Ellen has a degree in agricultural and natural resources from SUNY Cobleskill and has worked in the horticultural field for 31+ years. She is a Senior New York State Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional.
Ellen believes that it is important to sell only nursery propagated plants. Educating the public about native plants through the website, talks to garden clubs and during sales is important. First to point out the benefits of native plants as well as the harm invasive alien species can cause. The first weekend in May we have an open house so people can come and enjoy the early spring wildflowers.
Amanda's Garden Native Perennial Nursery is located in Springwater New York. We specialize in woodland wildflowers. We also propagate some wetland plants, prairie plants and ferns. Most of the plants are propagated from seed, the rest from spores, cuttings and divisions. We have a number of beds that are filled with stock plants we use for propagation that also serve as display beds for the public.
Ellen is available to give talks and presentations as well as hands on workshops. Topics and titles include:
Gardening with Native Perennials - PowerPoint presentation.
Native Perennials: Bringing Nature to your Garden.- PowerPoint presentation.
Propagating Wildflower Perennials - Hands on workshop. Seeds starting procedures, cuttings, fern production and division are discussed. August through September only.
Trillium Propagation : lecture with hands-on displays.
Propagation of Native Perennials by Seed: PowerPoint presentation. Mostly woodland perennials, includes over view of woodland plants and other native perennials.
Spring Wildflower Gardening - April through May. Plants are in bloom so native potted plants are brought to the talk. Plants can be purchased by attendees after the presentation.
Fall Wildflower Gardening - Late August through September. Plants are in bloom so native potted plants are brought to the talk. Plants can be purchased by attendees after the presentation.
Garden Tours - Come see what native perennials are in bloom through out the growing season. Appointments appreciated.
Other topics as suggested are welcome.