CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – When landscapers decide to grow native, native plants can be difficult to find. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners will host the tenth annual Native Plant and Garden Seminar on Saturday, March 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MDC Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. This event is designed to help well intentioned gardeners and landscapers find what they need.
“This is a much anticipated event in our area,” said Sara Turner, manager of the Cape Nature Center. “Each year we look forward to sharing ideas and connecting with fellow native plant enthusiasts.”
The Native Plant & Garden Seminar traditionally features guest speakers to offer inspiration and tips, presentations on choosing native plants, wildlife damage, propagation, herbs, mushrooms and other topics, as well as a native plant sale, coordinated with the Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners.
Native plant and garden product vendors, such as the Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, Forrest Keeling Nursery, and the Master Gardeners, will be available Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event is free, but seating is limited for both sessions. To register, call (573)290-5218. For more information about this and other nature programs at the Cape Nature Center, go online to mdc.mo.gov/capenaturecenter.