THE NORTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY PRESENTS "NATIVE PLANTS FOR A BIRD-FRIENDLY HABITAT BY VINCE SIMEONE
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7 PM, Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset NY 11030. www.northshoreaudubon.org Open to the general public. Admission is Free.
There has long been a debate between the virtues of native plants vs. exotic species. Many worthwhile native trees, shrubs, perennials, and groundcovers have gone ignored to put more emphasis on plants with Asian or European nativity. Many native plants can provide ornamental benefits and function in the landscape. Because these plants are native, they will thrive in our climate where sited correctly and support native wildlife. This presentation will dispel the notion that native plants are not as interesting in the landscape as exotics.
Vincent Simeone is an experienced lecturer, instructor and horticultural consultant. For the past 18 years Vincent has worked in public horticulture at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in New York where he is the Director. He has written and contributed to various gardening articles for magazines and newspapers including the Long Island based newspaper, Newsday. Since 2005 he has published six books. Also in 2010, Vincent was named Man of the Year by the Long Island Nursery and Landscape Association. In 2014 Vincent was awarded the centurion award by Farmingdale State College as the top 100 alumni over the past century. In 2015, was awarded the distinguished arborists award from the NYS Arborists-ISA chapter.