Foliage First

Jan 23 2018 - 4:15pm

The beauty of flowers is seductive, but flowers, by their fleeting nature, are a fickle base to provide long-lasting gardens with year-round interest. Tackle this problem with the advice given in this talk.  Learn how to first build a framework of foliage and then layer in flowers and other artistic elements to add the finishing touches. This simple, recipe-style approach to garden design features combinations for both sunny and shady gardens that work for a variety of climates and garden challenges, including deer, dry shade, and more.

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The Personal Garden Coach

Christina Salwitz is a vibrant, lively container designer, public speaker and horticultural photojournalist.  Her containers’ designs are regularly featured in magazines across the country.  She is a teacher, garden designer, demonstrator for tips and techniques, and an expert in organic gardening. Christina possesses in-depth horticultural industry knowledge, marketing and merchandising expertise and a successful track record in increasing business income by significant percentages. Experience in world-class nurseries as a buyer and merchandiser for more than 20 years, Christina has heard it all!  With a special focus on saving MONEY, TIME and LABOR, she has become foremost in gardening education for many years.