Great fritillary butterfly in meadow. Flowering meadow "Green roof" plants form the ground cover on this hot, dry landscape with no irrigation. Pond-side landings for storm water management Stream-side planting

Landscape Ideas, Designs, Plans with Kathy Connolly

Covering Ground

May, 2020
Bee pollinating partridge pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata
12 Native Flowers, Easy from Seed

I vividly recall watching my first marigolds and zinnias sprout, grow, and flower once upon a long-ago summer. As summers came along, I had further easy victories with cosmos, poppies, bachelor’s buttons, nasturtiums, sunflowers, and morning glories. The adults in my life wisely gave me easy seeds. Success bred confidence and good memories.

But looking back, I can’t ignore the facts: None were native plants. Plants with regional roots were simply not part of the conversation.

Speaking Events

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Webinar, Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Dublin, NH
Friday, July 31, 2020 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Nasami Farm, Whately, MA
Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Waltham, MA