Date(s) - 01/24/2017
Horticulturist will give free two-part program
Gardens tie our home to the surrounding landscape, provide an outlet for artistic expression, are a source for natural beauty, and offer refuge from a hectic and unpleasant world. This two-part series will be presented by Horticulturist Sonja Lallemand. The first presentation on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 will introduce basic principles and ideas on designing your landscape and the necessary first steps to success. The second program on February 27, 2017 will focus on plant choices, primarily Illinois native flora that nurture and feed our little friends, bring you joy, and require minimal care. Learn how you can do your part in your own backyard.
Presenter Sonja Lallemand is a member if the Illinois Native Plants Society – southern chapter, Tupelo Wild Ones and the Marion Garden Club.
The program is FREE and open to the public
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2016
216 East Monroe St (alley)
Entrance and parking in rear, off Monroe Street between Marion and Washington, behind Newell House and Holt Tire
7:00 p.m. Monday, February 27
Carbondale Civic Center, Room 111
200 South Illinois Avenue
Sponsored by Tupelo Chapter of Wild Ones Native Landscapers
Wild Ones® began in 1979 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and became a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation in 1990. Membership currently totals more than 3000 nationwide, with fifty- six active chapters in fourteen states.
Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
Members hold monthly meetings and participate in field trips, seed collecting, plant rescues, and slide lectures by various experts in the field. At the national level there is the bi-monthly publication, the Wild Ones Journal, which contains interesting articles and practical advice about natural landscaping and biodiversity.