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Gardening Lecture: Selecting Trees and Shrubs

April 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gardening Lecture: Selecting Trees and Shrubs

Martha Swiss
Garden Writer & Designer
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Woody ornamentals form the long-lasting framework of a garden. They provide shade, structure, habitat, and a real presence in the landscape. Choosing the right ones for specific garden conditions is essential since they are long-lived and can be costly to maintain or remove. This talk showcases some of the best trees and shrubs for area gardens in our region based on adaptability, beauty, ease of care, flowering, fruit, and other attributes. While North American native plants are the preferred choice, worthy non-native woody plants are included too.

About the Presenter: Martha Swiss is a garden writer, designer, and speaker. She is a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Gardener magazine and the publications editor for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Her articles have also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Fine Gardening. She is a graduate of Chatham University’s landscape design program and a Penn State master gardener.

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!

Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527


April 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633