Native plants are hard to find, so gardeners don’t buy them. Nobody buys them, so suppliers don’t stock them. Nobody sells them, so farmers have no reason to grow them. It’s a vicious circle that Albemarle County staff is trying to remedy. Continue reading … www.c-ville.com/albemarle-county-hosts-native-plant-symposium/#.UT5LI1JZy6h
Based on available science, the plants recommended here were found in this region prior to the arrival of the colonists at Jamestown, thus making them native plants. Native plants are historic to the region, help give us a sense of place, and are an important part of our local ecosystem. A panel of local experts chose these plants based on their current or potential availability, their overall aesthetic interest, and their likelihood to grow well without major care. This database allows everyone from the development community to the backyard enthusiast to search for native plants by uses and growing conditions.
Continue … http://www.albemarle.org/nativeplants/
Piedmont Master Gardener meeting and horticulture lecture open to the public.
Cole Burrell, acclaimed international lecturer, garden designer, award winning author and photographer will give a presentation on “Great Natives for the Virginia Piedmont.”
October 6th, Thursday, 10am
Albemarle County Office Building auditorium
401 McIntire Road at Preston Ave
For information, contact VA Cooperative Extension,
434-872-4580 or www.piedmontmastergardeners.com