Now that planting season is around the corner, many gardeners are confused by the unprecedented number of plants available to use in their garden beds. Have you ever wondered if native plants do better than some old stand bys? You can get all the dirt on the issue at the Royalton Hartland Community Library, 9 Vernon Street in Middleport on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
Karen Cavanaugh, a Master Gardener from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be in the upstairs Community Meeting Room at the library to present “Using Native Plants in the Garden.” While there are problems and benefits associated with using native plants, they are not always clear.
The May 6 presentation by Cavanaugh will both provide information about native plants and their pros and cons, as well as answer questions from participants. This program, sponsored by the Royalton Hartland Community Library, is one of the many programs offered to home gardeners and professional horticulturists by the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Niagara County.
“Now is the time to get some answers from an expert about what is best to use for your garden before you purchase plants for this season’s landscaping around the home,” says Rose Bernard, Library Director.
“There is no charge for the session and residents can call (716) 735-3281 with questions about the program or to register” she adds.
For more information about “Using Native Plants in the Garden” and the library’s other programs, please call the library at (716) 735-3281. Additional details can also be found online at the library’s website at www.RoyHartCommunityLibrary.com .