Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland will be offering a series of gardening classes this summer.
Here’s info from Donna Cooke, horticulture educator there, about the first one:
“Master Gardener Sonja Mason will be talking about the benefits of Native Plants when she presents “What’s Great About a Native Garden?” at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland, 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, on Tuesday, June 24 at 7:30pm.
“Not only do Native Plants flourish with little care and minimal watering, but they grace the garden with spring and fall color, flowers and berries, attracting local birds and butterflies. An array of native beauties that are suitable in all conditions, are just waiting for the opportunity to show their worth in the garden!
“Sonja also leads the project of our recently installed current Rain Garden project here in the Demonstration Gardens at CCE Rockland, which includes native plant species.
“Homeowners can visit the garden and learn about the benefits of installing a Rain Garden, and how they can reduce runoff and improve water quality.
Here’s how the new rain garden looked last week. (photos by master gardener Lorna Kirven-Smith.)
Master gardeners, from left, Adele Yeiser, Ann Ellis, Kit Meenan, Sonja Mason and Eunice Baptista.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, NY 10980
Ph. 845 429-7085