We’re happy to host Clarke County Library’s Free Garden Talks Series – Sustainability in the Garden – at Barns of Rose Hill in 2017. All presenters are members of the Northern Shenandoah Master Gardener Association.
Natives in the Garden: Identifying, Planting, and Encouraging Native Trees and Shrubs
By Sari Carp
These days, it’s all about the natives. Native trees are prized not only for their beauty, but for their ability to survive both our climactic conditions and the onslaught of disease, insects, deer and juglone. You’ll learn how to identify many of the most interesting natives, and which ones are suitable for planting in your garden. We’ll discuss various characteristics like shade tolerance, soil preference, fruits, flowers and wildlife appeal. We’ll also talk about invasive trees like ailanthus, and how to eliminate them so your natives can thrive.
About Sari Carp
After obtaining her Ph.D. in Business from New York University, Sari Carp taught and researched at universities throughout the world, specializing in behavioral finance (the study of why investors don’t do anything economic theory tells us they should). In 2014, she settled in the Shenandoah Valley, where she is renovating a farmhouse, caring for rescue animals, experimenting with her garden, and figuring out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She writes a regular garden column in The Winchester Star, and her gardening writing has also appeared in The Page News and Courier, The Warren Sentinel, The Shenandoah Valley Herald, and The Mountain Courier.