Creating Healthy Habitat: ‘Good’ Plants and Pollinators in Your Garden

About this Course

If you’ve gotten underway in planning your garden, perhaps you’re wondering whether you’ve selected the right plants, whether you’ve identified all the plants that were already in your yard that should be kept, versus those that should be eliminated.  This class will delve into some of the best native plants for each part of the growing season, and it will also identify some of the invasive species that need to be taken out to grow a garden that will provide enhanced habitat for wildlife and encourage pollinators.  In addition to these ‘good’ and ‘bad’ plants, we’ll look at some of the notable beneficial insects that help support plants and consider how to attract them to the plantings rather than applying harsh chemicals.  We’ll also identify some of the most commonly problematic insects that are destructive in our gardens, along with best practices for eliminating them.

The first class meets on campus, and the 2nd will be a walking tour of a local garden.  Directions given out in the first class.

Course Details

Continuing Ed / Non-Credit
Tuition: $70
Subject: HORT 0106

Sections Offered

Section: 01 CRN: 80210
Location: W208
Type: Hybrid
Instructor: Jacqueline Algon, Advanced Master Gardener
No. of Sessions: 2
06/11/2024 - 06/18/2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 am