“Going Native: Low Maintenance Trees and Shrubs” With Betty Sanders on November 21st 2017

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Native trees and shrubs evolved in New England without our help. Adapted to hot, dry summers and cold winters, resistant to browsing deer and local insect, they attract birds and butterflies, and add color to your landscape. Cultivars of native plants have changed the face of natives - expanding the color palette and options for the gardener.

Betty Sanders holds Lifetime Master Gardener status with the MA Master Gardener Association, is a member of the Landscape Design Council, the Gardening Study Council and Environmental Council. She has studied gardening at the Arnold Arboretum, the New York Botanical Garden and the New England Wildflower Society and she holds a degree in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Betty previously designed and maintained a two-acre garden which was selected for the Garden Conservancy Open Days Program. She is now creating a 90-percent-plus native garden at her new home.

This program will be held at Faith Community Church, Room 218, 146 E. Main Street in Hopkinton. Our club’s general meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. The speaker portion is at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. New members are welcome any time during our club year.

The Hopkinton Garden Club is an affiliate of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.hopkintongardenclub.org or email: [email protected]. Come learn with us!