Dig Into the Gardening Programs at the RHPL

The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to present two gardening programs in June. The programs will be held on Tuesday, June 2 and on Tuesday, June 9. Both programs begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the library’s Multipurpose Room.

Join Michael Saint of The Native Plant Institute on Tuesday, June 2, as we take a step back in time and explore the diverse flowers, trees, and shrubs of Emily Dickinson’s world. During her lifetime, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) was famous for her love of the garden—not her poems. Many of Dickinson’s poems and letters mentioned wildflowers, native plants, and traditional herbaceous garden plants. We will examine the components of her garden, e.g., fragrance, color, texture, etc. citing examples to show how to incorporate some of her sense of being and beloved plants in your own Emily Dickinson garden.

If you’ve given up trying to have a yard where deer are your neighbors, Dianne Granthen will discuss on Tuesday, June 9, how you can be proud of your garden just by using appropriate plants. Dianne’s expertise on the subject comes from 11 years as leader for the Shadbush Teaching Gardens in Shelby Township. Known for the many deer in this park setting, the garden has been extremely successful due to the use of appropriate plants.

Registration for both programs is required and open to those with a Rochester Hills Public library card. To register go to the Events Calendar at www.RHPL.org or call 248-656-2900.

The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester, two blocks east of Main Street off of University Drive on Olde Towne Road. For more information, call 248-650-7124.

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