Durango BOtanical Society

Building Public Gardens Committed to Demonstration and Education

Native Plant Talk

  • 19 Mar 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • La Plata County Fairgrounds

Registration is closed

Sorry for the short notice, but we are super excited to join Jennifer Bousselot, Assistant Professor with Colorado State University in a discussion about how we can garden with native plants—selection, care, and cultural requirements. Dr. Bousselot is a lifelong plant lover who did not stop going to school and ended up with a doctorate in horticulture. She joined up with her mentors, the Carters, through her work for the Colorado Native Plant Society.

he Colorado Native Plant Society has crafted a user-friendly, pictorial guide to hundreds of the Southwest’s most common native plants, most of which are ideal for use in gardens. Utilizing a combination of color photographs, botanical illustrations and written descriptions, their book, Common Southwestern Native Plants: An Identification Guide, provides the user with everything needed to identify those elusive plants lining the byways and trails of the region. The authors have even included valuable information on distribution and habitat, medicinal and wildlife uses and big-tree records for many species.

This lunch and learn session will be Tuesday, March 19th from 11:30am to 12:45pm at the La Plata County Fairgrounds (2500 Main Ave.) in Durango. There is no charge.


Signed copies of the book will be available for sale, and thanks to Maria’s Bookshop, a portion of the proceeds will go to the La Plata County Master Gardener Program.



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