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Haverford Lecture: Larry Weaner

Native Wildflower Meadows: Let's Get Real


Larry Weaner, photo courtesy of Kim SokoloffSunday, October 9, 2:00pm
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA
 19041

Demand for native meadows, particularly as alternatives to lawn, is increasing and yet few types of landscape plantings are more misunderstood than native meadows, with failures often resulting from inadequate planning and the use of poorly adapted plants. Better results can be achieved when the design reflects the ecological character of naturally occurring meadows. More than one-year wonders, meadow plantings modeled on actual meadow communities provide long-term, easily managed landscapes that harbor a myriad of birds and butterflies, and provide color and texture throughout the year. This presentation discusses meadow design, implementation and management strategies using a series of case studies ranging in age from three to ten years.

Larry Weaner, Principal and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, has over 30 years of landscape design and installation experience, combining expertise in horticulture, environmental science, and the traditions of garden design.

This lecture is cosponsored with Haverford College Arboretum and The Henry Foundation for Botanical Research. Reception follows; free and open to the public.

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