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Why Choosing Native Plants Is Better (And Cheaper) For Your Landscaping Needs

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Winterberry Holly (llex verticillata) is one of the many trees and shrubs native to our region that provide color and texture to a landscape.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will present its annual Native Plant Symposium Saturday, November 10. Because native plants are adapted to our local environment, they require far less water and maintenance than plants not meant to grow in our area, saving time, money and water.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the diversity and beauty of plants native to our region, share tips on what to do now in our yards and gardens and to answer your gardening questions are Cincinnati Zoo Horticulturist and Taking Root Chairman, Scott Beuerlein; Campbell County Extension Office Horticulture Agent Sarah Stolz; Director of the Turner Farm Community Garden Program and Co-overseer of Homeadow Song Farm, Peter Huttinger; and Boone County Cooperative Extension Horticulture Extension Agent David Koester.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Native Plant Symposium will be held Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the zoo.

Make note of Turner Farm's upcoming gardening programs, and see Boone County Extension program information, as well as classes and events in Campbell County.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition October 31 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.