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Gardening in the Shade workshop added July 17

shadegardening_t.jpgBOONE—The 10 a.m. and noon “Gardening in the Shade” workshops July 17 have filled. An early-bird workshop from 8-9:45 a.m. has been added to accommodate individuals interested in learning how to create beautiful gardens on property with shade.

The class is led by Jerry Meyer, Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology greenhouse manager. He will define shade at its various levels and explore a gallery of 30 or more trees, shrubs, perennials and native wildflowers that prefer less sunlight. Attention also will be given to plant care, maintenance and selection. The workshop provides a great opportunity for individuals to ask questions about their property’s shady environments.

The greenhouse is located at 333 Dale St., directly across from the State Farm parking lot.

There is no fee for the class, but donations are accepted. Register for either workshop by emailing meyerja@appstate.edu or calling 262-4025.  Note that this class is slightly longer than normal.

The biology department conservatory now boasts nearly 600 species of tropical, subtropical and temperate plants.  The conservatory is open to visitors weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Group tours are available upon prearrangement.

The greenhouse is located at 333 Dale St., directly across from the State Farm parking lot.

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