BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa House & Garden Club (BSH&GC) has announced Susan Beebe, Assistant Director of Ballston Spa Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), is presenting a special hour-long program on Native Plants 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa.
Whether gardens and landscapes are full sun, sun / shade, full shade or a combination of both, there’s both art and science to incorporating plants native to the area, helping preserve and nurture pollinators.
“There are important reasons to use native plants,” said Susan Beebe, “but for many it’s also a new aspect of gardening to learn. What to use and what not to use? How to naturalize a setting? How do I incorporate color from one season to another? And most of all, how do I find healthy native plants?!”
Susan Beebe is Assistant Director of Ballston Spa CCE, as well as Agricultural Program Leader for the region. BSH&GC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the love of gardening, the protection and conservation of natural resources, and the civic beautification of the Village of Ballston Spa.