Four-Part Series on Landscaping with Native Plants in Iron County, Wisconsin
Iron County, WI – Darrin Kimbler, UW-Madison Extension Iron County Agriculture Educator is presenting a four-part series on landscaping with native plants every Friday from March 31 to April 21.
The series is a partnership between UW-Madison Extension Iron County and the Hurley and Mercer libraries. These presentations will provide valuable information and practical tips on how to create stunning and sustainable landscapes using native plant species that are well suited to the region.
- Introduction to Landscaping with Native Plants – March 31 at 10AM at the Mercer Library
- Landscaping in Shaded Environments – April 7 at 10AM at the Hurley Library
- Landscaping in Dry Environments – April 14 at 10AM at the Mercer Library
- Landscaping in Wet Environments – April 21 at 10AM at the Hurley Library
Each presentation is in-person and virtual to accommodate participants needs. The presentations will be recorded and made available on the UW-Madison Extension Iron County website and social media channels for those who are unable to attend live.
Each 30-minute presentation will include time for questions and answers, allowing attendees to get personalized advice from Darrin. Attendees will leave each session with a deeper understanding of the benefits of using native plants in their gardens and the knowledge and confidence to create their own stunning and sustainable landscapes.
For more information on the series or native plant gardening in Iron County, please contact the UW-Madison Extension Iron County office or visit their website, https://iron.extension.wisc.edu/.
Part 1: Introduction to Landscaping with Native Plants
Friday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mercer Public Library
This presentation will cover the benefits of using native plants in your garden, including their ability to provide habitat for pollinators and other wildlife, their low maintenance requirements, and their ability to withstand local weather conditions. Attendees will also learn about the design principles behind successful native plant gardens, including how to choose plants that are well-suited to their garden’s location, how to group plants based on their light and water requirements, and how to incorporate different textures, colors, and heights into their garden designs.
The presentation is free to attend, and registration is not required for in person attendance but is required for those attending virtually through Zoom. Virtual participants can register at: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIscOirrTsoGNYU7hutwUokQb6iHe5kXChN