Rick Darke, a nationally known landscape design consultant and award-winning author, will discuss how to design home gardens that are both beautiful and able to support a broad array of wildlife on Wednesday, November 12, at the Arlington Central Library Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Mr. Darke’s most recent book, written with Doug Tallamy, is The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. It describes how to create a beautiful home garden using native plants that are biologically diverse and contribute to ecological function. A 30-minute book signing will precede and follow Mr. Darke’s talk, which will begin at 7 p.m. The library is located at 1015 N. Quincy Street in Arlington.
Lead sponsors of the event are the Arlington Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (Arlington/Alexandria), in partnership with Friends of the Arlington Public Library, the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria, and Arlington Regional Master Naturalists.