Serenity in the Garden - THE TALKS I GIVE
In this engaging powerpoint, I offer intriguing design ideas for enhancing any garden. Learn why East is considered the ‘auspicious’ direction, how to use a ‘Golden Rectangle’ to create harmony outdoors, and which colors uplift our spirits in a garden. A very popular talk enjoyed by all - accompanies the book, ‘Heaven is a Garden” (St Lynn’s Press, 2014) Plant Handout comes with the talk.
An illuminating and beautiful look at creative ways to incorporate natural stone in a landscape. The ‘spirit of stone’ offers tips for using sustainable stone in garden design, how to design a stepping stone path and ends with secrets of ‘reading’ a Japanese rock garden. An inspiring and popular talk - accompanies the new book, ‘The Spirit of Stone” (St Lynn’s Press, 2017) Handout listing plants shown in presentation.
This beautiful talk shows how to extend a garden’s magic into the cooler months. I spotlight
four ways: Highlight Rock, Celebrate the Breeze, Delight in Berries and Fruit and Enjoy the
Richness and Contrast of Colors. Plant Handout is included.
From unique storm water catchment systems and native plantings to "bee hotels" and green roofs, America's is climbing on the sustainable design bandwagon! This informative powerpoint talk looks at the 4 general sustainable principles and shows how you can adapt them for your home landscape. It ends with a discussion of native plant combinations.
This intriguing talk describes how color affects us and the natural world. I illustrate how reds excite, yellows stimulate, blues stabilize and greens relax. I explain how pollinators respond to color and why this is so important . I conclude with inspiring examples of color-rich gardens and describe how sunlight can help us in our color decisions.
Postage Stamp Gardens - Planters, Verticals, Accents & More
This Powerpoint talk gets everyone’s gardening juices flowing! I explore gardening in tight spaces and offer many planting ideas for container plantings, green walls, stacked layouts and more. Informative handout.
Deer abound and we must learn to plant those plants they don’t eat. This talk shows that it is not impossible and the garden options are more than you think! Informative handout.
Everyone loves to see garden transformations – This powerpoint illustrates how drab outdoor scenes can morph into beautiful gardens. These are all my landscapes and I share the tips and secrets I used in each design. Lots of great information to inspire.