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You’re Not From Around Here: Gardening With Native & Exotic Plants

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our May garden lecture series, Saturday, May 11th, features Bryce Lane presenting “You’re Not From Around Here: Gardening With Native & Exotic Plants.”

There is a lot of conflicting information about using “native” plants in the home landscape. Did you know that there are at least 6 different definitions for the term, native plant? Which one is correct? What is the difference between a native, non-native, exotic, and a naturalized plant! Why is it important to know the differences? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using each kind in our landscapes? What should gardeners be choosing and using in their landscapes? This talk answers all these questions and more!

About the Speaker: Bryce discovered his passion for plants and telling others about them while working at a small Massachusetts garden center throughout high school and college.  After earning his BS and MS in Horticulture, he came to the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University as an Instructor and Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator.  He spent thirty-four years teaching and advising over 20,000 students.  Although Bryce retired in 2014 he still teaches part-time at NC State.  For eleven seasons he hosted and produced the three-time, Emmy winning, UNC TV public television show “In the Garden With Bryce Lane.”

He now spends his time giving horticulture talks, leadership and communication training, and teaching part-time at NC State and the JC Raulston Arboretum. He has also worked closely with North Carolina Extension and the NC Nursery and Landscape Association for many years. Bryce is now featured as the host of Logan’s Garden Shop Podcast. As an avid gardener in his spare time, Bryce has creatively cultivated the same one quarter acre plot for thirty-six years. He and his wife of forty-two years also enjoy spending time growing and making memories with their six grandchildren!

This lecture begins at 10:30 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center. Suggested donation $10.


Tryon Palace
529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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