Darien Library is thrilled to welcome horticulturist and author, Uli Lorimer, to talk about his book, The Northeast Native Plant Primer: 235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden.
Think native species for your garden beds, and you will be so glad you did. Native plants are just as beautiful as their exotic counterparts! In addition are generally hardier, and more resistant to pests and disease, because...they belong here! An added bonus--they attract birds and insects and other fun wildlife. Who doesn't love a butterfly?
Uli's incomparable sourcebook includes 235 recommended native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, wildflowers, grasses, sedges, and annuals. It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden. This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Make the change to native plants this spring and summer!
About the Author
UIi Lorimer is the Director of Horticulture for Native Plant Trust, in Framingham, Massachusetts. The Native Plant Trust is the nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on New England’s native plants. He oversees the facilities and operations at Garden in the Woods and at Nasami Farm. Uli brings 20 years of experience working with native plants in public gardens with previous positions at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Wave Hill Garden and the US National Arboretum. He is a tireless advocate for the use of native plants in designed spaces through his public speaking, writing, lectures and media appearances. Not surprisingly, Uli feels most grounded with his hands in the soil.