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Martha Stewart Radio, Sept 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

a garden for four seasons

Tune in to the Living Today Show, Sirius XM satellite radio, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 1:30 EST, I’ll be talking about tips for Designing or Redesigning your garden.  Call with your questions!!

Lecture at Lakewold Gardens in Washington State

Monday, September 19th, 2011

For as long as I can remember I have been visiting Seattle, Wahsington at least once a year if not more often.  Two of my good friends, both originally from the east coast moved there years ago and I always look forward to my visits which usually involve hiking, looking at gardens and eating.  As the host for “A Gardener’s Diary” on HGTV we featured a number of gardens in Seattle and Oregon.  The PNW is always inspiring when it comes to plants. 

This year I am excited that I will have the opportunity to present two lectures at Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, Washington on Saturday, October 1, 2011.   Designing A Garden for Year-Round Pleasure will be the topic of my talk in the morning.    This event is being sponsored by Lakewold Gardens, the Northwest Perennial Alliance and Interlaaken Garden Club.  If you live in the region I hope you will join us.  For details visit or

Sedums and Sempervirens

Dahlias in Autumn

Nasella and Sedum in fall

Plant Bulbs Now for Next Spring

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Read my recent post on the Southern Living Plant Collections site-

Plant Some Surprises for Now and Next Spring

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant' - a great bulb that will thrive in sun or shade

Azaleas and Bluebells