April 19 program at Burpee to explore native woodland plants for shady areas

Staff Report

Wild Ones Natural Landscapers will host a native plant expert at their next meeting. Daniel Boehlke will present a program about native woodland plants for shady areas at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford.

Boehlke is the retail sales horticultural adviser at Frenz Garden Center in Milwaukee. He will present information about the many trees, shrubs, spring-blossoming and ground layer plants that are native to the upper Midwest.

Educated at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Boehlke was senior horticulturist and assistant garden center manager at Hawks Nursery Company for five years. At the Milwaukee Audubon Natural Landscaping Conference, he presented “Woodland Restoration From the Ground Up,” by looking at the history of Wisconsin forests, and with descriptions and pictures of typical wooded areas, a restoration procedure laid out with more than 36 species. He has more than 20 years of experience in native plant culture.

Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to socialize, browse the merchandise tables, or check out the library and Wild Ones information booths before the 7 p.m. meeting.

The program is free and open to the public. For details, contact Terry Mohaupt at (815) 399-8432 or mohaupt@comcast.net.

From the April 11-17, 2012, issue

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