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.