Free Seminar — Gardening with Native Plants

Saturday, February 27, 10 am

Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks store, 12101, Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA

Keith Tomlinson, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Park Manager

As our natural areas become smaller and more fragmented, home gardens become increasingly important in preserving habitat for our native plants and wildlife. See how to have a beautiful garden AND help the environment at the same time.

Painting of Dirca palustris (eastern leatherwood)
Dirca palustris (eastern leatherwood) © by Bonnie Driggers. Eastern leatherwood is one of the earliest spring blooming plants.

The small Dirca palustris (eastern leatherwood) deciduous shrub is a native plant that grows to about 6 feet in height and has tiny yellow flowers that appear in March or April.

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Bonnie is on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). She is a member of the Botanical Artists of the National Capital Region (BASNCR), Immediate Past President of the Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE), and Editor of the BAEE book American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic.