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!!!
2002 Cohesion vs Chaos
Are you a plant nut like me? Do you love to buy hosta and plants in general? Do you get home and wonder, “How am I going to plant these so they don’t look like soldiers in a row? Join me for a look at some gardens and gardeners who have solved the collector’s garden dilemma. See how they have created a cohesive look in their gardens through the use of color, texture, shape and form. We will talk about how to put it all together so you CAN have one of everything and still have a beautiful and harmonious garden.
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.
2004 Benedict Garden
Will cover specialized planting techniques for alpines, bog plants and crevice gardens. Also seed sowing and starting ferns from spores.
2005 Labelling your Collection
When you have lots of similar plants, it is impossible to remember all the cultivars. Labelling your plants allows you to educate yourself of the names, makes it a lot more interesting when visitors tour your garden and marks your garden in the winter. Learn about some new stake options and the economical and permanent labelling system to give you the professional look.
2006 What’s New in Hostas
This presentation shows many of the newest hosta introductions on the market including those from both the United States and Europe. See the latest and greatest new cultivars which will get you excited and make your wish list even longer!
2007 Ground or Containers?
In the ground or in pots, what is best for you, what is best for your hostas? We will discuss the pros and cons of both as well as share growing tips for success in both situations. Landscape solutions to upgrade your hosta garden.
2008 Make America Beautiful
The class will give practical steps to beautify your town or city.
2009 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.