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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.