Nature has spent millennia perfecting plants’ abilities to reproduce and proliferate on their own, and yet we often go to great effort and expense placing every plant in our designed landscapes.
How can we capitalize on plants’ reproductive abilities, and actively encourage existing, planted, and recruited species to colonize our landscapes?
In this lecture, well-known designer and native meadow expert Larry Weaner will discuss principles and protocols for creating dynamic, ecologically rich landscapes where nature does much of the “planting.” The presentation will include detailed case studies that demonstrate how practical, concrete plant proliferation strategies can be applied at diverse scales, from the intimate garden to large multi-acre landscapes. The meadows and other natural areas at Longwood Gardens will also be discussed.
This lecture will take place in the Conservatory Ballroom. Lectures are 1 – 1 ½ hours. Advanced registration required. Space limited.