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June 2020

Webinar: Let Them Eat Flowers: The Gardens of Paris

Wed, June 3 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

A Walk in the Garden: Over the past two hundred years, designers have created a uniquely Parisian look to the gardens, as they have become a cultural way of life. This presentation will take us on a virtual walk through many of the spectacular gardens of Paris.

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Webinar: Landscaping with a Purpose – What’s Diversity Got To Do with It?

Wed, June 10 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

A Walk in the Garden: Landscaping with purpose and following guidelines for diversity does not require a large space, but it does require creative vision. Randi Eckel will explain the strategies.

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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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Webinar: Spring to Summer: Native Plants that Bridge the Seasonal Divide

Wed, June 17 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

A Walk in the Garden: Ian Caton will discuss flowering native plants that bridge that seasonal gap from spring to summer.

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Webinar: GARDEN WAYS: Professional Tips on Design and Plant Selection

Wed, June 24 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

A Walk in the Garden: Karen Howard will share some techniques she uses to create a garden space, and structure a landscape design. 

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Floodplain Management 101

Tue, June 30 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

This course will provide an overview on NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) and current Pennsylvania floodplain regulations. Best practices and resources will be highlighted.

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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

Webinar: Specialist Bees

Wed, July 1 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

A Walk in the Garden, Heather will highlight many of these native plant-bee specializations as well as the overlapping habitat requirements of the bees and plants.

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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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