East Aurora Garden Club: Living Fences

Date(s) - Monday, Feb 13, 2023
12:00 am

Nativity Lutheran Church


The East Aurora Garden Club will meet at noon Monday, February 13 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 East Main St., East Aurora.

“Living Fences” will be presented by Angela Warren, CNLP. Warren has been and a professional gardener for over 25 years and is affiliated with Draves Arboretum in Darien. She will explore the beauty and utility of mixed hedges, including the history of their use, concentration on native and traditional varieties, and why they are a better alternative to fences

Say “hedges” to most people and they will think of an unbroken line of shrubs—most often evergreens—that hide a foundation, define a boundary, or separate lawn and garden areas. Tidiness and uniformity are a must and pruning is a constant. But, there is no law that decrees that hedges should be monocultures of just one type of shrub. These days, the old definition of “hedge” has become more inclusive, as gardeners interested in beauty and biodiversity are discovering the art of combining several shrub varieties into a mixed hedge.