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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
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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.

March 2020 Meeting Announcement

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our March Meeting

Program: Integrating Natives Into An        Existing Garden and Landscape 

Tuesday, March 10 at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room
[30 South Main Street]

Pat Sommers, owner of Natural Selections Nursery in Weaverville, will be presenting a program on “Integrating an established garden/landscape with natives.”  Her talk will feature a variety of southern Appalachian native perennials for sun/shade, wet-dry conditions, small and large spaces.  We will also discuss how native perennials enhance our gardens and why they are important to the ecology of our larger landscape.
Pat’s background:
Natural Selections Nursery:  Pat started growing southern Appalachian natives from seed 11 years ago when she moved to this area.  She moved to Weaverville in 2015 and have been steadily growing since then.
Pat studied horticulture/landscape design  at the Chicago Botanic Garden, including an internship in plant breeding and plant evaluation.

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 in 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!

Gardening with Perennial Native Plants
Gardening with Perennial Native Plants

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.

Gardening With Native Shrubs & Perennials, Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30 am

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our November Meeting
Program Topic: Gardening With Native Shrubs & Perennials

Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room

Shelby Jackson, of Carolina Native Nursery in Burnsville, will present a program on Gardening with Native Shrubs and Perennials. Some native grasses will be included in the talk. Shelby will be sharing information regarding the environmental importance of gardening with native plants and what specific plants will do best in your mountain gardens.

Her presentation will open with some big picture facts about native plants and how they affect our environment, the birds, and our pollinators. She’ll talk about the evolution of native plants and how they make our world what it is today and how native plants are necessary to feed our native bird population and they also host a multitude of native insects and pollinators.

Native plants will be available for purchase (with cash or check).

Shelby is a University of Tennessee Horticulture alumnus. She has extensive knowledge of native plants, as they are one of her passions. In addition to managing sales operations at large nurseries and garden centers, her experience includes, horticultural research in the field and the laboratory, landscape design, and consulting. She is an N.C.N.L.A. Certified Plant Professional and has served on the Hendersonville Tree Commission, and the Horticulture Technology board at Blue Ridge Community College.

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.