I HAVE ELEPHANTS IN MY GARDEN, SO WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?
Today, March 18, 2013
, 8:00 pm
Monday, March 18, I HAVE ELEPHANTS IN MY GARDEN, SO WHAT’S
YOUR PROBLEM?, 8:00pm, Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center/Education
Building, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland
Don’t start whining about moles, voles or even deer in your garden. I
have elephants tracking up the grass. MY cats weigh over 300 pounds.
And where do they sit?…Come learn about the challenges of Zoo
horticulture and take away some practical techniques and tips that work
for gardeners who don’t have elephants in their garden…or 500,000 guests
a year, either. Our speaker, Marie Mims Butler, took a degree from NC
State University involving floriculture and landscape design. Her
teaching experience in vocational horticulture and in Japanese flower
arranging, a little State Department diplomacy, and the expense of four
private tuitions served to land Marie Mims Butler in the Virginia Zoo.
Sixteen years later, she is the Landscape Coordinator for this 53-acre,
beautifully landscaped zoo in Norfolk, VA. She shares her earth-friendly
practices with over 400 wild animals and even more wild children and
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