Upcoming Classes & Events
Topiary in and out of the Garden
December 9th, 2013
Tacoma Garden Club Hort Group
at Urban Garden Company
Art in the Garden
December 12th, 2013
Horsehead bay Garden Club
at Morso, Gig Harbor, Washington
January 23, 2014 1 pm
Flavor, fragrance, color…create an herb garden for the senses. Herb garden designs including container gardens and theme gardens, plus growing tips recipes, and inspiration on how to use them.
No Fear Garden Design
January 26th, 2104 3 pm
A beginners guide and creative approach to designing a garden. Don’t just create a landscape; plant a garden. Plants, structures, water features, pathways and more; easy,do-it-yourself ideas to renovate, design and create!
The Art of Retreat
February 4-9, 2014
Washington State Convention center, Seattle, Washington
Garden Creator, show garden
The garden takes a unique perspective through the eyes of a mother- daughter design team.Individually they are gold medal winners of designs at past Northwest Flower and Garden Shows. In 2014, they are teaming up as co-designers.
Each was given the same amount of space in the garden and a studio to personalize.
It is there that the generations put their distinct mark on the space.
Mom-(Sue) stylizes a space in the midst of the garden for inspiration, meditation… a place to unplug. She creates an artist retreat she fondly calls “Studio Botanica.” It is a place to collect vintage botanical etchings, books and create botanical drawings using plants from the garden as the muse.
Daughter-(Courtney) creates a vibrant studio to plug and play. A haven inspired by the artistry of video game story boards. It is a place to create diverse stories of people and places blending the world of technology and imagery. Living walls, lush meadows, and rivers of plants chosen for their foliage textures and colors weave through both sides of the gardens.
Color Play in the Garden
Put the “Wow” in Your Garden with Color!
February 9, 2014 5 pm
Become a garden stylist with the use of color. Design tips using pottery to pop color into dark spaces, perennial combinations for long bloom time in mixed borders and fun ideas that dip in the paint can and get bold. Explore the unexpected, look for ways to get attention to a boring space or infuse more color to an existing garden
Grow Your Own Herbal Spa
March 1, 2014 11:30
Plan an herbal theme garden with healing and aromatic herbs to create hand blended spa products. Easy tips and ideas to make fresh potions for spa treatments. Peppermint foot scrub, sensual sugar scrubs, powders, fragrant mists and more. Get to know the attributes of herbs to use, how to grow them and easy recipes to try.
Color and Texture in the Garden
March 17th, 2014
Root and Bloom Garden Club
An Edible Garden Lifestyle
March 28, 2014
Add edible plants to the landscape for double duty. Many edibles are highly ornamental by adding color and texture to garden spaces. From container gardens to mixed borders there are many ways to grow food without the expense of set-aside space. Included are garden sketches and down-to-earth tips for cultivating successful edible landscapes as well as favorite edible varieties that mingle well with ornamentals
More speaking dates coming soon, check back!