In this class, you will learn the value of native plants in our ecosystem, focusing on some specific and popular native flowering plants in our area, some of which can be started from seed as well as bought in a nursery. Participants are welcome to bring names of plants or areas of need they have in their own yards for discussion. We will also discuss handy phone apps that can help you identify unknown plants so you can decide whether to encourage local wildflowers or take out invasive or unwanted species. Informational handouts, book titles and weblinks to follow up on the information discussed during the session will be provided.
Finally, after explaining winter seeding, our planting will begin. Soil, seeds, and various (recycled) containers will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own (used plastic produce containers work well). You will then take home your planted containers with easy follow-up care instructions provided so that come spring, you will enjoy the beautiful flowers.