Natives – for your Garden, for the Planet
CANCELLED – Thursday, April 30, 2020 – 7 pm
Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental & Cultural Center
125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ
$5 donation requested
Join David Hyde, of Well-Sweep Herb Farm, to learn about the benefits of perennial natives and nativars as well as how to introduce them into the garden and help them thrive. There will be information presented on selecting, transplanting, growing, and maintaining natives and how to use them for different landscape solutions. Because native plants are adapted to the local area, they require less water, are less susceptible to pests and diseases, and do not generally need fertilizer. These important plants provide nectar, pollen and seeds that feed native butterflies, insects, birds and other animals. Native plants can be particularly important at Lake Hopatcong in filtering water before it reaches the lake and making your yard much less attractive to geese.
Avid gardener and plant enthusiast, photographer, outdoorsman and co-owner of Well-Sweep Herb Farm’s family business – David Hyde manages and assists in all areas of the farm’s large retail and mail order operation. Whether producing or growing the farm’s diverse collection of 1,898 varieties of herbs and perennials to functioning as the farm’s resident plant specialist – his interest, passion and knowledge abounds. David provides group lectures and tours at the farm’s special events as well as other venues, and has been a featured speaker at Longwood Gardens, the Mohonk Mountain House, and the Rutgers Master Gardener’s Association of New Jersey.
David and the Well-Sweep team are, once again, supplying all of the plants, organically grown, for our Native Plant Sale on May 2.