Native Plant Center Events
What: Native Plant Appreciation Weekend
When: Saturday–Sunday, September 6 & 7, all day
Where: Rosedale Nurseries, Inc.
51 Saw Mill River Road, (Route 9A)
Hawthorne, NY 10532-1598
Description: Once again Rosedale Nurseries in Hawthorne is hosting a weekend-long sale to benefit The Native Plant Center. Find native trees, shrubs, and more with the help of our knowledgeable volunteer personal shoppers and nursery staff who will answer questions and help you make selections. Free workshops will be taught by Go Native U instructors. Stop by Rosedale’s garden shop for books, gardening supplies, and more. A percentage of all sales on September 6 and 7 will be donated to The Native Plant Center.
A free workshop will be taught by Go Native U instructors at 11 a.m. each day:
Saturday, Sept. 6: Native Substitutes for Overused Species, by Carolyn Summers
Sunday, Sept. 7: Host Plants that Support Butterflies & Other Pollinators, by Kim Eierman
Stop by Rosedale’s garden shop for books, gardening supplies, and more. A percentage of all sales on September 6 and 7 will be donated to The Native Plant Center. Members, remember to ask for your 10 percent discount at Rosedale, which is a year-round benefit.
What: Native Oasis: A private garden tour and reception for the benefit of The Native Plant Center
When: Sunday, September 14, 4–7 p.m. (Raindate: September 21)
Where: Hartsdale, NY (Address will be provided upon reply.)
Description: Enjoy camaraderie, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres at your hosts’ 1½-acre property that has been transformed into an oasis of native plantings within a typical suburban neighborhood. Features of this serene retreat include a rain garden, sunny and shady native perennial and shrub borders, a fern garden, a woodland garden, and a tiered wildflower meadow that replaces an area of front lawn.
Guests will tour the gardens with knowledgeable docents who will discuss the plants and the distinct garden zones. Plant lists will be available. Savor an evening of leisure while learning how to incorporate native plants and sustainable practices into a home landscape.
What: Nature’s Invaders: Unwelcomed Plants and Pests
When: Friday, September 26, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Where: Westchester Community College, Classroom Building, Room 100
Description: Invasive species threaten a diverse and balanced ecosystem and contribute to the loss of native plant species. Go Native U at Westchester Community College will focus on the issue—and what gardeners and landscape managers can do to tackle the problem—during this special back-to-school event. In two companion classes, students will learn the identification of common invasive plant species, a new means of monitoring them, and removal techniques, including a field practicum. Details.
To register, call 914-606-6830 and press 1.