As announced in my July newsletter, I now offer online lectures – via Zoom Video Webinars – to garden clubs, Master Gardeners, and other groups. Everything is the same as my in-person presentations (picturesque PowerPoints, detailed lectures notes, and question and answer time) EXCEPT: 1) Folks enjoy the lecture from the comfort and safety of…

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Rather than consider fall a farewell to another growing season, we should celebrate its unparalleled brilliance from foliage, berries, bark and stems. Certain native flowering shrubs not only offer a pollinator friendly flowers, they can also provide dazzling leaves for an outstanding last hurrah. Below are a few nice choices hardy in Zones 5 or…

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Brunnera ‘Queen of Hearts’ and ‘Jack of Diamonds’ Brunnera, commonly called Siberian Bugloss, is a spectacular perennial for shade gardens. ‘Jack Frost’ is probably the best known, thanks to its being awarded the 2012 Perennial of the Year. I have trialed many cultivars over the years but the most recent ‘trialees’ left me gasping! ‘Queen…

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I’ve added a new tool to my gardening arsenal – a pry bar. This tool comes in handy when planting gardens in ledges and rocky soil. Just the other day I was adding some perennials to my sister Kim’s ledge garden when I hit a stubborn rock. Kim raced to the barn and came out…

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My friend and garden design client, Elaine DiGiovanni, recently shared a video that she and two other floral designers posted on YouTube. Elaine, is a nationally accredited master flower show judge with National Garden Clubs, Inc., and has won many top awards in horticulture and floral design, including being named flower arranger of the year…

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2019 & 2020 video bundle

Please check out my 12 info-packed, colorful gardening lectures that cover a wide range of gardening themes from garden design, plant selection, and sustainable practices. All presentations come with extensive lecture notes. You can puchase these videos individually or save 20% or more with Special Bundle Offers. All videos can be watched as often as…

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As a result of this awful pandemic, I am now offering a limited number of online design and landscape consultations for homeowners in hardiness Zones 6 or colder. Clients provide photos, measurements for new pla nting beds (or those that need updating), and answer a series of questions related to sunlight, soil type, color/plant preferences,…

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I’m excited to offer floral note card packets. Each packet contains five different cards. Many of the photos were taken in my gardens. Cards are 4″ x 5.5″ and can be purchased in a horizontal or vertical format. Envelopes are included. The cards are blank inside to leave plenty of space for your own message.…

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Winter is fast approaching…and so are the deer as they target your tasty shrubs and trees. Stop them in their tracks by using Plantskydd – a highly effective, organic repellent that works for months. Plantskydd is Swedish for ‘plant-protection’. It was first developed in Sweden to protect vast tree plantations from browsing deer, rabbits and…

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The Right-Size Flower Garden

Due to the pandemic, a majority of my lectures across the country were cancelled. In preparation for these lectures, I ordered a number of my gardening books to sell at book signings. Needless to say, I now have an ‘overstock’ of books. Time to clean house. All four gardening books are on sale for only…

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