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Andrew Keys at Garden in the Woods / New England Wild Flower Society

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Overview

Speaker: Andrew Keys

Date: 02/12/2013

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Garden in the Woods

180 Hemenway Road Framingham, Massachusetts 01701

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Contact Information

Website: http://newenglandwild.org/learn

E-mail: registrar@newenglandwild.org

Contact Name: Lana Reed, Registrar

Phone: 508-877-7630

Description

WHY GROW THAT WHEN YOU CAN GROW THIS? | Tired of fussy, invasive, or boring plants that require excess care or just plain bring your garden down? Andrew Keys, author of Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? (Timber Press, 2012), discusses native alternatives that are sexier and more sustainable than everyday problem plants. Why grow invasive burning bush for its one season of interest when you could grow native blueberry, a multi-season star? Isn’t it time to replace boring, weedy Vinca with something native and more dynamic, like ‘Gro-Lo’ sumac? Book sales and signing follow the program.

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Andrew Keys at Garden in the Woods / New England Wild Flower Society