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Grow Native! Master Class: Challenges with Native Plants with Scott Woodbury

January 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Like teenagers, certain native plants are challenging to garden with. Prickly pear is so prickly. Witch hazel can be so juvenile. Rose verbena is fussy. Winterberry holly is too tall. Garden phlox and Joe pye can be aggressive. Beautyberry doesn’t like the cold. Alabama snow-wreath likes to spread out. Pawpaw needs neighbors. Michigan lily and bunch lily need patience and understanding. Redbud is like James Dean, it lives in the fast lane, then crashes. These and many more native plants will be reviewed in this master class. More importantly, their horticultural solutions will also be discussed.

The master class, to be held via Zoom, will include 50 minutes of instruction with at least 10 minutes for a question and answer period via chat. A recording of the webinar will be available only to those that registered. One CEU for landscape architects will be available.

Cost: free to all MPF dues-paying members and Grow Native! professional members, or $15 for non-members.
Visit our MPF membership page to become a member and attend all master classes for free!

Scott Woodbury is the manager of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, MO, where he has been developing the garden for 30 years. Scott teaches native landscaping classes for Native Plant School, MSD’s Project Clear and the St. Louis Master Gardener program. He is also teaching a new course at St. Louis Community College called Native Landscape Practices. He is a regular speaker, writer and consultant on native landscaping throughout the region. He received a BS degree in horticulture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has worked at various public gardens including Old Westbury Gardens in New York, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, Castello Di Uzzano in Italy, and Tudor Place in Washington D.C. He currently serves as advisor to the horticulture program of St. Louis Community College, Grow Native! and Wild Ones St. Louis. Scott is actively involved in the Partners for Native Landscaping conference, the Shaw Professional Landscaping Series and the small grants programs for The Deer Creek Watershed Alliance and MSD Project Clear.

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January 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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