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Learning From Great Gardens: Garden of Whimsy

6/17/2023 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET

Barb Rosen, avid gardener and artist, has been gardening at her Westwood Manor home for over 14 years.  The half-acre site is what Doug Tallamy refers to as the 70/30 mix.  Seventy percent natives and 30 percent non-natives. She has been working toward this balance to support wildlife and has received the backyard habitat certification. But her garden is much more than a cool collection of plants. Barb likes what she calls, "Big, wild and wonky".  A more natural look so full that the weeds can’t compete, and you don’t need to mulch.  A great strategy indeed!  You will see multiple natives like Ironweed, Baptisia, Echinacea, and Solidago, along with creative uses of re-purposed items donated by friends and family.  Raised beds made from metal roofing, a re-purposed window shutters fence, an antique sink made into a water feature and a seed spreader planter, to name just a few.  At every turn there is something else to catch your eye and your fancy. A favorite is her dish plate and cup flowers.  Come wander through, sit in one of many secluded spots, including a gazebo, or check out her adorable greenhouse made from old windows. This garden is full of delightful surprises. 

This event will be hosted in Wilmington, De; specific location and directions will be sent upon registration. Light refreshments will be served.  This is a rain or shine event. 

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10a.m.-11a.m. Admission



11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Admission



1p.m.-2p.m. Admission



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