This month, the Myers Park Library Garden Club in conjunction with Matthews Library is hosting Dr. Larry Mellichamp, author of The Southeast Native Plant Primer, presenting Gardening in Charlotte Year-round
Those of you who are relatively new to Charlotte may not know what a great place it is to garden: mild winters, long spring and fall; geographically close to mountains and coast; near several public gardens and good nurseries. You may also not be aware of our problems: hot, humid summers with high night temperatures; lots of red clay soil; variable rainfall. This talk will introduce gardeners to these factors and offer insight and solutions including specific plants for the four seasons of Charlotte gardening. And you can ask lots of questions.
Dr. Larry Mellichamp is retired Professor of Botany and Horticulture and was director of the Botanical Gardens at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Larry is a world traveler and expert on native plants of all kinds. He has received several teaching awards and written several books, including the recent Native Plants of the Southeast…the best species for the garden (Timber Press, 2014); and Bizarre Botanicals (2010) and The Southeast Native Plant Primer (2020) with Paula Gross. He is the 2016 recipient of the Tom Dodd, Jr. Plantsman Award of Excellence from the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference. He gardens at home in Charlotte where he lives with wife Audrey.
Read to Seed - Gardening with the Myers Park Library Garden Club is a virtual gathering where guests can learn about environmentally-friendly gardening practices from experienced gardeners. Guests can share their gardening experiences, ask questions, and discuss their favorite books or other media about gardens and gardening.
How to Join an Online Program
This event will take place on Zoom unless otherwise noted.
Please register no later than noon the day before the event. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting.