The area around a building is the very place that says “Welcome” to the visitor or “Relax, you’re home” to the occupant. The foundation of a building also contributes to the elusive quality called curb appeal. Yet how often do we see stressed-out shrubs and struggling perennials in this most visible area?
In this one-hour online presentation, we first consider the design problems posed by the foundation area around homes and other buildings. Then we look at native plants that fit into that highly visible setting. The foundation garden need not be a bastion of pachysandra and boxwood!
Butterflies are like living flowers flitting through our garden. This online lecture focuses on techniques and design ideas to help attract more butterflies to your garden. Plant selection for both larva and mature adults will be addressed.
Join author Bill Noble as he talks about the making of his Vermont garden, including its evolution, sources of design inspiration, and the principles that guided its making. Noble draws connections between his own garden and the gardens that inspired it, including those of the Cornish Artists Colony, and the contemporary and historic gardens he encountered throughout his work with the Garden Conservancy. In this richly illustrated talk, Noble shows how he uses a variety of trees, shrubs and hardy perennials to create planting compositions of foliage and flowering interest that deepen the sense of being rooted in place.