Larry Weaner will present his Living in the Liberated Landscape lecture to the Prince William Wildflower Society, a chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. The event is co-sponsored by the Prince William Master Gardeners, Prince William Conservation Alliance, and the Merrimac Farm Master Naturalists.

In this lecture, Larry explores how a dynamic approach to gardening that takes advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate is more rewarding–and ecologically beneficial–than static compositions of traditional horticulture. Learn how Larry combines design with the reproductive abilities of plants as well as ecological processes to create compelling, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature. Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Larry will share how this give-and-take approach can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.

Following the lecture, Larry will sign copies of his book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (Timber Press, 2016).

The event is held at 2:00 p.m. at the Manassas Park Community Center in Manassas, VA. Find out more on the Prince William Wildflower Society website.