Saturday, August 6, 2011

BOW Native Plant Gardening Class Wrap-up

Thanks so much to all the participants in today's Montana BOW Native Plant Gardening Class and Garden Tour. It is always wonderful to meet so many interested and enthusiastic people. I wanted to especially thank Liz Lodman and Barb Furlong for continuing to organize such a wonderful program.  I look forward to teaching again at a Montana BOW workshop in the future.

Here is a link to the presentation I gave:  
Click here to download the presentation
Below are some links to blog posts I covered in class or referenced in discussions.
Below are some of the books and references I talked about in the class:
  • Prairie-style gardens- Lynn Steiner
  • The American Meadow Garden- John Greenlee
  • Front Yard Gardens: Growing more than grass- Liz Primeau
  • The Magic of Montana Native Plants: A Gardeners Guide to Growing over 150 Species from Seed- Sheila Morrison
  • Bringing Nature Home- Douglas Tallamy
  • Shrink Your Lawn- Evelyn Hadden
  • Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards- Sara Stein
  • Paradise by Design, Native Plants and the New American Landscape- Kathryn Phillips
  • The Forgotten Pollinators- Buchmann, Nabhan, and Mirocha
  • Landscaping Ideas of Jays- Judith Larner Lowry
  • Gardening with a Wild Heart -Judith Larner Lowry

Another opportunity to learn about native plant gardening!
The Native Plant Garden at 8th and Grant
Also, I forgot to mention in the class today, but you all are invited to join us for more seed collecting and to learn more about native plant gardening.  On August 18, from 6:30-8:00 pm, we are having a gardening night at a small neighborhood native plant garden my wife and I installed and have been maintaining (see the photo above).  Stay tuned for a blog post about this upcoming event, but, if you can't wait, you can RSVP to the event via the Facebook page for our business, Butterfly Properties, or "like" the new Facebook Page for the neighborhood garden, the 8th Street Native Plant Garden, or click here for more information.

Thank you all again for attending the class- I look forward to hearing about all your garden projects!

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