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Gardens and Tonic: Fueling the Spring Monarch Migration: How to Prepare Your Yard to Host the Jewels of the Garden

March 31, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Monarchs are coming, the Monarchs are coming! Join Heather Andrews, The Thoughtful Gardner, as we navigate the most recent clinical research to learn how to attract and host the royalty of butterflies. You will learn the pollinator pearls you can implement in your own backyard for a perfect paradise for hosting their return.

Heather Andrews is a published author, photographer, traveler, and speaker who routinely works with homeowners and businesses to create sustainable native pollinator habitats. She encourages them to provide wildlife habitat and fuel for native pollinators and improve vegetable yield through pollinator hedgerows and corridors. During the growing season, you will find her in her monarch waystation, Cat-a-pillar Haven, videoblogging her garden on her facebook page, the thoughtful gardener. She combines information from her career in clinical research to guide her messaging, and routinely creates actionable video content to enable gardeners to create a pollinator paradise in their own backyards. She often sends milkweed seeds and shares native plants with gardeners throughout North America to help create native butterfly habitat, and support the endangered monarch butterfly. In 2021, a pollinator garden she designed in conjunction with the Master Gardeners of Central Pennsylvania was awarded the “Garden of Distinction” by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Her proposal “The resurgence of pollinator hedgerows – using science to create a pollinator oasis in your own backyard” was accepted at the 2021 International Master Gardeners Conference. To follow her educational videologs, she can be found on her new youtube gardening channel Garden Thoughtfully.


Gardens and Tonic is a series of virtual webinars with horticulture professionals. Grab your favorite beverage and join Julie Jenney from the Scott Arboretum and a featured horticulture professional for plant-related topics, adventures, and stories – as well as design-focused talks on private and public gardens. Time will be set aside to answer your questions. Registration is free but required. Participants must have Zoom downloaded on their computer and be comfortable using it. The webinar link will be included in the confirmation email received after registering online.


Help keep these virtual programs free! If you would like to help fund the G&T series, we invite you to donate online or with a check for your desired amount to: the Associates of the Scott Arboretum with a note on the memo line “For virtual G&T series.” Thank you!


March 31, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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