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Date & Time: July 15, 2024 5:00pm
Location: Morley, NY

$15 for members ~ $20 for non-members

Pre-registration required: Call (315) 386-8133, E-mail Carlene at, or pre-register online

Join long time gardeners Pat Dominie and Anne Csete at Pat’s home in Morley to experience a historic farm property that has been converted into over 10 acres of gardens. Learn about flowering plants that grow well in Northern NY, as well as sustainable landscaping techniques that encourage desired wildlife and discourage pests, while adapting to changing climate conditions. Tour Pat’s gardens while learning to identify and transplant North Country-hardy plants that do well in meadows, former animal pastures or woodland habitats. Anne will be sharing the possibilities, challenges, and rewards of ecological gardening for people, plants and animals.

At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to take a piece of history home, a “local gem” from Pat’s Garden to transplant.

More plants will be available for purchase. No formal gardening experience or prior knowledge is required.

Light refreshments will be provided. Proceeds from this program will supports SLCCHC’s new historic garden project at the Silas Wright House in Canton.

Pat Dominie has always called the North Country home. She is an avid researcher, genealogist, SLCCHC volunteer, and co-founder of the Morley History Group. 35 years ago, Pat and her husband sold their dairy farm, retaining 34 acres to build a log retirement home, which contains almost every type of soil that can be found in St. Lawrence County. They created a pond, shrub borders, perennial and rock gardens, water features, and established vegetable gardens. Pats love of gardening was learned at a very early age from her grandmother and she considers her style of gardening casual, informal, and dictated by nature.

Anne Csete is a retired (SLU) history professor who has been gardening in North Russell for the last 23
years, converting the one-acre lawn around her 1890s farmhouse into a perennial flower garden. Ten years
ago she discovered ecological gardening concepts through the books of Doug Tallamy. Putting these
principles into action has transformed her garden into a paradise for everything from toads and snakes to
songbirds and butterflies