Heather McCargo, director of the Wild Seed Project. PHOTO COURTESY OF BEATRIX FARRAND SOCIETY

Native plants are talk topic



BAR HARBOR — Heather McCargo, the director of the Wild Seed Project, will be giving a talk about native plants at the College of the Atlantic’s Gates Auditorium Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the , sponsored by the Beatrix Farrand Society,

McCargo has years of experience growing and propagating native plants, including her time as head propagator in the 1990s at Garden in the Woods, the botanical garden of the New England Wild Flower Society.

She will share her expertise about gardening with native plants in a variety of different site conditions common in landscapes—sunny moist, sunny dry, shady, acidic woodland. McCargo will recommend a diverse collection of plants for the home landscape and talk about easy methods for native seed sowing. She will also discuss issues in the nursery trade with native plants and genetic diversity.

 

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