Gardening for Nature is a five-part series sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum that focuses on creating an ecologically friendly garden. Native Groundcovers: Living Mulch, third in the series, will be a Zoom presentation on Thursday, August 10 at 7 pm. The program will be presented by Leah Brooks, Public Programs Assistant at Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware, a botanic garden committed to the conservation of native plants and their habitats.
The Native Groundcovers: Living Mulch Zoom program is $10 for members of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum and $20 for nonmembers. To register, go to www.laurelwoodarboretum.org. A zoom link will be sent to all registered participants. The program is eligible for 1 hour of Passaic County Master Gardener Continuing Education credit.
“Although mulch is a commonly used groundcover, a beautiful tapestry of foliage and flowers is more visually dynamic and ecologically valuable,” said Passaic County Master Gardener Lourdes Osorio. “In this program you will discover a selection of tough, versatile native plants to use as groundcovers in a variety of growing conditions. Gardeners of all levels will benefit from this addition to their gardening expertise.”
Brooks is a University of Delaware graduate with dual bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Wildlife Ecology. Her passion is sharing the joy of nature and native gardening with others.