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Upstate Lecture: Native Perennials for Form and Function
March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the Upstate Native Plant Society on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00 pm as landscaper Jon Fritz shares his expertise in a talk called, “Beyond the Bloom, Native Perennials for Form and Function”.
Jon Fritz is a Landscape Designer and the founder and owner of Bluestem Landscape Design LLC. He specializes in landscaping with native plants. Jon says, “Gardening is undergoing a revolution. Originally seen as beautification, we now know that our residential landscapes are key to providing for local wildlife and restoring our local ecosystems. Once thought of as fussy and high maintenance, perennial plantings offer more than colorful blooms: they’re some of the strongest players in providing for wildlife. boosting biodiversity, and creating beautiful low maintenance spaces for us to enjoy.” Come out an hear about some top native perennial selections for form and ecological function in your Upstate yard.
The event is free and open to the public. Arrive at 6:30pm for socializing and refreshments.
The program will be held at Camperdown Academy at 65 Verdae Commons Dr, (not Verdae Blvd) Greenville. Verdae Commons Dr. is a fairly new road and may not show up on older map programs. If you are on Laurens Road, (276) heading north from I-85, cross E. Parkins Mill/ Verdae Blvd. The next intersection will be Henderson Rd.on left and Verdae Commons Dr. on the right. It is across Laurens Road from Bradshaw Mazda at 2512 Laurens Road. Turn right on Verdae Commons and go about 1/8 mile. Look for Camperdown Academy on the left. If you are heading south on Laurens Road from Pleasantburg Rd, pass Haywood Rd and Woodruff Rd on your left. Look for Bradshaw Mazda on the right. Immediately see Henderson Rd. on the right/Verdae Commons Dr. on the left. Turn left onto Verdae Commons Dr. Go about 1/8 mile and look for Camperdown Academy on the left. Look for the SCNPS event signs. You can also put Bradshaw Mazda 2512 Laurens Rd in your map program and that will take you very close to the correct intersection.