Thursday, April 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Garden Plants Great or Small

Low-growing and ground-covering woody plants can add texture, unity, and dimension to even the smallest of gardens. In fact, these can be the perfect solution for the city gardener–small, low-maintenance plants that help to shade out weeds while adding interest. They can be used to accentuate pathways or control erosion, as dwarf hedging, as a surround for spring bulbs, and even to distract from the “bare ankles” of taller shrubs. Horticulturist Jen Kettell shows some of her favorites, appropriate for a variety of site conditions and design uses, in this class co-sponsored by The New England Wild Flower Society and the Arnold Arboretum.  The class will take place Thursday, April 18, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Arnold Arboretum, and will cost $20 for members of NEWFS or the Arboretum, and $25 for nonmembers.  You may register on line at