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Sneak Peek Members Only Rebroadcast: Welcoming Nature to Your Yard

609 views October 22, 2021
Join Mount Vernon’s Greenhouse Manager, Melanie Welles Creamer, as she discusses ways to invite and encourage nature to reside in your yard. Spoiler alert – many of these practices are very easy to do! This webinar will touch on what plants to grow but will mainly focus more on how to combine ecology and horticulture in your everyday gardening practices to make your yard more habitat friendly. This is the first of a four part series. Future webinars will focus on trees, shrubs perennials and other plants to grow in your yard to create a diverse habitat. Don't miss out! Become a member today: mountvernon.org/memberaccess Timestamps: 0:12 - I'm Melanie! 0:53 - Why do you want nature in your yard? 4:48 - Lawns: the good & the bad 7:10 - Invasive plants 👎 11:59 - Native plants 👍 19:05 - What should you plant? 21:58 - Creating a layered landscape 25:21 - Buying Trees 28:10 - Buying Shrubs 30:18 - Buying Perennials 31:13 - Buying Plants 38:47 - Nativars 41:19 - Native Plant Societies 41:40 - Bees 🐝 49:10 - Do you need to cut back your perennials? 53:03 - Mosquitos 58:03 - Wasps 59:00 - Lights in your garden 1:00:53 - Leaves (nature's mulch!) 1:04:35 - Brush Pile 1:05:22 - Dead Trees - keep them or cut them? 1:07:53 - Other Ways to Help 1:11:38 - Get your kids involved 1:13:00 - Conclusion & Takeaways 1:13:50 - References
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