Benefits of Native Grasses
with Mary Hockenberry Meyer, PhD, horticultural sciences professor emerita, University of Minnesota
Thursday, July 25, from 2:00-3:00pm ET
$10 AHS members/$15 non-members


Landscape grasses fulfill many ecosystem services as well as adding beauty to gardens. North American prairie grasses are underutilized, low-maintenance plants that play an important role in providing food and shelter for native butterflies. This webinar will discuss the many benefits of using grasses in your landscape along with specific grasses for a diverse variety of garden sites. 

Dr. Mary H. Meyer is a Horticultural Sciences professor emerita at the University of Minnesota. She has studied grasses and their use in the landscape in the Northeast and Midwest U.S. for over 40 years. She is the author of several publications, including Ornamental Grasses for Cold Climates, and co-author of The 10 Plants That Changed Minnesota and the online book Gardening with Native Grasses in Cold Climates. Dr. Meyer curates and manages the North American Plant Collections Consortium Grass Collection at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, which was planted in 1987. Long-term research on grass hardiness from this collection has been published in HortTechnology. In 2018, Dr. Meyer was awarded the AHS Great American Gardeners Teaching Award.