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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