Wildflower Presentation Coming to the Museum
The Southside Master Gardener Association will present “Wildflowers of Southside Virginia” at the South Boston – Halifax County Museum on August 19th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested and can be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476- 2147, option 0.
|"Wildflowers of Southside Virginia" will be presented from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 19 at the South Boston - Halifax County Musem|
In the summer before her high school senior year, Alex Reddy had asummer project to create a booklet of wildflowers with live, pressed specimens, common and botanical name, date and place found and if edible. She shared this booklet with Master Gardener Kathy Conner Cornell. Kathy felt there was a public gardening presentation here so she and Alex made a plan.
Alex and Kathy will discuss 10 of the wildflowers among the over 70 in Alex’s book. Plant environment, how indigenous people used the wildflowers, value to wildlife and how they could work in the home landscape are the topics to be presented. Wildflowers for the most part are native plants that coevolved with native wildlife. The availability of the plants helps insure the successful longevity of birds, insects, reptiles and animals. Come out and learn about the importance of our wildflowers. Some of the plants to be discussed are familiar but are introduced species that do offer some support to wildlife.
As a special offering the Master Gardeners will give each attendee a Black Eyed Susan division to take home for their own garden. Beat the heat and come and learn about wildflowers in a nice cool setting. Light refreshments will be served.The South Boston – Halifax County Museum is located at 1540 Wilborn Avenue in South Boston. The presentation is free and open to the public. Please make reservations by e-mailing email@example.com or calling the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147, option 0.