Spring Garden Tips

Jan. 31, 2015 - University of Illinois Extension's “A Winter Day in the Garden” Conference

Join me as I present:

10:15-11:05 a.m. - Creating a Private Space - Design Strategies for Screening, Privacy and More
Learn how to combine plants, furnishings and accessories to create an entertainment space, retreat or area for relaxation within your landscape. Strategies for maximizing the beauty and enjoyment whether you’re dealing with a small yard or trying to create a garden room within your landscape.

2:30 - 3:25 p.m. - Healthful Gardening in Any Available Space
Plan a beautiful garden and landscape that's good looking and good eating! Strategies for maximizing your gardening enjoyment in any size landscape while incorporating edibles along with your flowers. I’ll also discuss space and energy efficient gardening design tricks to keep you gardening when time, energy and stiff joints get in the way. These sustainable landscaping design and maintenance techniques will be good for your mind, body and spirit as well as the environment.

Location: Highland Church of Christ, 500 W. Highland Avenue, Robinson, IL

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Feb. 12-13, 2015 - Milwaukee/NARI Spring Home Improvement Show

Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. & Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Join me as I present:

Flavorful Landscapes - Growing Attractive and Edible Landscapes - Increase the nutritional value and beauty of your landscape by incorporating attractive fruits and vegetables into the plan. Tips on creating a kitchen garden, containers filled with edible plants or mixing fruits and vegetables into your more traditional plantings will be discussed. I'll also provide design, planting, and care tips for popular vegetables. Plus, I’ll feature new varieties with extra ornamental appeal!

Location:  Wisconsin Exposition Center
8200 Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI

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Feb. 14, 2015 - WPTV's Garden Expo

Feb. 14, 2015

Join me as I present:

9 a.m. - Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas – The shady spots of the landscape can be a challenge. I'll share lots of colorful and interesting options beyond hostas for the shady areas in your yard that are sure to add extra appeal and interest to your landscape.

3:15 p.m. - Create a Colorful Garden filled with Birds, Butterflies and Blossoms - Plant a few colorful annuals, throw in a little caterpillar food, add some tasty seedpods and you have the perfect recipe for a garden fit for birds and butterflies.  We’ll take a close look at creating a habitat and selecting plants suitable for attracting birds and butterflies.

Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

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Feb. 19-20, 2015 - Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show

Be sure to stop by as I present:

Thursday, 2/19 at 1 p.m. – Garden Renewal

Friday, 2/20 at 11 a.m. - Vegetable Gardening Success - Bountiful Gardens For People with Limited Time, Space & Budget

Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St, Providence, RI

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