The Furnas Arboretum in Brownville is hosting garden tours and a presentation by Bob Henrickson of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m.
"Wildflower Plantings as Works in Progress!" will focus on a 6-year-old wildflower planting that offers a demonstration of some of the problems and issues in wildflower plantings. "The 'wild' nature of wildflower plantings", said curator John Lauber, "makes them more of a challenge to monitor and manager. These demonstration planting provides a place to learn about some of those issues, whether in a public or home garden."
The Furnas Arboretum is located at Fifth and Main Streets in historic Brownville, NE. The arboretum is a project of the Brownville Fine Arts Association and this event is part of an annual series of garden tours. Designated an affiliate site of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum in 1996, the arboretum features a curated collection of more than 100 species of trees and shrubs, plus a good variety of perennials, all assembled for the goal of education.