Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed

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Photo by Willow Sirch
Date: Sat January 22, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Including native plants in your garden is a great way to help pollinators. Expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed. Join the Lyme Pollinator Pathway for this workshop with Jim Sirch where we’ll discover different germination requirements for different kinds of seeds and how to plant a plastic milk jug filled with a seed selection to stratify over the winter. Proper after care will be discussed.

Registration required: education@lymelandtrust.org.

In the photo, Jim Sirch gathers seed from Bowman’s Root (Gillenia trifoliata), a wildflower native to the Northeast.

Jim Sirch is the Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Jim was past president and currently on the board of the Hamden Land Conservation Trust and the CT Native Plant Working Group. A certified CT Master Gardener, Jim gives talks throughout the state on gardening for pollinators and growing native plants from seed and is dedicated to helping improve backyard biodiversity. Jim was featured in the Members Making a Difference section of the Summer 2016 issue of the American Horticultural Society’s American Gardener magazine. Jim also authors a weekly nature blog called Beyond Your Back Door.

Co-sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust, Lyme Garden Club, and the Lyme Public Library.


 

Including native plants in your garden is a great way to help pollinators. Expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed. Join the Lyme Pollinator Pathway for this workshop with Jim Sirch where we’ll discover different germination requirements for different kinds of seeds and how to plant a plastic milk jug filled with a seed selection to stratify over the winter. Proper after care will be discussed.

Registration required: education@lymelandtrust.org.

In the photo, Jim Sirch gathers seed from Bowman’s Root (Gillenia trifoliata), a wildflower native to the Northeast.

Jim Sirch is the Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Jim was past president and currently on the board of the Hamden Land Conservation Trust and the CT Native Plant Working Group. A certified CT Master Gardener, Jim gives talks throughout the state on gardening for pollinators and growing native plants from seed and is dedicated to helping improve backyard biodiversity. Jim was featured in the Members Making a Difference section of the Summer 2016 issue of the American Horticultural Society’s American Gardener magazine. Jim also authors a weekly nature blog called Beyond Your Back Door.

Co-sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust, Lyme Garden Club, and the Lyme Public Library.