Sue Goetz, based in Washington state and owner of Creative Gardener, shares her passion for gardening. Her motto ...."inspiring gardeners to create" defines all of her talks. Hands-on, how to's or simply for creative inspiration, her down to earth approach is shared
with audiences all over the country.
Trained in horticulture and design, Sue's topics are presented with the
factual, trusted knowledge of a gardener.
Past engagements, seminars & clients include:
Garden Writers Association,Portland, OR., Quebec, Canada, and Pasadena, CA.
Point Defiance Flower and garden Show, Tacoma, WA.
Pierce County Master Gardeners, Tacoma, WA.
Abbott Labs, "Gardening with RH" Special Event, Tacoma Washington
University of Idaho "Thaw and Awe" Horticultural Symposium, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Southern Idaho Small Scale Ag Conference "Specialty Market Trends"
Idaho Horticultural Expo, Boise, Idaho to business owners "Finding a Destination"
University of Idaho Cooperative Extension to business owners" Niche marketing"
Idaho State Master Gardeners
Eastern Idaho State Fair
Sample of Presentations
Herbs and Flowers
A Taste For Herbs
Herbal Lotions, Scrubs and Skin Care from the Garden
The Herb Lover’s Garden *
Potted Herb Gardens*
An Edible Garden Lifestyle*
In Love with Lavender*
Cutting Gardens also titled as “The Art of Garden Floristry”*
From Seed to Bouquet*
The Herbal Landscape*
In Search of Useful Spaces
No Fear Garden Design*
DIY Garden Makeovers*
Fix My Yard! * Also titled Design dilemmas Fixed!*
Color Play in the Garden *
Garden Borders from Dull to Drama*
Water Wisdom in the Garden*
Paint by Number Perennials
Landscaping for Winter Color and Beauty*
Fall Fashion for Container Gardens*
Stylizing and Creativity
Art in the Garden*
Tied up in Knots
Sensibility, Creating a Garden for the Senses
Smoked Herb Salt Workshop:
Let’s talk salt. What are the best kinds for culinary use and how to mix and mingle them with herbs. Attendees will make a signature smoked salt blend to take home.
Make-it, Take-it: Signature Herb Blend Workshop:
Create dry seasoning mixes from a selection of herbs. We’ll talk about what herbs combine well together plus added ingredients like garlic and lemon to finish personalized flavorful blends. Attendees will make a blend to take home.
Make it, Take it: Flavorful Herbal Teas:
Choose from a mix of dried herbs to create custom tea blends, plus how to steep the perfect herb infusion. Instruction on how to make your own tea bags included. Attendees will make a blend to take home.
Sea Salt Scrubs:
Healing , cleansing nourishing, learn all about salt scrubs and how to use them. Attendees will make a rich healing scrub blend from dried herbs.
Make-it, Take it: Head to Toe
Nurture skin from head to toe with these recipes. Attendees will make a cornmeal facial scrub and Peppermint foot soak to take home.