For over 35 years, Darien resident Mike Tschebull has been rewilding his Darien backyard with native wildflowers. You can too. Also known as spring ephemerals, these are plants that are harbingers of spring with their fleeting blooms. While they are only here for a short while, they do not die, but instead, become dormant, and spring up every year at the first hints of warm weather.
Come see the magic of these beautiful plants, many of them unique and rare, but all of them native to these parts or the East Coast. Mike's gorgeous photos and presentation will have you rethinking your back yard, too. Mike will show you what he grows, and how you can grow and care for these special blooming wildflowers in your own neck of the woods.
About the Presenter
Mike Tschebull is a native wild flower enthusiast who has been rewilding his backyard Darien woods with native wildflowers for over 35 years. A former "finance guy" who worked at Bankers Trust and Credit Suisse in New York City and Western Europe, his fascination with native wildflowers dates back to his youth, finding similar plants on his grandmother's farm in the Northeast. After purchasing his property in Darien, he tackled the removal of invasive plants that taken over the woods, and replaced them with the lovely wildflowers he will be showing in his presentation. Mike is a former docent at NYBG where he would take visitors on a guided tour of the woods.