Designed Plant Communities

Presented by Claudia West, MLA

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center
975 Indian Landing Road
Millersville, MD 21108

Today’s gardeners and designers have access to more plant choices than ever before, including native species and their highly attractive cultivars. But awesome plants alone do not automatically translate into great planting. Instead, many well intended plantings fail on an aesthetic level or are difficult to maintain with available resources.

Have you ever asked yourself why your rain garden or butterfly habitat requires so much attention while wild plants seemingly thrive without any care at all? The answer lies in the way plants mingle and combine with one another.

This presentation will dive into the fascinating world of wild plant communities and translate their core principles into hands on design and management strategies. Join us and discover how plants fit together in attractive, resilient, and manageable planting.

$10 Registration

Download and share the flier: Designed Plant Communities: Presentation by Claudia West on Nov 20, 2014 (.pdf)

Claudia West is the Ecological Sales Manager at North Creek Nurseries and is a renowned speaker on topics concerning native plants in restoration work.

Sponsored by

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Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center