Small ponds and water gardens attract birds, dragonflies, frogs, salamanders, turtles, and the predators that eat them, like red-shouldered hawks. Learn which plants grow in water and just beyond the water’s edge in ponds with permanent standing water. Scott will show you how to manage duckweed, algae, invasive species, pond leaks and soil erosion.
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.
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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.
Photo: Mervin Wallace