Nature center offers tips on what to plant where

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is offering an informational program on Tuesday, March 24, to help gardeners choose what—and where—to plant this spring. The "Dig In! What Grows Where?" forum will be held at the nature center, 7–8:30 p.m.

The evening begins with a presentation by Nature Center Plant Sale Committee members of selections found in the annual plant sale catalog, available at the nature center—and for order online in mid-March—on Plant Sale Day, Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Following the presentation, a panel of experts will provide advice on which plants to grow where in a Northeast Ohio garden, including what plants grow well in sun and shade, how to incorporate native plants, and how to attract pollinators.

This year marks the 33rd annual Nature Center plant sale, which features a wide variety of annuals, perennials, edibles and native plants, and is one of the nonprofit organization's largest fundraisers. Proceeds from the plant sale support the Nature Center's trails, habitats and environmental education programs.

The cost of the March 24 program is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested; call 216-321-5935 or visit to reserve a spot. The Shaker Lakes Nature Center is located at 2600 South Park Blvd. in Shaker Heights.

Lisa Fredrickson

Lisa Fredrickson is media and event manager for the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.

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