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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2018 Events

 

IMG_8415United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C

Friday May 4th (12 noon-1pm)

The Squish Factor – creating abundant container gardens

PowerPoint. Book signing not available

IMG_0180Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue, WA

Thursday May 31st (6.30-8.30pm)

Sassy or Classy – Container Gardening to Suit Your Style

Learn how to add the bold, sassy factor or create a chic, elegant look in this fun and informative PowerPoint presentation and planting demonstration. Registration required.

IMG_0062Edmonds in Bloom, Edmonds, WA

Wednesday August 1st (7.45-8.45 pm)

Foliage and Focal Points: Design Ideas for Gardens and Budgets of All Sizes

PowerPoint and book signing

CanWest Hort Expo, Abbotsford, BC

Tuesday September 25th (Time TBA)

Foliage and Focal Points

PowerPoint

CanWest Hort Expo, Abbotsford, BC

Wednesday September 26th (11am-12.30pm)

Creating Captivating Gardens

PowerPoint

Trilogy Garden Club, Redmond, WA

Wednesday December 5th (7-8pm)

England Revisited: explore ancient villages, stately homes, and the rolling English countryside through my eyes of ex-pat turned tourist. We’ll peak over private garden walls and stroll through the grand estates that I explored on my recent travels, looking for ideas we can use in our own gardens while being immersed in the rich history.

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

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

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)

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