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Roy Diblik kicks off our first meeting of the season Sept. 21 at our new location-Elmwood Community Center

September 21, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

Perennial Plant Communities and Coming to Know the Plants with Roy Diblik
September 21, 2023 starting at 6:15pm
Live and on Zoom
Elmwood Community Center

1106 New Britain
West Hartford, CT

Perennial Plant Communities: “The Know Maintenance Approach” (6:15 pm)
Roy’s thoughtful way to design perennial plantings welcomes fresh contemporary styles and plant diversity integrated with responsible stewardship concerns. By using a selection of regionally dependable perennials and native plants, endless nature inspired plant patterns can be created, each relating to time and cost to nurture and care for. He will discuss the developing partnership between the gardener, the plants and nature, always knowing the beauty is in the doing.

Coming to Know the Plants
The emphasis will be on the importance of knowing plants and their relationships to each other and the planting site.   We will discuss the nature of plants beyond the general awareness of bloom time, flower color, height and soil conditions.    Coming to know plants places you closer to their lifestyle needs within community.   This thoughtful approach will create a greater interest and deeper enjoyment of landscaping open space, or simply gardening.

Roy is co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm located in Burlington, Wisconsin. He has been growing traditional and native perennials since 1978. His garden designs emphasize plant relationships to maintenance strategies and costs. Roy’s design and planting projects include the Louis Sullivan Arch for the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago and the lakeside plantings for the Oceanarium at the Shedd Aquarium and recently the perennial plantings for Scott Byron’s new garden design for the Chicago History Museum. His book ‘The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden’ highlights his perennial gardening practice.

Free for members; $10 suggested non-member donation. After the event, you’ll receive a recorded copy of the talk.

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