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Scott LaFleur talking on Listening to the Landscape: Using Nature's Clues to Design a Garden That Works

Natural ecosystems can provide us with a lot of information on native plants and how they grow. Looking into the symbiotic relationship these ecosystems make use of will lead us in the choices we make when designing sustainable landscapes. Natural ecosystems will also provide us with the framework we need to attract Birds, Bee's, Butterfly's and other exciting critters. Choosing native plants that provide food and forage for wildlife is a great way to keep a diversity of life happy and abundant in your landscape. Invasive plants can disrupt this delicate balance of life and removing them is the great help you can provide. We at the New England Wild Flower Society have many great native alternatives you can make use of.

Scott Lafleur is Director of Horticulture at the New England Wild Flower Society. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire horticulture program, Scott specialized in perennials and perennial garden design. Upon graduating in 1996 Scott started a professional gardening Service in Rye,NH. The hallmark of Scott’s business was meticulous work using the best horticultural practices. Scott expanded his business into a landscape design and installation company. He sold the business in 2001 after 10 years of operation and undertook a three year project designing a 135 acre VT farm into rolling green hills, extensive gardens and a network of trails to access the property for horse back riding and hiking. During his designing and research for the project Scott became very interested in native plants and ecological landscaping. These pieces of the design were key to its success. Scott completed the project in 2006 and was hired by the New England Wild Flower Society as the Senior Horticulturist for their botanic garden, Garden in the Woods. Scott was promoted to Director of Horticulture in 2008, his current position.

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 15:51

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