April is the peak time for most gardens in our area, with lush greenery and plants in full bloom. Winters Friends of the Library invites everyone to learn about a beautiful new demonstration garden at the Winters Library, and some outstanding plants for local yards. Stephanie Myers, a Master Gardener and the creator of the new garden, will give a free virtual talk about the Library Learning Garden on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Stephanie will show photos and discuss the evolution of the garden and what it took to get it to the planting phase—tree removal, weeding, path construction, and irrigation installation. She will describe the landscape design process and talk about choosing plants that don’t need much water and support pollinators and other wildlife. She will also highlight some of her favorite plants and show photos of the native bee and butterfly species that use them.
Stephanie has been a Yolo County Master Gardener since 2016. Her main focus has been on native plants and plants that support wildlife. She has worked as a wildlife biologist for the last 35 years and has a deep appreciation and love for our natural world. When she and her husband moved into their house in downtown Winters in 1991, they removed their front and back lawns and started planting both native and non-native plants that would support our local birds and pollinators. She says, “There is nothing better than stepping outside and finding butterflies, lizards, and birds making a living in our back yard.”
This Zoom talk is the third in a new series, “WFoL Wednesdays,” which features virtual programs with a local focus on the third Wednesday of each month.
Register for the program below.