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Poisonous Plants in the Ornamental Garden

Poisonous Plants in the Ornamental Garden

Poisonous Plants in the Ornamental Garden -

Thursday, September 24 from 7:00-8:00 PM

For Adults

*Registration opens September 10*

Many of our favorite ornamental garden plants are poisonous and some have fascinating histories. You may be surprised to learn that there are poisonous plants growing in your garden. Master Gardener John Nelson, from Cornell Cooperative Extension, will discuss a common shrub whose pollen produces toxic honey, the "Tree of Death", a popular perennial used for chemical warfare by the ancient Greeks, the native plant that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother, the "Queen of Poisons", and a plant whose seeds were used for a Cold War assassination. Some common-sense precautions for growing these plants in your garden will be provided.

Date:
Monday, September 24, 2018
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Penfield - Braman Room
Campus:
Penfield Public Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adult Program  
Registrations open at 7:00pm Monday, September 10, 2018

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