October Meeting – Creating Native Plant “Meadows” on Slopes

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our October Meeting – via Zoom

Tuesday, October 12th at 9:30 

Program: Creating Native Plant “Meadows” on Slopes 

Pat Sommers will be presenting a program on Creating native plant “Meadows” in sloped settings. The talk will feature a variety of native perennials for sun/shade, wet-dry conditions, small and large spaces. Pat will also cover methods of site preparation, calculating plant quantities, creating the plant list, planting, and aftercare. How native perennials enhance our gardens and why they are important to the ecology of our larger landscape will also be discussed.  
Pat’s background: 
Natural Selections Nursery:  Pat started growing natives from seed 12 years ago when she moved to this area.  She moved to Weaverville in 2015 and has been steadily growing native plants since then.  
Pat studied horticulture/landscape design  at the Chicago Botanic Garden, including an internship in plant breeding and plant evaluation.
Her native plant background:
  • Her Mother taught her about the native plants of  New England through walks in the woods for many years.
  • Worked as an outdoor volunteer for 9 years at Asheville Botanical Garden.
  • Has taught a number of classes on how to grow natives and the importance of their place in various ecosystems.  
  • Can be frequently found hunched over a plant on the side of a trail any place in the area!
**Email  gardenclubweaverville@gmail.com if you are not a Club member and would like to join this Zoom Meeting

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.