Somerville Garden Club

February 10, 2021 Virtual Meeting – A Camel’s Garden: Drought-tolerant Plants for a Changing Climate

When the dog days of summer hit, many of us are faced with water bans that limit our ability to water our lush gardens. We find ourselves carefully monitoring the water level in rain barrels and hoping for the next rainfall. What if we started to incorporate plants that simply need less water? In this lecture and walkabout, Jen will share the effects of drought on woody plants and describe plant adaptations for dealing with drought. Most importantly, she will introduce you to a new palette of plant material that will decrease your water use while increasing species diversity and beauty in your home landscape.

Jen Kettell is an arborist and horticulturist. She is a recent graduate of the American Society for Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Academy, an advanced professional training for experienced arborists. As the owner of Radiant Leaf Consulting, she shares her passion for horticulture through training she provides to homeowners and green industry professionals. She has consulted for Safdie Architect, The Trustees’ public gardens, and has been a guest lecturer for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the Arnold Arboretum, and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

If you are interested in attending our meeting, but have not received the link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email for the link.

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