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June 2020

Celebrating Natives – Garden Tours

Sat, June 13 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Public and Private Native Plant Gardens, Various - Garden addresses provided after registration is complete. + Google Map

Due to concerns about community transmission of COVID-19, we will feature our hosts and their gardens in the June 2020 ELA Newsletter. We look forward to photo tours by our generous homeowners, landscape designers, and area organizations as they provide inspiration and education on native plant gardens.

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2020 Spotlight on Natives Photo Contest

Tue, June 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Between now and June 30, enter your most inspiring photographs of individual native plants or of native plants in a garden setting to ELA's photo contest. You’ll be entered to win a one-year ELA membership.

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July 2020

Virtual Eco-Tour: Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

Thu, July 9 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

This virtual tour will highlight many of these habitats and native plants including: Meadowscapes, both wet and dry, Native orchids, Liatris, Actaea, Pycnanthemum, Solidago, and much more.

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Class: Soil: The Solution Beneath Our Feet

Thu, July 16 @ 10:30 am EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Conducted online: Learn soil basics, then expand your understanding. Find out how soil affects plants’ health, supports sustainability, and combats climate change.

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Class: Structural Plant Combinations

Sat, July 18 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Conducted online: Structural shrubs and trees are essential elements in memorable gardens, providing both ambiance and organizing principles in the landscape.

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August 2020

Advanced Design Workshop with Patrick Cullina 8/5/20

Wed, August 5 @ 8:30 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

This virtual workshop offers a rare small-group and hands-on design experience with award-winning horticulturist and landscape designer Patrick Cullina. In this advanced workshop, participants will learn how to achieve key ecological landscape goals such as biodiversity and durability without sacrificing artistry. CEUs awarded.

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Advanced Design Workshop with Patrick Cullina – 8/12/20

Wed, August 12 @ 8:30 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

This virtual workshop offers a rare small-group and hands-on design experience with award-winning horticulturist and landscape designer Patrick Cullina. In this advanced workshop, participants will learn how to achieve key ecological landscape goals such as biodiversity and durability without sacrificing artistry. CEUs awarded.

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Eco-Tour: Beauty in Flight: A Virtual Tour of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Butterfly House

Thu, August 20 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

With native plants and nectar aplenty, the Butterfly House at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) is a magical world of color, fragrance, and motion. Join this virtual tour to enjoy the magic.

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Class: Shade Gardens: Embracing the Dark Side

Sat, August 22 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Conducted online: Create lush and vibrant shady gardens by learning how to infuse more color, adventure, and intrigue into those sometimes difficult spaces.

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September 2020

Webinar: Why Rain Gardens Fail and Tools for Success

Wed, September 23 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

With appropriate planning, design, construction, and maintenance, rain gardens, bio-swales, and other stormwater treatment workhorses can be an artistic part of our landscapes, gardens, streetscapes, and public spaces.

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October 2020

Class: Propagation – Native Seeds

Sat, October 17 @ 10:00 am EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

Learn how to grow native plants from seed and why the skill is relevant in a horticultural context.

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Class: Native Species, Cultivars, and Selections: What’s the Difference?

Tue, October 27 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

In this class, you will learn about the nuances that distinguish cultivars from native plant selections.

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