Garden Talk Salon
Horticulture grows in many shapes! Our speakers are experts in evergreens, dahlias, mushroom growing, perennials, pollinator gardens, herbs, organic gardening and more. Do you have a topic you wish to explore? Please let me know!
Enjoy these videos of waterfall design tips!
Organic Gardening is critical to success in our gardens. Permaculture, sustainability and food production weave a wonderful summer of learning new techniques.
Floral Design is my favorite summer hobby. We have zillions of flowers and nobody puts them together quite like our speakers. Enjoy and watch these special creation come together using a mix of native and floral plant materials.
Sculpture in the garden can be tricky! When Carl Peverall contacted us about sharing his atmospheric works, my heart sang when I saw his works of art. Enjoy his narratives. As a master in the fine art of visual arts, you will learn the depth of his artistic muse.
Lighting is part functional, part romance. I miss it when my lights are not on. I love to see our special trees aglow and our garden panel outlines. I love the patterns in the snow from our antique pieces. Chris Wakefield of The OutDoor Lights makes our gardens magical.
Boundless Gardening Recipes for cordials, bitters, champaigns & wines…who knows what else will emerge this summer! A friend called me the Julia Child of landscape design, but maybe she
was not so far off! I love to mix up recipes in our kitchen at Dovecote, especially during the summer when mother nature tempts me with berries and flowers. Enjoy my favorite things: bitters, cordials, wines and champaign!
Miniature Gardens are great fun for all ages! When you merge mothers with children and grandchildren with their elderfolks male or female great design chemistry ensues. Our summer demonstrations share the components of miniature gardens. Let the fun begin!
Garden Design Examples
General Landscape Design (for all stages of life). I lecture widely and enjoy sharing various topics. Enjoy.
Landscape design is my passion. When invited to share tips with landscape design professionals, I sometimes prepare a series of videos announcing the course, plus record the course itself. Enjoy these from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers in Seattle, WA.
Mountain Landscape Design is favorite topic because our land and weather is more than a little tricky. Enjoy some of the nuances!
Art Breakthru is something each of us can understand, especially when looking at a blank canvas. Cashiers is blessed to have a biannual event called Cashiers Plein AIr. Enjoy our workshops that honor the creation of works on paper.
Pollinators in Peril