Nancy DuBrule-Clemente will be the featured speaker when the Long Hill Garden Club meets on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Trumbull Library. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program will start at 12:45 p.m. She will talk about how to incorporate a wide palette of native perennials, ornamental grasses, trees and shrubs into your landscape to provide colorful blossoms, berries and foliage every month of the growing season. Natives are easy to grow and help build habitats in suburban backyards.
DuBrule-Clemente is the owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center in Northfork, Conn. Education is the primary focus of Natureworks. They have numerous handouts and articles for newspapers and magazines, provide talks to groups and maintain a website, all of which combine to spread the word about organic and sustainable practices. She graduated from Ratcliffe Hicks School at UConn with a degree in Floriculture. She is the author of Succession of Bloom in the Perennial Garden and coauthor of A Country Garden for Your Backyard.