CAMDEN — Horticulturist Bryan Peterson will lead a presentation on the diversity of Maine’s native plants at Merryspring Nature Center, Tuesday, April 9, at 12 p.m.
Maine’s native plants form unique communities that create a strong regional floristic identity, according to Merryspring, in a news release. Some, like white pine or sugar maple, are known by many for their prominence in the landscape.
Peterson’s talk will explore some of the lesser-known plants of Maine, including their place in the natural landscape, their virtues, and their prospects for greater adoption in gardens and yards.
Bryan Peterson, who holds a doctorate, is an assistant professor at the University of Maine, where he teaches students in the Environmental Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture programs. His research is focused partly on the propagation and evaluation of native plants for horticulture.
This lecture is part of the Winter Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial.
Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring.
Merryspring is a community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round.
The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza.
For more information on this program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-236-2239.