Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What's Up Under Your Trees? A Native Shrub Workshop

What's Up Under Your Trees? A Native Shrub Workshop.
June 16, 2012 9am to 3pm. $8.00 includes lunch. Earth Connection, Cincinnati Ohio. Please join us to learn more about native plants that grow under the canopy of large trees in Eastern Forests and how you can incorporate shrubs and wildflowers into your home landscape. Speakers include: Christine Hadley, President of Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society, will discuss invasive shrubs, such as Honeysuckle, how to remove it and efforts being made by local groups to eradicate invasive from local restoration projects, including Ohio State Preserves. Brian Jorg, horticulturist for CREW at the Cincinnati Zoo will show us how to propagate native wildflowers. Chris McCullough, President Greater Cincinnati Wild Ones, will talk about native alternative shrubs for Amur Honeysuckle. Debi Wolterman, Midwest Native Plant Society, will show a video of her bio-hedge and explain what plants she selected and why; then what plants NOT to select, as well as how to deal with neighbors on the other side of the hedge. Tim Sisson, President of Western Wildlife Corridor, will lead a hike to show native shrubs and local efforts to restore prime forest habitat in our area. The hike will last approximately 1-1 ½ hours. Easy to moderate walking. Native plants will be available for purchase from Keystone Flora Cost: $8.00 Includes lunch, pay at the door. Cash only, sorry no checks accepted Location: Earth Connection, 370 Neeb Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233 (across from Mt. St. Joseph College in Delhi) About 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati Registration: RSVP by June 1 to Kathy@cincinnatibirds.com or call 513-941-6497 and leave your name and the number attending. Sponsored by the Midwest Native Plant Society.