Time to put away the Christmas decorations and think SPRING!
One thing gardeners are good at is seasonal denial. So what if the night temperatures are below freezing? We know warmer days will eventually return so come January 1st I'm already jotting down notes on what I'd like to try in the garden this year.
Nothing helps that 'garden dreaming 'quite so much as the flower and garden shows which provide educational seminars, inspirational show gardens and of course vendors who tempt us with the latest and greatest.
This winter and early spring I'll be at three garden shows (as well as a trade show) so be sure to look at the events below and join me whenever and wherever you can.
Such an honor to have been selected and of course the opportunity to see Mickey Mouse who lives right next door is just too good to pass up.
If you live in the Florida area and plan to visit the show do stop by and say hello. Also if you are familiar with the area I'd love to hear your recommendations for gardens and attractions to visit while we are there (besides the parks).
I'm probably going to need fur-lined boots and a ski jacket for my trip to Chicago March 20th-22nd but I'm excited to visit new places and delighted to be able to share my passion for FINE FOLIAGE with several audiences.
Ready for some color in the garden? Look to the new Gold Collection┬«┬ hellebores from Skagit Gardens for many months of blooms in shades of white, cream, pink and burgundy. These bloom longer than older varieties and hold their heads up high. There are several to choose from and I've now grown them all!
Merlin; dark stems and foliage are the foil for flowers that start out pink and turn dusky burgundy
Monte Cristo; is the latest hybrid to be released and is a much softer coloring in creamy white fading to apple green
Pink Frost; the one I first fell in love with! At any one time there are flowers in white, pink and burgundy
Cinnamon Snow; a slightly smaller plant with cream flowers backed in cinnamon tones.
Try them in winter containers or shady borders but be sure to place them where you can enjoy them on a winters day.
Interested in booking a seminar or presentation for your area, event or garden club? Just send me an email and feel free to read reviews of my talks on the Great Garden Speakers website.
Did you know that FINE FOLIAGE has a FIVE STAR rating on Amazon and that it is so popular that it has gone into a second printing? It has also been listed by Amazon as one of the BEST GARDENING BOOKS OF 2013. Woo hoo!
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