Creating Year-Round Interest with Native Plants

Saturday, August 26th 2023

11:00 AM

Some gardeners wonder how to sustain year-round interest in their gardens when many perennials bloom only for a few weeks at a time.

This presentation from a Penn State Extension Master Gardener will share how to select plants thoughtfully to extend a garden’s bloom times and to find other ways to appreciate plants (beyond their flowers!) in your Lancaster County garden.

Though the ideas discussed apply to all perennials, featured examples will be native plants well suited for year-round interest in Lancaster County. An introduction to the many benefits of gardening with native plants is included.

Registration is required ยท Space is limited

Speaker Info

Adam Barkafski is a Penn State Extension Master Gardener in Lancaster County since 2018. A web designer and former public school teacher, Adam is a home gardener by hobby. His gardening interests began with perennials and garden design, and later focused on native plants. Currently, he gardens with an intention to create and preserve pollinator and wildlife habitat.

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who have an interest and enthusiasm for horticulture and are trained in a broad range of horticultural topics. In return, Master Gardeners use unbiased, research-based information to educate our communities on best practices in sustainable horticulture and environmental stewardship.

This program is geared towards adults, but suitable for ages 16+.

Location Details

Lancaster City Branch

Location Address

151 N. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA