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High Country Gardening Series presents “Gardening in the Shade” June 16

BOONE—“Gardening in the Shade,” a class offered through the High Country Gardening Series will be offered Saturday, June 16. Interested gardeners can choose one of two class times: 9:30-11:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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The class will be held at the Appalachian State University Department of Biology greenhouse located at 333 Dale St., directly across from the State Farm parking lot. Parking is available on Dale Street or in the large State Farm parking lot.

This free workshop that will explore how those fortunate enough to have some shade on their property can create beautiful gardens.

The class, led by biology department greenhouse manager Jerry Meyer, will define shade at its various levels and explore a gallery of 30 or more trees, shrubs, perennials and native wildflowers that prefer or satisfactorily tolerate less sunlight. Attention also will be given on plant care, maintenance, and selection.

While there is no fee for the class, optional registration fees are accepted to support future programing and greenhouse activities. Register for either session by emailing meyerja@appstate.edu or calling 828-262-4025. Emails are preferred. Note that these class times are slightly longer than normal.

The Department of Biology conservatory now boasts nearly 700 species of tropical, subtropical, and temperate plants. The conservatory is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours to groups are available upon prearrangement.

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