Each year, Let’s Get Growing offers a fantastic keynote speaker and this year is no exception. Saturday, March 2nd we welcome Alan Branhagen, Director of Operations at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum presenting Native Plants of the Midwest.
Alan’s presentation is based on his 2016 book by the same title, Native Plants of the Midwest. Alan states that he wrote the book as a practical resource that helps gardeners be successful in selecting, growing and maintaining Midwestern native plants. Alan states that there are widespread misunderstandings about how to define native plants and why they are so valuable to a healthy environment. These questions and more will be answered in the presentation. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Alan Branhagen is Director of Operations at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, where he supervises capital improvements, horticulture and natural resources, plant curation, facilities, and information technology. In addition to his book on native plants, Alan has written The Gardener’s Butterfly Book, plus articles for Fine Gardening, Landscape Maintenance and Restoration, and other gardening articles.