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Fothergilla gardenii (Witch Alder). Photo © Mary Free
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Best Bets: Native Plants for Shade

April 21 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am EDT

Gardeners often consider it a challenge to plant in the shady parts of their gardens, but home landscapes with trees can bring welcome relief from the increasing summer heat we are experiencing in our region. Join Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills to learn how to make the most of your shady yard. After discussing degrees of shade, the importance of using layered vegetation, and techniques for building your soil, she introduces a variety of native plants from trees and shrubs to wildflowers, ferns, and ground covers that will bring beauty through the year while providing important support to local wildlife

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If you can’t join us for a live online presentation, video recordings of the sessions are posted to the Master Gardener Virtual Classroom.

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Registration closes the day before the event begins at 8 p.m.

If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify Octavia Walker, Unit Administrator at (703) 228 6400 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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Hydrangea (left) and scarlet beebalm and phlox (behind redbud) in June 2016