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Next Meeting -- Monday, March 16, 2015 
Larry Mellichamp, Professor of Botany and Horticulture, retired
(University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Native Plants of the Southeast
This is a great time to be gardening in the South. There are many new plants every year - cultivar selections of our favorite wildflowers to use in the perennial border and shade garden. However, there are still many native plants for you to discover - ferns, trees, shrubs and wildflowers. There is a trend towards using more natives in our gardens, not just because they are better adapted to our warm southern climates but because they are interesting in their own right and support native butterflies and birds. They ought to be known and grown more widely. Come celebrate the "new" American natives for the new Southern gardens.
The program is free and open to the public. Meetings are held at the Mint Museum Randolph. Refreshments are served at 7pm, programs begin at 7:30pm. 
The Charlotte Garden Club was organized in 1924 as North Carolina's first garden club. Its purpose is to further its members' knowledge of gardening through programs and projects under the direction of experts in the fields of horticulture and design.

Members meet one evening a month from September through May to share in educational lectures and entertainment by authorities in landscape design, horticulture and other topics of interest to people who enjoy gardens and gardening.

The Charlotte Garden Club has been an Affiliate of the Mint Museum of Art since 1954. It contributes to projects designed to beautify the Mint Museum and its grounds as well as projects which add to the beauty of Charlotte.
Projects funded by the Charlotte Garden Club at the Mint Museum of Art include the construction and continuing maintenance of the two Courtyard Gardens which are visible from the gallery windows; the installation of a sprinkler system on the grounds; the construction and maintenance of the Terrace Garden at the entrance; and Christmas decorations for the building.


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