Master Gardeners to Speak about Native and Invasive Plants

The Master Gardeners of St. Tammany Parish are sponsoring a lecture and demonstration
concerning native plants and invasive species from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October
30, at the Abita Springs Library, 71683 Leveson Street. The event will include a slide
presentation and tour of the library grounds with Master Gardeners pointing out the nati
and invasive plants.

Martha Gruning, Master Gardener and chair of the Master Gardener’s Abita Library Project, warns that, “Invasive species often come from foreign countries and thrive in the semi-tropical climate of Louisiana. Invasives include the Chinese Tallow, which provides beautiful fall color, but can be destructive and take over in our rural landscapes.”

A committee of Master Gardeners has worked with library staff for two years to plant and maintain the library’s gardens and to make gardening presentations at the library. Committee members include Susan L'Hoste, Sandy Pecoraro, Nancy McDonald, Wes Goostrey, Deborah Nolan, Cindy Manger and Ann Gilbert.

The event is free and open to the public, and registration is recommended. Please register online at register.stpl.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp or call the Abita Springs Branch at 985-893-6285.


Last updated 10/17/2013
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