Digging Deeper: Confessions of a Prairie Plant Addict

Digging Deeper: Confessions of a Prairie Plant Addict

Photo: Peter Bevacqua

Sat, Aug 4, 2018
10:00 AM

Join a passionate meadow gardener as he takes a small group through his spectacular four-and-one-half-acre Hudson Valley prairie. He will explain how he got hooked on weeds by his “dealer,” Neil Diboll, owner of Wisconsin’s Prairie Nursery, through gateway plants like purple coneflower, compass plant, and smooth aster, and how his addiction grew as he endeavored to turn a weed-infested hillside into the beautiful prairie you see today. He maintains that he still knows very little about the plants and the process, but the results tell quite a different story, perhaps what an enthusiastic novice really can achieve.

Registration is required and space is limited. This event is rain or shine.

Abeel House Prairie
739 NY-23A
Catskill, NY

Date and time
Saturday, August 4, 2018
10 a.m.

Online registration is now closed.

Your registration includes Open Days admission to this garden destination—a $7 value. The Abeel House Prairie garden is open to general Open Days on this date from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the Garden Conservancy's Open Days toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442, or via email at opendays@gardenconservancy.org.

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