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Garden Design Online Workshop

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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The Online Garden Design course provided by the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University provides an opportunity for those seeking continuing education at any level, novice or professional. This online course runs from November 28, 2016 through March 12, 2017.

https://www.agonline.iastate.edu/shortcourse/online-garden-design

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Gardening with Conifers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:30pm
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The Conifer story is fascinating and unique. See how the color, texture and form of conifers add year round beauty and contrast to gardens and landscapes. Fast growers screen your space, tiny buns add unusual shapes and textures, and distinctive forms make living sculptures. Come and explore the world of conifers with Life Time Master Gardener Gary Whittenbaugh.

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Gardening Out of Your Comfort Zone

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:30am
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Come and see how you too can “Dare to be Different” in your garden or landscape. Want a really different garden? Express yourself! Be the envy of your neighborhood using some really varied plants. Not the same old same old, but unusual trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials such as Korean Stewartia, Weeping Katsura, Redvein Enkianthus, Dwarf Mountain Lover, Indian Pink and Sandwort. Gary will also introduce us to some different garden types including Winter hardy cactus, Rock & Trough gardening. This presentation will put excitement and fun back into your gardening. Don’t miss out!

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Rock Gardens and Their Plants

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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The most complete expression of gardening may be the Rock Garden. This is epically true if you include a few miniature and the smaller dwarf conifers. Rock Gardens give us almost limitless plant choices and a long blooming season unequaled by any other type of garden. The foliage of most of these plants is evergreen so along with the conifers, you have a year round garden. I have read: Once you get into Rock Gardening, you will always be a Rock Gardener!”. I assure you it is an exciting and fun type of
gardening. Don’t miss this awesome presentation

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Plants with Style

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Gardeners need chic, sustainable, thriving plants for modern lifestyles. Why settle for lackluster gardens filled with dull, ho-hum plants? Plants after all are the very essence of fashionable gardening. In this spirited, provocative lecture, 20-something plantsman Kelly Norris calls for a garden revolution: out with boring plants and in with stylish alternatives that captivate and enthrall.

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Gardening with History: A Living Collection

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Gardening on a historic site is slightly different than gardening anywhere else. There is a lot to think about in terms of the historic significance of the plant material and design. Brucemore was initially designed in the early 1900’s by a landscape gardener of the name Ossian Cole Simonds.

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40 Fast and Fabulous Ideas for Outdoor Décor

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Hold on to your hats for this one! Get 40 great garden and outdoor décor and design ideas that you can put together yourself. See simple ways to repurpose household and hardware items, cool ways to use plants in pots, and ingenious ideas for expressing your creative side outdoors.

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