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LECTURE: Gardens Filled with Life: Designing with Flora of the American East

Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture
09/15/2010 - 7:30pm
Statler Hall Auditorium
Carolyn Summers

Author and landscape architect Carolyn Summers will present an informative review of current research that reveals the many ways in which indigenous (native) plants form the basis of the food web that supports a healthy, biodiverse landscape. Her lecture covers ways to minimize harm from exotic plants, including the use of indigenous substitutes for a wide variety of traditional styles.  Examples of striking, unusual indigenous plants used in formal settings will be provided along with naturalistic styles to explore the full design potential of northeastern indigenous flora.