Years of Native Landscaping in The Whitmire Wildflower Garden

Saturday, October 20 – 8 am to 4:30 pm – Presentation on the history of gardening with native plants in the St. Louis region and beyond, plus tours and discussion in the garden with the experts: Scott Woodbury, Jen Sieradzki, Terri Brandt, James Faupel, Angie Weber, Victoria Hatfield, Cody Heyo, Carrie Coyne, Mervin Wallace, Susie Van de Reit, Cassie Bock Holcomb, Neal Hansum, Mitch Leachman, Simon Barker, and Chris Hartley.

Subjects covered include:

Planting Design
• Assessing the Site for Soil Moisture and Light
• Perennial Plant Combinations
• Traditional vs. Naturalistic Garden Design
• Hardscaping (paths, planters and walls)

Garden Types
• Shade Gardening
• Rain Gardens
• Water Gardens
• Container Gardens

Right Plant Selection

• Native Plants for Pollinators
• Native Plants for Birds
• Native Annuals and Biennials
• Native Groundcovers
• Native Edibles
• Native Vines
• Native Small-flowering Trees, Shrubs and Vines

• Best Installation Methods
• Weeding, Watering Mulching
• Keeping Design Legible

Registration is at
(when you get to the registration page select the quick link for Shaw Nature Reserve in the upper right and scroll down to the events section)
10/19/2018 - 10/20/2018

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