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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. 

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

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

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

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