Homeowners tired of fighting English ivy are invited to join Chanticleer’s Dan Benarcik as he presents “Great Groundcovers—Abundant Options” on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., in the Townsend Hall Commons on the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus.
The talk is sponsored by the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens (UDBG) and the cost is $5 for UDBG Friends members and $10 for nonmembers. Reserve a place by calling 302-831-2531 or email BotanicGardens@udel.edu.
Benarcik offers aesthetically pleasing, regionally appropriate and culturally-suited options as alternatives to English ivy, Japanese pachysandra and liriope. Both native and responsible non-natives will be featured in the illustrated lecture that may have some replacing lawn areas with some low maintenance options.
The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens are open year around to provide ideas and inspiration, or for a quiet stroll. The gardens contribute to an understanding of the changing relationships between plants and people through education, research, extension and community support so as to instill an appreciation of plants in the landscape and the natural environment.