landscaping http://wvxu.org en The benefits of native plants http://wvxu.org/post/benefits-native-plants <p>Monday was Earth Day, and one way to help preserve the landscape and soil is to maintain, and in some cases, resurrect, the native plants that once existed in all regions of the planet. A new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Back-Eden-Landscaping-Native-Plants/dp/1939710006/ref=sr_1_7?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1366653798&amp;sr=1-7&amp;keywords=back+to+eden"><strong>Back to Eden: Landscaping with Native Plants</strong></a> provides information and instruction on starting a native plant garden, how to make a rain garden, dealing with pests and how to avoid using fertilizers. The author, <strong>Dr. Frank Porter</strong>, joins Mark Perzel on the phone to discuss the many benefits of using native plants.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:31:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 11780 at http://wvxu.org The benefits of native plants Native Plants Symposium http://wvxu.org/post/native-plants-symposium <p>The<a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/"><strong> Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden </strong></a>will be hosting its<a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/native-plants-symposium/"><strong> Native Plants Symposium</strong></a> on November 10, presenting a day of expert and entertaining speakers talking about such topics as native trees for use in landscaping, native plants for home landscaping, and other practical advice and suggestions. One of the speakers,<strong> Scott Beuerlein</strong> from the Zoo, stops in to talk about the details of this</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 05:30:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 5387 at http://wvxu.org Native Plants Symposium Plant Trial Days http://wvxu.org/post/plant-trial-days <p>The <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/plant-trials-day/">2012 Plant Trials Day </a>at the <strong>Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens</strong> is August 29. Hundreds of Master Gardeners, industry professionals, garden clubs and homeowners will gather to learn about the Zoo’s plant trialing program. Mark Perzel welcomes in<strong> Scott Beuerlein</strong> from the Cincinnati Zoo to discuss the program, which sold out early last year.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 05:50:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 2886 at http://wvxu.org Plant Trial Days