Knee Deep in Prairies held at Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville, Wisconsin on Saturday, August 26, 2016 will be a day of workshops, tours and sessions on prairies, native plants and habitat restoration, and features another one of my favorite people, Neil Diboll of Prairie Nursery. Neil will present the keynote on “Prairie Plants for Urban and Suburban Gardens:”
“Many of our native prairie flowers and grasses make excellent garden plants. The showy blooms and ornamental textures of the grasses provide so many opportunities to create low maintenance, ecologically sound landscapes that require little or no fertilizers, pesticides and watering. The North American Prairie is dominated by perennials that can be included in “pure prairie” gardens, or mixes with other more traditional perennials. Neil will highlight the showiest and best-behaved prairie plants for creating a wide variety of prairie gardens in small areas.”
Prairie Nursery, which is one of the oldest native plant nurseries in the United States, is owned and managed by Neil who has been a long-time proponent of native plants and natural landscaping, and of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes. He’s also a very dynamic speaker. If you have the opportunity to hear him speak, I know you’ll agree.
Thanks, Loris Damerow for bringing this event to my attention.