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Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium Sells Out

Apr 6, 2019

Once again this highly popular annual symposium sold out prior to the event date, April 13. BUT the special three hour Pre-symposium class on Friday afternoon,April 12 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. is still open!  I will be presenting two lively lectures:  Sustainable Design and Maintenance Tips for Beautiful Flower Gardens and Kerry’s Favorite Plant…

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10 LESSONS FROM FAMOUS GARDENS

Mar 21, 2019

Garden Design’s recent blog titled 10 Lessons from Famous Gardens is riveting and thought provoking! It is packed with so many awesome suggestions. I already knew about some of these design enhancing ideas before BUT I still gained a fresh perspective from seeing these implemented in noteworthy gardens!  I loved the tip about using color in the garden. …

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SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER TO THE AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Mar 18, 2019

The American Horticultural Society (AHS) provides a wealth of benefits, including a subscription to The American Gardener, a remarkable gardening magazine which they publish.  AHS, one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country, has long been a trusted source of high quality gardening and horticultural information.  There are so many membership perks, but a couple…

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COMING SOON – 15th GREAT GARDENS AND LANDSCAPING SYMPOSIUM

Mar 16, 2019

The 15th Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium, scheduled for April 12 & 13, is less than six weeks away!  This promises to be another unforgettable event at the historic, four-star Woodstock Inn and Resort. Plans are in place for topnotch speakers, exceptional food and accommodations, substantial handouts and door prizes, plus the popular Gardeners Marketplace featuring fun and unique vendors…

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SPRING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER – AND SO ARE DEER AND RABBITS!

Mar 16, 2019

This is the point in winter when many of us count down the days until spring is officially here. We scan the landscape for the first signs of fresh, green growth emerging from warming ground. Sadly we aren’t the only ones on the lookout! Deer and rabbits are ‘smackin’ their lips’, ready to swoop down…

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Sensational Spring Flowering Spirea

Mar 13, 2019

Summer flowering Spirea are known as invincible workhorses for hot, sunny, dry, hellstrip, deer-riddled locations where few other plants will perform as gallantly. Of course, Spirea also look fantastic in plant-friendly settings. Not only do they have lovely, pollinator-friendly flowers, the foliage turns brilliant shades of red, yellow, orange and/or purple in fall (depending on…

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CRAZY FOR CLEMATIS

Mar 11, 2019

Clematis are a popular choice for adding vertical interest to a landscape. There are so many stunning flower colors, shapes and sizes to choose from.  You can find varieties that bloom in early spring, while others don’t start flowering until August. The majority of Clematis have green leaves but there are also knockouts with gold…

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Garden Design Class for Small Spaces

Mar 11, 2019

I am excited to be teaching a new, 2-hour class on how to create a spectacular garden in smaller spaces.  I will be sharing easy to apply design and accessory tips, as well as featuring perennials, flowering shrubs, evergreens, annuals and other smaller scale plants that make BIG impressions.Many of the recommended plants and recommendations…

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Rave reviews for Hydrangea Webinar

Feb 23, 2019

“I just wanted to thank you for your amazing webinar, Not Your Grandma’s Hydrangeas. After being overwhelmed by the all the species and cultivar options but wanting gorgeous hydrangeas for YEARS, I am planning to plant several this spring. Your webinar has given me the clarity I need to choose which to plant. Well, mostly,…

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2019 Perennial of the Year

Feb 21, 2019

Each year the Perennial Plant Association selects one perennial to be the gold medalist. This is based on the input of green industry professionals nationwide. Winners must meet a number of criteria including: *Suitable for a wide range of climatic conditions *Low maintenance *Pest and disease resistant *Readily available in the year of release *Multiple…

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