Garden With A Native Plant Expert


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Kathleen Salisbury, the Essex County Parks Department’s horticulturist and president of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey is going to be leading a three-part series on gardening basics at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland beginning Monday, April 5.

“Gardening 101” will teach participants proper planting and pruning techniques, plant selection, soil preparation and amendments, and how to avoid common landscaping mistakes. You can sign up for just one class or all three, but class size is limited and pre-registration is required. The cost is $8 per class or $20 for all three classes. “Gardening 101” will be held on April 5, 12 and 19. For information, call 973-228-8776.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Now back in Verona, she contributes to a variety of publications and Web sites, and consults on social media. In Verona, she serves on the Verona Environmental Commission and HBW SCA, and has been part of many other civic and religious groups in town. A graduate of Rutgers University’s Environmental Stewards program, she has also run an after-school program on the environment for elementary school children here. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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