Shaun Symond: Our Favorite Native Plants, How to be Successful with Natives in Northern Arizona
This class will cover information on xeriscapes, the process of landscaping or gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation but 95% of the plants presented will be natives from Sedona and the Verde Valley. Since Shaun loves birding, he will also incorporate any natives that work well for wildlife.
For Shawn, growing plants has been a life-long passion. He opened his first nursery in Northern Utah at the age of 17. When he moved to Flagstaff in the late 80’s, he saw the obvious need for low water landscaping & began extensive work with native plants that continues today. Shaun travels far and wide, collecting hardy plant seeds that withstand the demanding climate of Arizona. Verde River Growers, a 15 acre nursery in the heart of Cottonwood, is where you’ll find him, producing the best plant palette in Northern Arizona.