Native Plants for Arizona Mountain Landscaping Webinar
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series. A Zoom webinar (60-minutes or less) featuring a variety of horticultural and natural resource topics relevant to the environmental conditions and residential concerns of Gila County, Arizona.
Featured Topic: Native Plants for AZ Mountain Landscaping Webinar
Featured Speaker: Gayle Gratop, Coconino County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program. Gayle has been working with native plants in northern AZ for over 15 years. She learned the importance of gardening with native plants as an intern at The Arboretum at Flagstaff in the early 2000s after earning her B.S. from Northern Arizona University. Since then, she has worked as a horticulturist in the native plant nursery for Grand Canyon National Park, served as the Greenhouse Manager for The Arboretum at Flagstaff, and recently began her own backyard nursery to provide the community of Flagstaff with locally adapted native plants. Gayle holds a M.S. in Agricultural Education from the University of Arizona, a certificate of Production Horticulture from Yavapai College, and just recently earned a certificate of Horticultural Therapy from the Horticultural Therapy Institute in Denver, Colorado.
Webinar Overview: In this webinar, we will learn about some of the native plants that are available in the nursery trade and where these plants grow around northern AZ. Matching the microclimates in your garden with where native plants are found naturally in the environment will help you become a better native plant gardener by providing your plants with the best conditions to thrive. We will also discuss where you can find native plants for sale and learn about resources for obtaining seed for growing your own plants that are hard to find in the nursery trade.
Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension
Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/85646234693. Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.