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Native Plants of Summer

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place


Summer Container

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Use bold foliage as the focal point for a summer container that steals the show. Interweave softer, finer-textured plants and add some brightly colored flowers partial to shade conditions to create an imaginative and eye-catching addition to your deck or patio. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center Friday, June 2, 2023. About the Instructor: Susan Dixon is the perennial plant buyer and department manager at Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin, DE. She has attended classes ornamental horticulture at New York Botanical Garden and is currently earning her certificate of merit at Longwood. She has a passion