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Podcast: Sustainable Gardening Resources with Lois de Vries

Lois de Vries created the Sustainable Gardening Library to make sure everyone has access to accurate, science-based, gardening knowledge they can rely on. She shares this resource with us this week on the Gardenerd Tip of the Week Podcast.

Lois had dedicated her career to helping people avoid invasive plant species, to steward pollinators, and to help save the planet. We chat with her about the Sustainable Gardening Institute and Library and how you can use it to advance your gardening skills.

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Lois de Vries’s garden in a shady corner of New Jersey. Lois’s backyard garden in mid-May. A combination of native and ornamental plants provides a succession of bloom from late April through early June, when the wooded property morphs into a garden of green textures with pops of color provided by variegated hostas. Here, a native Dogwood tree is skirted with Ostrich and Christmas ferns and Bloodroot. Native Catawba Rhododendron form the garden’s backdrop and screen neighboring houses..


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Need a sustainable gardening lesson plan for your students? Find guidance here.

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Lois’s front garden in mid-June. The gardens adjacent to the driveway receive enough sun to support a variety of perennials, roses, and flowering shrubs. Hellebores in the foreground still hold their blooms, while Oso Easy shrub roses flank the path leading to a screen that supports Lavender Lassie climbing roses in the distance.

Use the Sustainable Garden Library to research your next garden project and find the information you’re looking for. Check it out!

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