WHEN: Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event has already taken place. Please come back next year.
WHERE: This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all registered participants by 12:30 p.m. the day of the lecture. Please note that all lectures will be recorded for future viewing by those who are registered.
Josie and Adair will build on the previous lectures to help you choose which trees, shrubs and perennials to plant and where. They will explain why “keystone” native plants are the most important for supporting pollinator insects, caterpillars, birds and other wildlife. The choices you make will not only help nature to heal and thrive but will also add beauty to your garden throughout the year.
Master Gardener Josie Pazdzior has been involved in the Ottawa gardening community for over 20 years as a volunteer with Master Gardeners, the OVRGHS (Ottawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural Society), the Ottawa Horticultural Society, and Canadensis. After retiring from teaching high school and running a B&B, she is coaching new gardeners while designing and installing their gardens. Josie’s special interest is in creating biodiverse gardens that include native plants, alpines, woody plants, and annuals in a beautiful and functional outdoor space
Wherever Master Gardener Adair Heuchan has lived around the world during her diplomatic career, she has tried to garden in vastly different climatic regions. After retiring and joining the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton, she has become increasingly interested in what constitutes “native” plants in our Ecoregion. And now, her passion is to take this a step farther and promote “keystone” plant varieties, those which make the greatest impact in terms of sustaining and enhancing insect, bird and animal life.
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