Great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) blooms in November at the  Native Garden. PHOTO COURTESY OF NATIVE GARDENS OF BLUE HILL

Native plants 

BLUE HILL—Join Native Gardens of Blue Hill (NGBH) co-founders Avy Claire and Cathy Rees online on Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 7-8 p.m. for a Zoom presentation highlighting some of the garden’s most colorful fall plants.  

Learn about lateblooming natives that will look great in your garden and provide muchneeded seasonal forage for pollinators. Discover which native shrubs and trees also provide outstanding fall color. Visit to register for this free event.  

In its fifth year, NGBH has established several native garden sites at the Bagaduce  

Music campus on South Street in Blue Hill to serve as models of sustainable  

landscaping for different habitats.  

Upcoming plans include expanding the gardens and piloting a workforce training program in sustainable gardening and landscaping, an understaffed sector of the local economy.  

For information, go to or contact [email protected] 

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