Richmond, VA, August 22, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Across the Nation, climatic shifts occur. “The challenge,” says the Wright Scoop – Sylvia Hoehns Wright, “for present-day communities is to identify strategies that enable a “waste not, and want not” ecological commitment: create sustainable eco systems, a legacy of eco healthy urban suburban communities.
Fall the Optimal Planting Season –
For more than 20 years, the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) promoted fall as a "second season" for landscape garden sales but due to ongoing effects of climate shift, presently for most regions, fall is not simply a "second season" landscape garden sales opportunity but is the optimal plant installation season. As a result, Wright implemented an eco educational campaign in 2010 which urged gardeners, homeowners and Industry alike to shift their plant installation season. Similarly, nation-wide activity is occurring. The state of New Jersey has recognized October as their "garden month" and associations such as the "Home Garden Seed Association" are promoting fall plant installation. Specific to Wright’s area, colleague members of the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (CVNLA) for the Greater Richmond Area (GRA) launched an eco educational campaign – fall is for planting - urging consumers and Industry alike to make fall their optimal plant installation season. “We – collectively as an Industry - hope,” says Wright, “that such campaigns will enable an understanding of the benefits of plant installation during least climate stress conditions.”
Why? During the fall season, fewer pests and disease problems occur, increased amounts of rainfall and cooler temperatures create ideal environments for plant development; and while there are cooler temperatures, the soil remains warm encouraging root growth which will continue during the winter season; providing for plant roots, an opportunity of seven to nine months in which to develop prior to experiencing the harsh effects of climate shift: extreme heat-index temperatures of the "dog days" of summer.
About the Wright Scoop -
As founder of the Plants of CARE plant recognition program and recipient of the "Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic" award sponsored by Hines Horticulture, Project Evergreen and Today’s Garden Center magazine, Wright encourages use of green-scaping concepts: build and maintain healthy soil, install right plant for site requirements; and during seasonal appropriate cycles, be water wise, adopt earth-friendly pest and weed management, implement natural lawn care and install plants during least climate stress conditions.
For the fall of 2012, in addition to her advocacy "fall as the optimal planting season," Wright for her regional community – the Greater Richmond Area offers a workshop October 3 – 24th, 6:30-9:00 p.m. session 061: Landscape/Garden Design for the Hands-on-Homeowner, through the Henrico County VA Adult Ed program, www.henrico.k12.va.us/adulteducation.
“The Wright Scoop,” says Washington Gardener magazine reviewer Edna Troiano, “Sylvia Hoehns Wright’s book, From Eco-weak to Eco-chic: landscape green, offers readers guidelines for joining the green revolution in their own yards. Becoming eco-chic, she explains, is primarily a matter of “working with instead of against an area’s natural environment” to create sustainable, eco-friendly landscapes.
A consultant, keynote/departmental speaker and workshop instructor, details of Wright’s eco books are available at Sylvia Wright's Storefront - Lulu.com and activities at web site www.TheWrightScoop.com or follow Twitter ID, Wright Scoop or Face-book group, The Wright Scoop.
Identified by Landscape Architect magazine as an Industry "mover & shaker," the Wright Scoop – Sylvia Hoehns Wright seeks to inspire people to create an eco-legacy of CARE, a perspective of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency – "green" America’s landscape.
Side-bar: GRA landscape/garden workshop: Wed. Oct 3 – 24th, 6:30-9:00 p.m. workshop 061: Landscape/Garden Design for the Hands-on-Homeowner, register with www.henrico.k12.va.us/adulteducation, text: Eco-weak to Eco-chic: landscape green, details contact 804-328-4095.