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Gardening for Biodiversity: Planning and Growing a Butterfly Garden
March 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Landscape designer Robin McKenzie will share how to grow host and nectar plants, plan a garden using basic design principles, grow milkweed from seed, use soil amendments, and select the best plants to attract and breed butterflies in your own garden. Additionally, Robin will share how to become a “Citizen Scientist” and create your own Certified Monarch Butterfly Waystation. Handouts will be supplied.
Robin McKenzie is owner of Rockbird Gardens, a landscape design firm in Talent. Robin earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Colorado, and considers garden design one of the fine arts, with living plants for paint and the garden as her canvas.She is passionate about preserving our Monarch butterfly and native pollinator populations. Rockbird Gardens specializes in transforming urban landscapes from lawn into beautiful, sustainable, custom ecosystems that benefit wildlife and people. An experienced and energetic speaker, Robin has appeared on national television and was a regular OSU Master Gardener expert for “In the Garden” on KDRV TV Channel 12.