The Town And Country Garden Club of Williamsville, in conjunction with the Amherst Public Libraries, will be hosting a presentation, “Using Native Plants in Your Garden,” by author and Master Gardener, Lyn Chimera from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, October 12, at Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway.
The event is free. Seating is limited.
Reservations may be made by calling the Audubon Library at 716-689-4922 or stopping by the librarian’s desk.
Chimera will discuss what are native plants and why it is important to include them in your garden. This program includes a PowerPoint presentation that shows a large variety of native plants that will grow successfully in our area, including trees and shrubs.
After retiring as a kindergarten teacher, Lyn Chimera followed her lifelong love of nature and gardening and received her Master Gardener certification from Cornell Cooperative Extension. She began a garden consulting business, Lessons from Nature. She has self-published a book, 5 Keys to Better Gardening, writes a monthly gardening column for After 50 Magazine and contributes garden tips to Upstate Gardeners Journal. She also writes articles for The Master Gardener Newsletter and Figure 8, the publication of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State.
Chimera opens her garden, which features native plants, each summer on Open Gardens and the East Aurora Garden Walk.
This special event is a thank you to the patrons of the Clearfield Library for donating their Dash’s Markets receipts to the Town and Country Garden Club to fund the complete renovation of the garden at the library. Club members have been working on the Clearfield Library garden for the past five years and planted a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and annuals. For the first time this year, the Town and Country Garden Club included the library garden on the Amherst Garden Walk.