West Kootenay Naturalists hosting Johansson garden talk
Naturalist Eva Johansson has been invited by the West Kootenay Naturalists to give a native gardening presentation and to show a live plant exhibit on May 30 at 8 p.m. at the Trail Senior Centre.
A graduate of the University of Victoria's Restoration of Natural Systems Program, Johansson is a member of the Naturally Grown Herb and Spice Producers Cooperative and the owner of a native plant nursery in the Slocan Valley.
Johansson's slideshow and digital presentation will illustrate the important principles behind plant propagation and give useful tips on adding plants such as mock orange, saskatoons, or the white blossoms of red-osier dogwood to your garden.
Johansson said she'd like to help gardeners get over inhibitions that might be preventing them from taking on wild plant propagation, but she'll also highlight plants that ought to be left in the wild due to their special status or difficulty to transplant.
Johansson will have several wild plants for the audience to get a good look at, including those mentioned above.
The public is invited free of charge.