Nancy Weiss-Fried, a garden designer and longtime RIWPS member with a legendary green thumb, will open her tiny urban oasis in Cranston for our first tour this year of our In the Landscape of …. Series, offered to RIWPS members only. Perched over Spectacle Pond, this 90 by 100-feet lot is terraced down to the water, providing welcome habitat beneath many black oaks, beeches, red maples and even a small chestnut, one white pine and a dying hemlock. In the shade of the trees, going down the hill to the lake, there is wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), wood aster (Eurybia divaricata), heart-leaved aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium), large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla), mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum), among other shade loving plants.
Some other special ground covering plants in the garden are three-toothed-cinquefoil (Sibbaldiopsis tridentata), creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera) and several great carexes. (You might have seen Nancy when she was interviewed about ground covering plants by Sajel Lanterman on NBC10 PlantPro at the time of the 2018 Best Native Plant Sale in RI.) There are nonnative beauties here, as well, and Nancy will share her many stories of gardening by trial-and-error, including an all-orange garden in one part of the front yard and one of her favorite native summer bloomers, flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata), which looks like a large baby’s breath.
This program is $10.00 and limited to 20 RIWPS members. Not yet a member? Join. Not sure if your membership is current? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Preregistration is required and we recommend you to this early as programs in this series have been sold out. Directions will be mailed out to registrants a few days before the program.