Over the years, we have noticed a few differences between maintaining native and non-native plants. Native plants grow well in community while a non-native (traditional) garden has plants that don’t grow together naturally and aren’t adapted over thousands of years to the local environment. This class will take you through some nature-inspired native plant maintenance tips, for smaller home gardens as well as larger acreage prairies.
Native Plant School Winter 2022 Schedule (all classes are online):
- Jan 27 | 7 pm – Site Analysis to Guide Planting Decisions with Scott Vogt
- Feb 10 | 7 pm – Rethinking Native Plant Maintenance with Scott Vogt
- Mar 3 | 7 pm – Seasons of Color with Katie Schmidt
- Mar 24 | 7 pm – Nativars, Cultivars and Adaptables, oh my! with Brad Guhr
The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains offers numerous workshops that encourage the use of native plants in landscaping. Native plants are drought tolerant, ornamental, and provide food and shelter to wildlife. A landscape rich with native plants can be enjoyed for its beauty and the wealth of birds and pollinators it attracts.