This is just a fun thing to do … the adorable 4″-6″ handmade cement mushrooms will be already made & painted with a base coat of primer for you. Each participant will choose 2 mushrooms & paint them from an assortment of colors. All the paints & brushes will be provided. Just be sure to bring along a container such as an empty shoebox, etc. & some sheets of newspaper or other packing material to transport your mushrooms back home with you. This project is fast & easy & so much fun & everyone can do it !!!
1003 Cypripedium Orchids
There are more than 40 species of the treasured Lady Slipper Orchid and the average gardener can grow certain species of these beautiful plants with some basic soil amendments or with a sunken pot filled with the medium the plants require. The presentation covers what is growing at Pace Gardens and a glimpse of some of the hybrids being produced for garden culture as well as how to grow a hardy Cypripedium in a sunken pot.
1002 Hosta & Shady Friends
This PowerPoint will guide you through the culture, care and many uses of hosta. We will spend most of our time seeing and discussing the many and varied plant friends that hang out with hosta. Some you may know but many will be new to you. Join me for an informative look at some new plant friends to introduce to your hosta garden.
1004 Hosta – 101
This presentation is a thorough overview of being a Hosta collector based on years of experience. Come and learn the mistakes I have made to get this experience. Topics include identification, purchase considerations, where to plant, how to feed and handling pests and diseases that want to put a damper on your hobby.
1005 Jazzing Up The Garden
Is your garden looking tired and old? Is it rather dull and boring? Well then, it’s time to get out of the gardening rut and add some eye-popping street appeal to your landscape. This is a lighthearted (downright humorous!) presentation covering eight simple steps to spiff up your lawn and garden including the addition of garden art…all in order to make your gardening paradise unique, appealing, and memorable. Let’s jazz up the garden!
1006 Advanced Hosta Hybridizing
What does the future of hosta hybridizing hold? What is the next hot trend? Are hosta flowers the next big thing? Are minis still exciting? Who will produce the plants?
1007 365 days of Bloom
I will provide temperate outdoor plant varieties that will provide 365 outdoor bloom for at least zone 5 and likely zone 4. I will talk about various plants that cover all seasons, not just winter.
1008 Go To Garden Tools
A refresher course on the use of tools and maintaining them. Class taught with a Powerpoint and a selection of tools for demonstration. Come with
1009 Running on Empty
When we think we have absolutely nothing in our gardens with which to design or are ‘running on empty’ we become resourceful. Floral design ideas will be presented applying the attributes of hosta foliage such as color and textural interest. I will demonstrate how to make three fresh designs from start to finish.