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Learn on Saturdays: Native Ephemerals for the Home Garden

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Date Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration   1h 30m

1:30 a.m. Eric Miller, Master Naturalist— Native Ephemerals for the Home Garden
In this presentation Master Naturalist Eric Miller will discuss incorporating native woodland plants in shade gardens with a focus on native spring ephemerals. Miller will recommend species especially good for home gardens and share the challenges of incorporating these plants. He’ll also touch on the ecological and aesthetic reasons for including native ephemerals and their role in the preservation of native pollinators.

Event Hosted by the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
About Learn on Saturdays
Don’t let the cold get you down. Join us on Saturday mornings January through March for weekly educational lectures on a range of topics from lichens to bees to bananas. Each week includes two hour-long sessions. Cost of admission includes both lectures.

Price per Saturday (no preregistration): Members $6, Nonmembers $12
6-Week Punch Card: Members $30, Nonmembers $60
Season pass for all 12 weeks: Members $50, Nonmembers $100

Click here to register and to learn more about the Learn on Saturdays Series

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