Great Spangled Fritillary visits a new meadow Boneset in blossom Flowers along meadow pathway Cottage garden "Green roof" plants form the ground cover on this hot, dry landscape with no irrigation.

Landscape Ideas, Designs, Plans with Kathy Connolly

Covering Ground

July, 2019
Some native plants get aggressive (and that's a good thing)

We’ve had a bit of rain this year, and most plants are acting like giddy teenagers after a six-pack of energy drinks. That includes native plants. 

Who’d have thought a native plant would fail to mind its manners? In fact, when some natives get aggressive, they outcompete non-native invasive weeds. In the horticultural world, this quality is sometimes called “competitive exclusion.”

Speaking Events

Saturday, August 3, 2019 -
8:45am to 3:00pm
Connecticut College Arboretum, New London, CT (start)
Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
10:30am to 12:30pm
Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston, MA
Friday, December 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Portland, CT
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Easton, CT
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Mystic, CT