The answers to these questions are not always straightforward. For instance, violets are one of the most important plants for fritillary butterflies, and yet they are labelled weeds. Goldenrods, which provide more wildlife benefit than any other herbaceous plant in the flora, are also considered weeds. Join Dan Jaffe for a fascinating discussion of weeds and their place in the landscape.
Instructor: Dan Jaffe is the propagator and stock bed grower at New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) in Framingham, Massachusetts. He earned a degree in botany from the University of Maine and an advanced certificate in Native Plant Horticulture and Design from NEWFS. After interning at Garden in the Woods, Mr. Jaffe worked for a year as Plant Sales Coordinator at the Garden. In addition to many years of experience in horticulture, he has boundless enthusiasm for native plants.