As a result of taking a full-time, year-round position at Estabrook’s Nursery (a premier garden center in Yarmouth and Kennebunk, ME), I’ve had to dramatically reduce my regional classes and lecture commitments, although I truly love interacting with fellow gardeners at these events. If you are in the ‘neighborhood’, I hope you will join me at the following lectures:

Thursday, Feb. 20 – Three Hour Special Garden Class at Faddegon’s Nursery. Latham, NY. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Two lectures. Designing Small Gardens with Big Attitudes! and Budget-Wise & Time-Saving Tips for Sensational Gardens! Program includes extensive handouts, plant catalogs, refreshments, Faddegon’s discount coupon, and door prizes. Registration fee: $49 per person; $44 for Master Gardeners.

Saturday, Feb. 22 Gardener’s Supply Company. Burlington, VT. Two 1.5 hour lectures with individual registration fees. REGISTRATION IS BEING HANDLED BY GARDENER’S SUPPLY. 9:30 a.m. Designing Small Gardens with Big Attitudes! 11:30 a.m. Budget-Wise & Time-Saving Tips for Sensational Gardens! For more information and to register please contact Gardener’s Supply Company at 800-551-6712.

Mar. 5 – 8: St. Louis Home and Garden Show. Three lectures each day. Time and Money-Saving Tips for Growing Beautiful Gardens; Hydrangeas Demystified – Top Performing Hydrangeas and Their Care; and No-Fuss Plants for High-Impact, Low-Maintenance Landscapes.

Saturday, Mar 14: Special 2 1/2 hour class at The Boston Flower and Garden Show 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Insider Tips for Growing Extraordinary Gardens. Two back-to-back presentations. Lecture #1 Inspirational Design Ideas Gleaned from Outstanding Landscapers. This idea-inspiring presentation features breathtaking landscapes crafted by some of the most noteworthy garden designers in the Northeast. Numerous problem-solving challenges are addressed. You’ll discover brilliant and practical tips for a variety of gardening sites ranging from small urban lots to large estates, intense sun to full shade, and seemingly impossible situations. Prepare to be delighted and motivated by this fascinating ‘virtual garden tour’. Lecture #2 Hydrangeas Demystified – Great Hydrangeas and Proven Tips for Exceptional Blooms. Unravel the mystery for having honkin’ Hydrangeas that will be the envy of the neighborhood. This vast genus of shrubs is divided into five groups. Knowing the differences and how to maximize the show from each will be discussed as well as top-performing cultivars. The talk includes how to care and prune these beauties. Class Registration Fee: $39 includes extensive lecture notes, plant catalogs, door prizes and book signing. Registrants must also purchase an admission ticket to the flower show. This special Show program sold out in 2019. Click here to register.

Saturday, Mar. 21 Cumberland County Master Gardeners Symposium. Fayetteville, North Carolina. 8:00a.m.–4:00 p.m. at the Bordeaux Convention Center, 1707 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC. I will have the pleasure of speaking once again with my friend, Joe Lamp’l, the keynote speaker. To learn more about the day’s agenda and to register, click here.