Producing Native Plants at Large and Small Scales

Producing Native Plants at Large and Small Scales

American Public Gardens Association’s Native Plants and Plant Conservation Symposium

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Leslie Hunter Cario, Principal, Chesapeake Horticultural Services, LLC

There are many opportunities and challenges associated with propagating native plants for conservation on a small scale.
Adkins Arboretum, with support from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, is sourcing and evaluating select native plants
of local provenance in order to enhance the offerings of ornamental horticulture through its Native Plant Propagation Initiative. Leslie highlights some of these opportunities and challenges by contrasting her experience operating a wholesale native plant nursery with the volunteer-powered initiative at Adkins.