Michael Dirr, highly acknowledged expert on woody plants, will be delivering the keynote lecture, In Praise of Noble Trees, for Newport Arboretum Week. In addition to his widely known reference texts, Manual of Woody Landscapes Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses, Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs – An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Dirr’s Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: […]
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The RIWPS March 25 Annual meeting was a time for awards. Annual Volunteer awards were given to Linda McDaniel and Pat Cahalan. Linda was recognised with the Volunteer of the Year Award for her work as co-chair of the 2016 Plant Sales Committee and her work in Seed Starters East. RIWPS is delighted that she is […]
At the January General Meeting, January 21, 2017. President Dick Fisher presented the details of the newly adopted Strategic Plan. This plan calls for an ever increasing focus on offering Rhode Island native plants at our plant sales, building on our educational offerings, assessing growth opportunities for Seed Starters, focusing conservation activities on education and […]
On Saturday, June 24th, Sogkonate Garden Club (Little Compton, RI) invites you to their free workshop, The Living Landscape, by nationally acclaimed authors Doug Tallamy and Rick Darke from 9-3 at Wilbur McMahon School.
On the Trail — by Clark Collins WildfloraRI, Spring 2014 The DuVal Trail, located in the village of Perryville on the north side of the Old Post Road is a three-mile network of rustic trails looping through the 240-acre Susanna’s Woods nature preserve. The preserve includes 167 acres that are held by the South Kingstown Land Trust […]
On the Trail — by Maureen Dewire WildfloraRI, Fall 2013 Nestled in the middle of Narragansett Bay lies Prudence Island, a little-known Rhode Island gem. As the third largest island in the state, Prudence is roughly seven miles long and one mile at its widest. Approximately 65 percent of the island is state property, managed by the […]
On the Trail — by Garry Plunkett WildfloraRI, Spring 2015 Weetamoo Woods in Tiverton is the centerpiece of one of the few remaining large continuous canopy forest preserves along the coast of southeastern New England. Together with Pardon Gray Preserve and the Pocasset Ridge Conservation Area, over 1,500 acres of forest in Tiverton are protected. An unbroken stand […]
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Congratulations to New England Wild Flower Society as it launches Pollinate New England program which includes building a network of model pollinator gardens throughout New England.
For the home landscape, what fall gardening practices best enhance ecological diversity? A message brought to you by the Xerces Society. Justin Wheeler, Web & Communications Specialist writes, “It should be welcome news for weary gardeners. You’ve weeded, tilled, and toiled under the hot sun all summer long, and now — it’s time to stop…”
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