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Native Perennials for the Home Garden

  • 23 May 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Individuals who are not members of the state Association



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Native Perennials for the Home Garden

With Matt Jones, Chatham County Horticulture Agent

Date:  Thursday, May 23, 2024

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST via Zoom 

(Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for the live presentation)


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About this Presentation:

Natural areas are being replaced with managed landscapes of non-native turf and plants that may not support native wildlife as much as native vegetation. But with the right selection of trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses, you can attract and support birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife to turn your landscape back into a healthy, functional ecosystem.

In this presentation about gardening with native herbaceous perennials and grasses, participants will learn why native plants are so important for local food webs, how to select plants based on their adaptation to site conditions, aesthetic value, and their capacity to support beneficial insects and other wildlife vital to ecosystem health. We will also explore examples of native perennials adapted to different site conditions and how to provide habitat or leaf, nectar, and pollen forage throughout the year.

The presentation will be recorded for 

members to view later in our Video Library.

About Our Speaker: 

Matt Jones has been a horticulture extension agent with NC State University since 2015 and in Chatham County since 2018. His education and outreach program targets home gardeners, ornamental nurseries, and landscape professionals, and he is the coordinator for the Extension Master Gardener program in Chatham County. Matt has a Master of Science in Horticultural Science from the University of Bologna, a Master of Science in Botany and undergraduate degrees in botany and microbiology from the University of Oklahoma.

*Approval of this presentation for continuing education credit is at the discretion of

your program.


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