‘Plant Lady’ to address local group
, 2014

‘Plant Lady’ to address local group

Nature lovers and gardening enthusiasts are invited to see Jan Newton’s  photographs of butterflies, birds, hummingbirds and other interesting “critters” when she discusses  “Native Plants for Wildlife and Beauty “ with the  Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS). The meeting will begin at  noon on Thursday, January 17, at Wicomico Parish Church in Wicomico Church.

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Jan Newton

Newton is the education chairman for the VNPS and serves as webmaster for the  Middle Peninsula’s  John Clayton Chapter, said Northern Neck Chapter publicity chairman Judy Lang. She is called the  “Plant Lady” in Williamsburg in appreciation for her seminal contributions to the Stonehouse Elementary School habitat garden  where over 100 species of plants that are native to Virginia have been established. 

“Jan will describe why native plants are so important to our wildlife,”  said Northern Neck Chapter education co-chairman Carol Hammer. “She will show us how they can  add beauty to our landscapes even as we reduce our use of fertilizers, water and pesticides.” 

Visitors are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available. 

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