Events

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.

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.

Reviews

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2019 Events

 

Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, WA

Sunday February 24th (4.30-5.15pm)

The Squish Factor: Designing Abundant Containers

PowerPoint and book signing

Whidbey Garden Workshop, Oak Harbor, WA

Saturday March 2nd  Tickets

Creating Captivating Gardens (10.45-12 noon), and

Foliage & Focal Points: Design Ideas for Gardens and Budgets of All Sizes   (1-2.15pm).

Yakima County Master Gardeners, Yakima, WA

Wednesday March 17th (7-9pm)

The Squish Factor-designing abundant containers

Keynote presentation and book signing

 

Molbak’s Garden & Home, Woodinville, WA

Saturday March 30th (10am-11am)

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, I will offer a plethora of ideas for injecting a little magic into the landscape. Power Point and book signing.

 

Monroe Garden Club, Monroe, WA

Monday April 8th (1pm-2pm)

Sassy or Classy – container gardens to suit your style

PowerPoint and book signing

 

T4K, Trilogy, Redmond, WA

Saturday April 20th 12.30-1.30pm)

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

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Lake Forest Park Garden Club, Lake Forest Park, WA

Tuesday May 14th (10.30-11.30am)

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, I will offer a plethora of ideas for injecting a little magic into the landscape. Power Point and book signing.

Evergreen Arboretum Society, Everett, WA

Saturday May 18th (1-2pm)

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

PowerPoint and book signing

Lake Washington Garden Club, Seattle, WA

Tuesday May 21st (~1pm)

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

Power Point and book signing

 

The peeling mahogany bark of a paperbark maple tree is a focal point within a border of deer-resistant shrubs and perennialsProfessional Training Workshops: Duvall, WA

Tuesday July 23rd (Two sessions to choose from: 9am-noon OR 1.30pm-4.30pm)

8 Key Steps to Designing a Deer-Resistant Garden: Learn time-tested strategies, tips, and design tricks to enable you to create the Pinterest-worthy landscapes your clients dream of without resorting to regular spraying or fencing.

PowerPoint and walk-and-talk tour of my personal 5-acre garden followed by Q&A and book signing. Co-hosted by WSNLA. DETAILS AND REGISTER HERE.

My Garden Nursery, Bellingham, WA

Saturday July 27th (11am-noon)

Deer-Resistant Drama.

Learn how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer. Discover the importance of a strong design, non-edible focal points, and be inspired by plant combinations that you will love but the deer won’t. Power Point and book signing

Birchwood Garden Club, Bellingham, WA

Wednesday September 11th (7-8pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama.Learn how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer. Discover the importance of a strong design, non-edible focal points, and be inspired by plant combinations that you will love but the deer won’t.

Power Point and book signing

Deer-Resistant Design: fence free gardens that thrive despite the deer. Book cover. Timber Press 2019Duvall Nursery at the Hardware Store, Duvall, WA

Saturday September 14th (time TBA)

Book Launch Event: Celebrate with Us!

Talks, special deals, book signing and more. Details TBA

 

Molbak’s Garden and Home, Woodinville, WA

Sunday, September 15th (11am-noon)

Deer-Resistant Drama

Learn how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer. Discover the importance of a strong design, non-edible focal points, and be inspired by plant combinations that you will love but the deer won’t. Power Point and book signing

Red Dragon corkscrew hazel in front of Arkansas blue star in fallTerrain, Glen Mills, PA

Saturday September 21st (11am-12.30pm) and (2-3.30pm)

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

Foliage First – learn 3 key steps to transform your gardens and containers from frumpy to fabulous

A tapestry of foliage textures in the fall garden

United States Botanic Garden, Washington DC

Sunday September 22nd (10.30-11.45am) and (2pm-3.30pm)

Foliage and Focal Points – Designs and ideas for budgets of all sizes

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

Old Fashioned smoke bush has glaucous foliage with purple tints

Landscape Designer’s Group, Washington DC

Monday September 23rd (7-8pm)

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

PowerPoint and Book signing

Skagit Gardens Customer Event, Mount Vernon, WA 

Friday September 27th (~10am)

Foliage First: inspirational ideas for all four seasons using three easy steps that will forever transform the way you select and combine plants

Deer-Resistant Drama: sneak peek at Karen’s latest book Deer-Resistant Drama (Timber Press, July 2019). Discover what tips, strategies, and plants have proven reliable in the PNW and glean ideas to inspire your customers.

Trilogy Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Wednesday October 2nd (7pm-8pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama

Learn how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer. Discover the importance of a strong design, non-edible focal points, and be inspired by combinations that you’ll love but the deer won’t. PowerPoint followed by the opportunity to purchase signed copies of my much-anticipated new book Deer-Resistant Design (Timber Press, 2019)

Puget Sound Dahlia Assoc., Bellevue, WA

Thursday October 17th (7.45-8.45pm)

The Squish Factor: Designing Abundant Containers.

Glean inspiration for putting the pizzazz back in your pots whether your preferred style is contemporary, whimsical, romantic or truly bodacious! PowerPoint and book signing

 

Skyline Garden Club, Anacortes, WA

Monday October 21st (1.30-2.30pm)

Deer-Resistant Drama

Learn how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer. Discover the importance of a strong design, non-edible focal points, and be inspired by plant combinations that you will love but the deer won’t. Power Point and book signing

Petal Pushers. Lakewold Gardens, WA

Tuesday November 19th (1-2pm)

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

 

 

2020 Events

Secchia Garden Lecture, Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 

Tuesday April 21st (7pm -8.15pm)

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

PowerPoint and book signing

 

Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI 

Wednesday April 22nd (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 

Wednesday April 22nd (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

Mrs. Moon lungwortMilwaukee, WI (pending final confirmation)

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

 

English letter boxGarden Tour, England

May 30th-June 11th

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

Join us for a unique small-group tour of “our England”.