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Fall Native Plant Workshop with Philip Fry

Saturday, September 27, 2008  from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Lions Hall, Perth Fairgrounds, Arthur St., Perth


 Shoreline residents are invited to a Fall Native Plant Workshop with Philip Fry from the Old Field Garden and Wildflower Nursery in Oxford Station.


Philip’s presentation will focus on natural gardening techniques.


Philip has over twenty years of experience in habitat gardening using native plants.  Philip began the Old Field Garden and Nursery in 1984 as a research project in landscape restoration.  Philip now offers over 90 species of native plants and on-site consultations and design services to gardeners who would like to install environmentally friendly, water conscious, chemical free gardens.

For more information, visit Philip’s website at:


Philip’s presentation will be approximately an hour and a half with additional time reserved for questions and discussion.


Discussion Topics will include:

- What are native plants? What does natural landscaping mean?

- Shoreline plantings using native species

- Native plants that attract birds and animals

- Native plants that deter animals such as deer             

- Native plants for local conditions e.g. rocky conditions with little soil


Cost of the workshop is $5.00 per person.


Space is limited, so please register early to ensure you can join us.


Workshop Registration:

Please contact Jackie Stapledon at 613 273-3723 or [email protected]


This workshop has been made possible through the support of the Lake Networking Group, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and the Lake Management Planning Program