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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


May 11 Ian Canton—Propagation of Native Plants: How To

Ian Canton, owner of Woodthrush Natives Nursery, will introduce us to the techniques and challenges of collecting, storing, sowing and growing our own native plants. Growing your own plants from seed can be a fun and rewarding way to produce large numbers of plants for your garden for relatively little cost. But many people are not familiar with the best ways to do so successfully. How to time collection and sowing properly in order to overcome seed dormancy. How to properly store seeds so they do not lose viability. What tools will be needed and what to do after you have successfully germinated your seeds.

Ian Canton will once again be selling and delivering plants from his Woodthrush Natives Nursery soon after the meeting. Delivery area is in the immediate vicinity of Blacksburg/Christiansburg. More details will be available shortly before May 11 via a request to

Until it is safe to meet in-person, we will have Zoom meetings for our monthly chapter meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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