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Garry Ober Talk About Invasive Plants



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Garry Ober Talk About Invasive Plants

Although the snowdrifts are still in evidence, a few brave crocuses and snow drops have begun to make a tentative appearance in the sunnier areas of some Newtown yards. Spring can’t be too far off; and to help turn thoughts to the warmer days ahead, Garry Ober, co-partner of the Burr Farm Garden Center on Obtuse Road, will give a talk and slide show on ecological landscaping. The talk is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at 10 am in the meeting room of the library.

Mr Ober’s talk will focus on identifying some  non-native invasive plants commonly found in our area, what we can do as gardeners to keep these aggressive newcomers under control, as well as some examples of native plants that can be planted in our gardens and yards to help restore native biodiversity. 

Plants common to Newtown gardens including Japanese barberry, Asiatic bittersweet, burning bush, some honeysuckles, and even purple loosestrife fall into the category of non-native and invasive. So before heading to the garden center this spring, learn which plants to weed and which to nurture.

 This program is free and open to the public. Call the library at 426-4533 to reserve a place or if you have any questions.

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