Go Native

Everett Johnston, master gardener and Go Native volunteer, repots mallow and fiddleneck flowers.

Geneva Miller, Bandon Western World

BANDON - A free adult education class, “Creating Intentional Landscapes Using Native Plants,” will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Go Native Nursery at Bandon High School.

Green walls, deer and drought resistant landscapes, hedgerows and xeriscapes for the South Coast climate will be discussed. How to attract birds and pollinators, what grows where and crafting a landscape to work for each situation will be some of the topics covered. Coastal landscapes and riparian (streamside) areas can be enhanced with local plant species to protect from erosion or drought. Fire resistant landscapes are a great use of native plants surrounding homes or structures.

Darcy Grahek, an OSU Extension master naturalist, will deliver information about the culture of using plants in a unique way known as naturescaping. Five local gardens are currently having great success with blending naturescaping in attractive arrangements, beneficial in promoting desirable insects and birds, according to Grahek.

Go Native Nursery’s third annual production sale of native species plants is from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct, 21, at the nursery, located at 498 Eighth St. SW, behind Bandon High School.

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