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Free Event! 10 Trees and 10 Shrubs that are Overused and Better Alternatives
March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pre-registration requested. Please fill out form below to let us know you’re coming.
Calling all designers, landscape architects, and installers!
Darryl Newman from Planters’ Choice will discuss plants that might have merit in the landscape but are frequently used incorrectly or are not ideal in a constantly changing climate. More sustainable choices, which include many natives/nativars, will be offered. All require less inputs regardless of their origins. Tips on how to maintain both the overused plants and their alternatives will be discussed to help attendees realize better success in their cultivated landscapes.
Darryl Newman co-owns Planters’ Choice alongside his father Chuck, the nursery’s founder. He is a University of Maryland graduate with a degree in Landscape Management. He worked as a Project Manager for prominent landscape design/build firms in the Washington DC area before returning to Planters’ Choice in 2004. Darryl is a Past President of the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association and the 2019 Award of Merit Winner. Being blessed with an incredibly gifted and supportive staff who allows him enough time, he has given presentations for the New York Botanical Garden, UCONN, Naugatuck Valley Community College, University of Maryland, CTASLA, CT Northeast Organic Farming Association, the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association, the Connecticut Tree Protective Association, the Connecticut Urban Forest Council, the Connecticut Tree Wardens Association, the Connecticut Environmental Council, the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group and the Ecological Landscape Alliance.