A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – October 4, 2021 – Marc Wolf on Native Shrubs

I’m always looking for more places to tuck native plantings, and my current mission is along my property edges, where I’m adding a more complex layer of shrubs and small trees adjacent to the big old canopy-level ones to increase habitat for beneficial insects and birds, in particular. 

I’ve been turning to today’s guest for suggestions, and now we want to share some of our ideas with you for garden-sized native woody plants to enhance the diversity of your landscape. 

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Marc Wolf is director of Mountain Top Arboretum in the Catskills of New York, 178-acre public garden that’s open every day of the year, and where managing native plant communities is the focus. Marc has a particular appreciation for small native trees that we too often overlook, and we’ll talk about some of his favorites and also a palette of native shrubs to delight you and the bees and the birds. 


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