As we move into the fall season, perhaps you’re busy getting your garden or landscape ready for its winter rest. Just because your plants will be resting doesn’t mean you can’t continue thinking, planning, and learning about your plants and landscape throughout the fall and winter seasons! We are excited to share with you the final programs in our 2016 Fall Lecture Series, to be held at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Library – two excellent presentations that will inform your work with native plants and increase your environmental awareness.
On Tuesday, November 1st, join Dr. Peter Raven – Missouri Botanical Gardens’ president emeritus – as he presents “Saving Plants, Saving Ourselves”, a special lecture championing efforts to care for our environment during a time of rapid change, and emphasizing the importance of plants in our own health. Dr. Raven is a longtime champion of research geared toward saving Earth’s endangered plants and is a leading advocate for conservation and environmental sustainability.
RSVP for this free lecture here.
On Tuesday, December 6th, Alan Branhagen, Powell Gardens’ director of horticulture, will delve into his recently published book, Native Plants of the Midwest – A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden. The book serves as the ultimate guide to the best indigenous plants for the Midwest and provides all you need to know to grow them successfully in your own landscape. During his presentation, he’ll introduce you to some of the best selections from the book and will offer ideas on adding them to your landscape for an infusion, of color, texture, and biodiversity.
Alan’s book will be available in stores starting November 30th. Pre-order your copy now through Perennial Gifts, the Powell Gardens gift shop! You may choose to have the book shipped to you (for an extra fee) or pick it up at the lecture! Call 816-697-2600 x309 or stop by the shop to pre-order.
This lecture is also part of Powell Gardens’ new Native Plant School!
Click here to learn more about Alan’s book, the Native Plant School, and to RSVP for this free lecture after November 6th.
Our Society of Perennial Partners will enjoy exclusive perks at both lectures. Join the Society by November 1st and attend a special pre-lecture reception with Dr. Peter Raven at Andre’s Confisurie Suisse, and receive a free copy of Alan Branhagen’s book and attend an exclusive reception after his lecture, hosted by Wendy and George Powell. RSVP required. Contact Andrea Mason at 816-697-2600 x207 with questions or to join.