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Saturday, April 13th, 2024
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Nancy Lawson's garden

Members Only Home Garden Tour

Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener and Wildscape, has agreed to host our April 13th Open Garden! She and her husband Will have limited parking, so initially we will be limited to fifteen people, but may be able to fit a few more if everyone carpools. Nancy will show us around her habitat and although early, if previous years are any indication, the redbuds will likely be in full bloom, and a few little patches of bluebells will be almost done. There were lots of tadpoles in the pond today! The golden ragwort will be just getting started throughout the habitat, as well as possibly some phloxes, and the ostrich ferns will be unfurling. We'll navigate around a large brush pile and admire the way the downy and hairy woodpeckers have busily pockmarked all the tree trunk pieces placed throughout the garden -- as well as the way the pileated woodpeckers have torn some of the stumps to pieces. The frogs should be out and about, and you never really know which ones we'll see or if they will be too shy. The ponds are small (one dug out and two very small tubs) but filled with life. Nancy has deer pressure, so there are many cages around young trees and shrubs, but we can also look at how brambles and dead wood protect plantings from browsing -- and how she mixes the tasty plants with the untasty as a strategy for coexisting with deer and the bun-buns! 🙂 She wants everyone to know that hers is not an all-native place and there are always invasives popping up.

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