Location: Tacoma Nature Center
Rita Hummel, PhD, Horticulturalist, emeritus Washington State University, brings a broad variety of interests to us. These include developing recycled organic materials as substrates and nutrient sources for nursery and greenhouse container production and landscape use; enhancing water conservation in container production and landscapes; improve longevity of trees and shrubs in the landscape by preventing root structural defects; developing production practices for difficult to grow native plants; and determining woody plant adaptation to rain gardens under Pacific Northwest environmental conditions.
As a part of her work, Dr. Hummel has done extensive research on plant varieties for use in landscapes, and the most effective methods for transplanting for success and healthy growth. She will share some of those insights with us.
For more information, go to the Washington Native Plant Society