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2013 Natural Landscaping Symposium

Practical information about using native plants in the home landscape to get MORE birds & butterflies, biodiversity, beauty, and a healthy environment… with LESS watering, maintenance, lawn area, and chemicals

Saturday, March 9, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Chattanooga State, Humanities Auditorium

$40 in advance for Wild Ones members; $50 in advance for non-members; $60 at the door for everyone

To register, visit the TN Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones website.

The second annual native plant landscaping symposium presented by the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones is designed for local gardeners and anyone interested in “doing the right thing” in the garden. You don’t need to be an expert to attend. In fact, the symposium was created with both casual and experienced gardeners in mind.

You will learn about the many benefits of using native plants in a natural landscape, and you can find out how to attract butterflies and other desirable wildlife to your garden. Importantly, after this symposium, you will know how to put what you’ve learned into practice. You will leave with practical tips and suggestions on plant selection.

Symposium speakers and topics include:

  • Tim Spira, PhD – “Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachians”
  • Leon Bates – “Building a Native Plant Garden: Native Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines in the Urban Environment”
  • Andy Sessions – “Adding More Beauty: Great Native Perennials for Your Garden”
  • Lisa Wagner, PhD – “Gardening for Nature: Promoting Biodiversity at Home”
  • Cherie Cordell – “Managing Invasive Exotic Plants in a Natural Landscape”

There will be time reserved for questions and answers.

You’ll even be able to choose and purchase from a limited selected of native plants at the event. We know that after you attend this event, you will be inspired to create or enhance your own natural landscape.

Thanks to this year’s sponsors!


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