I love to share my passion for gardening with others and offer presentations to garden clubs, nurseries, horticultural societies, trade organizations, and garden shows across the country. I also host a limited number of workshops and events in my own garden during the year as my travel schedule allows.

How to Book a Seminar or Workshop

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in a presentation for your garden club or association. You may also download my latest speakers one sheet with suggestions for topics.

Unique, inspirational KEYNOTE ADDRESSES are also available and can be tailored to your audience.

Reviews

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2020 Events

 

Home Gardener Day, Norfolk Botanical Garden, VA

Monday January 13th (11.25-12.20pm)

Foliage First: learn 3 key steps to transform your containers and landscapes from frumpy to fabulous

Power Point and book signing. Details and registration

 

MAHSC, Norfolk Botanical Garden. VA

Tuesday January 14th (9.30-10.30am)

Creating captivating Gardens: learn how to create a sense of mystery and intrigue in your garden.

PowerPoint and book signing. Details and registration

 

MAHSC, Norfolk Botanical Garden, VA

Wednesday January 15th (11am-12 noon)

8 Key Steps to Designing a Deer-Resistant Garden

PowerPoint and book signing. Details and registration

 

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club, WA

Monday January 27th (11.15am-12.15pm)

Foliage & Focal Points: ideas for gardens and budgets of all sizes

PowerPoint and Book signing

 

Dwarf Arizona corkbark fir, Ruby Vase Persian ironwood, Ogon spirea and grassesJeffCo Master Gardener Yard & Garden Lecture Series, Port Townsend, WA

Saturday February 1st (10am-noon)

Designing with Foliage First: The professional way to create outstanding containers, focal points, and vignettes.

PowerPoint and book signing

 

King 5 New Day Northwest with Margaret Larson

Wednesday February 5th (11am onwards)

Creating a Deer-Resistant Garden: Tune in to glean tips and design strategies, plus see what super-cool deer-resistant plants I show Margaret!

 

Cottage Gardeners Garden Club, Kirkland, WA

February 19th (7.30pm-8.30pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama.

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Seattle, WA

Saturday February 29th (1.00pm-2.00pm)

8 Key Steps to Designing a Fence-Free, Deer-Resistant Garden

PowerPoint and Book signing

 

Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Seattle, WA

Saturday February 29th (4.30-5.30pm)

Garden Jeopardy Round 2 – with Ciscoe Morris!

Come and cheer me on in this fun game show (and re-match)! Details 

 

Landscape Design Students & Alumni, NYBG, New York – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 17th (10am-noon)

8 Key Steps to Designing a Deer-Resistant Garden

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Mrs. Moon lungwortOzaukee Master Gardeners, Milwaukee, WI – CANCELLED

Thursday April 23rd (7-8pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama – Learn time-and taste-tested design strategies, tips, and tricks that will help you create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer.

PowerPoint and book signing

Molbaks Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA – CANCELLED

Sunday May 3rd (11am-noon)

Foliage & Focal Points: the Key Elements of Good Garden Design

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Secchia Garden Lecture, Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI  – PENDING CONFIRMATION

Tuesday August 4th (7pm -8.15pm)

Foliage First – 3 easy steps to transform your landscape and container designs

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI  – PENDING CONFIRMATION

Wednesday August 5th (10.30am-11.30am)

Deer-Resistant Drama – Learn time-and taste-tested design strategies, tips, and tricks that will help you create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer.

PowerPoint and book signing

Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI –PENDING CONFIRMATION

Wednesday August 5th (2pm-3.30pm)

The Squish Factor – Designing abundant Containers

Discover how to create big, bold, and bodacious designs every time – including tips for deer-resistant combinations. PowerPoint, show-and-tell of some of my favorite Proven Winners container candidates and book signing

 

GardenComm 2020 Symposium, Williamsburg, VA

August 10-13th (date and time TBD)

Turn your Book into a Multi-Faceted (& Money Generating) Business

PowerPoint.

 

Garden Tour, Delaware & Brandywine Valleys.

September 20th-27th

Gardens of the Brandywine & Delaware Valleys: The Best of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Registration now open

 

Statewide WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference, Port Townsend, WA – POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Friday October 2nd (4pm-5pm)

Deer-Resistant Design – Discover how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer and learn how best to both inspire and communicate these strategies and tips to home gardeners.

PowerPoint and book signing

Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club of Hansville, WA

Wednesday October 14th (10.45-11.45am)

Creating Captivating Gardens – learn how to create a sense of mystery and intrigue in your garden using light, movement, portals and much more. Using examples gleaned from my recent coast to coast travels (and beyond), I will offer a plethora of ideas for injecting a little magic into the landscape.

 

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, Bellevue, WA

Wednesday October 21st (7-8pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama – Discover how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer

PowerPoint and book signing

 

2021 EVENTS

Northern Green, MN

Wednesday January 13th (10.40-11.50am and 2-3pm)

8 Key Steps to Designing a Deer-Resistant Garden – PowerPoint

Designing Sensational Containers Every Time – PowerPoint

 

Harbor Gardeners, Gig Harbor, WA

Tuesday February 2nd (1-2pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Whidbey Gardening Workshop, WA (pending confirmation)

Saturday March 6th (time TBD)

Topic TBD

 

 

Arizona Sun blanket flower with dark leaved DiervillaRutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County, NJ

Saturday March 13th (time TBD)

Foliage & Focal Points – ideas for gardens and budgets of all sizes (including a few deer-resistant strategies!)

PowerPoint and book signing. Details and registration

 

Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County Symposium, Spokane, WA (pending confirmation)

Saturday March 20th (noon-12.40pm and 2.14-3.15pm)

KEYNOTE: Creating Captivating Gardens

BREAKOUT SESSION (Design): Deer-Resistant Drama

 

Iowa Arboretum, Iowa

Saturday April 10th (10.30-11.30am and 1.15-2.15pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama – creating a fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer

Foliage & Focal Points – ideas for budgets and gardens of all sizes

 

English letter boxGarden Tour, England

May 30th-June 11th (postponed from 2020)

Secret Gardens, Iconic Estates and Medieval Tales of Yorkshire and Derbyshire

Join us for a unique small-group tour of "our England". Full details and registration SOON!