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February 2020

Mt. Cuba Center’s The Beginner’s Native Perennial Garden: Section A

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 BARLEY MILL RD
HOCKESSIN, DE

Well-planned perennial gardens provide a variety of textures and colors from spring through fall. Learn how to create a garden plan, select hardy native plants for shade, sun, wet, or dry areas, and properly maintain the garden to ensure a healthy, beautiful composition of plants. Leave with a basic perennial garden layout that suits your site and helps benefit the local ecosystem. Bring a scale drawing of your yard. Snow Date: Saturday, March 7

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March 2020

Mt. Cuba Center’s The Beginner’s Native Perennial Garden: Section B

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 BARLEY MILL RD
HOCKESSIN, DE

Well-planned perennial gardens provide a variety of textures and colors from spring through fall. Learn how to create a garden plan, select hardy native plants for shade, sun, wet, or dry areas, and properly maintain the garden to ensure a healthy, beautiful composition of plants. Leave with a basic perennial garden layout that suits your site and helps benefit the local ecosystem. Bring a scale drawing of your yard. Snow Date: Friday, March 20

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The Humane Gardener: Nurturing Habitats for Wildlife at Mt. Cuba Center

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 BARLEY MILL RD
HOCKESSIN, DE

Why do we call some insects "beneficial" while others are "pests"? Why do we welcome some larger animals to our garden while calling others "nuisances"? Why are some plants considered "desirable" while others are "weeds"? In this myth-busting talk, learn how common gardening methods perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting nesting sites, eliminating unintended hazards, identifying and nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and…

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Unplugged Sunday: Treasure Hunt at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N Dupont St.
Wilmington, DE

Celebrate the magic of the outdoors with your family. Join us for a themed walk once a month and reap the benefits of outdoor activity: healthier children, improved sensory skills, and increased attention span. Walks geared towards children up to eight years old. Instructors: Besty Kerlin & Helen Fischel

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