Mt. Cuba Center Programs Spring - Summer 2019 S2019-Programs-JOOMLA - Page 23

CERTIFICATE CLASSES NATIVE PLANT SERIES Native plants of the Piedmont are beautiful, interesting, and important. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, you will discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your landscaping needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine key identifying characteristics of the plants and their preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Native Plants of Spring Native Plants of Summer Six Thursdays: April 11 to May 16 Optional exam: May 23 10 am – 12 pm $190 Six Wednesdays: June 5 to July 17 (No class July 3) Optional exam: July 24 10 am – 12 pm $190 With Eileen Boyle and Margaret Shillingford With Vic Piatt and Mt. Cuba Center Staff Native Plants of Fall With Renée Kemmerer and Mt. Cuba Center Staff Six Thursdays: September 12 to October 17 Optional exam: October 24 10 am – 12 pm $190 mtcubacenter.org 23