The effervescent Stephanie Cohen launches our Spring Lecture Series sharing with us her favorite native plants for our gardens. If you haven't been looking at natives recently, they are one of the most sought-after plant groups. In fact, they have just done a big planting of our natives in Beijing, China! They are some of the most commonly used plants in Europe. Why? They are colorful, easy to grow, and add so much to every garden, especially for pollinators. There are straight species and nativars, including grasses to explore. We will look at new and old plants to discover their beauty, durability, and how they can add some bling to our gardens. Come join us! It is going to be a fun lecture while the "Perennial Diva" dishes the dirt!

Stephanie Cohen taught herbaceous plants and perennial design at Temple University for 20 years and was the Founding Director of the Landscape Arboretum at Temple University, Ambler. Her credits include contributing editor for Fine Gardening, The HGTV Newsletter, advisory board for Green Profit, PHS advisory board for Green Scene, a monthly show for CNN-TV, and writer for the Blooms of Bressingham Plant Program, Country Living Gardener, and American Nurseryman among others. Her lengthy list of national honors includes four from the Perennial Plant Association (design, service and academic awards) plus awards from Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, the American Nursery and Landscape Association for Garden Communicator of the Year 2000, and Temple University Alumni Fellow in 2005 - the most distinguished award that can be given to an alumna. Besides lecturing coast to coast (including Alaska) she appeared on QVC-TV as the “Perennial Diva.” Stephanie’s book The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer was selected as the Garden Writers of America best-selling book for 2005. Her book Fallscaping was followed by The Non-Stop Garden which continues to top the Amazon best-seller list. It was translated into Russian but don’t ask her what it says!Life Sciences Building Auditorium

Light refreshments at 6:30pm

Lecture 7:00pm

Arboretum Members: Free

DVU Students: Free

Military:  Free

Non DVU Students: $3.00

Faculty & Staff: $3.00

Non Members: $5.00