Thank you for checking out my presentation
topics. I've taught classes and workshops at the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Morton Arboretum since 1997. I also do programs
for libraries, garden shows, historical societies, local garden clubs and other organizations. Almost all of the digital photographs
used in my presentations are from gardens I've visited in the Midwest and from my own one-acre garden, Wildwood. Fees vary
by location and length of program.
Buckingham Fountain Revisited
@ Wildwood Garden.
For more info on upcoming classes, or to schedule a presentation, contact email@example.com or 708-217-9357.
Jan 7 & 14. American Historic Home Garden Design Workshop. 9-Noon. The Morton Arboretum (www.mortonarb.org)
Thursday, Feb 2. 12:30 - 1 pm. Timeless
Landscapes: Designs, Practices and Character. With Landscape Architect Scott Mehaffey at the iLandscape Show.
Saturday, Feb 25, 9:30 - Noon.
Seed Starting for the Edible Garden. The Morton Arboretum (www.mortonarb.org)
Saturday, Mar 4, 1 - 3 pm. American Home Garden Desigh. The
Chicago Botanic Garden (www.chicagobotanic.org)
Mar 7. 7 p.m. Grow a Cook's Garden. Bensenville Library.
Friday, Mar 10. 9:30
- Noon. Seed Starting for the Edible Garden. The Morton Arboretum (www.mortonarb.org)
Saturday, March 18. Joliet Garden Day Symposium. Birdhaven Greenhouse in Joliet on Gougar Road.
Saturday, Mar 25. 10 - 12 and 1 - 3, Paint Your Garden with Plants.
Sun/Shade. The Chicago Botanic Garden (www.chicagobotanic.org)
Saturday, April 1. 1 - 3 p.m. Growing a Cook's Garden. Chicago Botanic Garden
Thursday, April 6. 6:30 p.m. Shade Gardening.
April 7, Saturday, April 8. A Look at Midwestern
Garden Design from a Century Ago. Chalet Nursery. This program is in celebration of the Chalet's 100
22. TBD. Gardening for Butterflies. Mokena Public Library.
Tuesday, April 25. 7 p.m. Glenview Public Library. Grow a Cook's Garden.
Monday, May 1. 12:15 p.m. LaGrange Garden Club: Design Trends for
the Midwestern Garden
May 13. 9 - 11 a.m. Growing Peppers. Chicago Botanic Garden
Monday, May 15. 6 p.m. Crestwood Library, Chicago. TBD.
Saturday, May 20. Steger Public Library. Low-maintenance
and Container Gardening.
June 3. 9 - 11 a.m. Growing Tomatoes. Chicago Botanic Garden
Sunday, June 4. 10
a.m. - Noon. TBD. Chicago Botanic Garden
Sunday, June 4. 1 - 3 p.m. Gardening for Hummingbirds
and Butterflies. Chicago Botanic Garden.
June 9. Des Plaines Library: Containers and Window Boxes: The Wow Factor (TBD)
Saturday, June 10. Tinley Park Library (TBD)
June 12. 7 p.m. Color in the Garden: Artful Combinations for Sun and Shade. Oak Park Conservatory.
Thursday, July 13. Hilltop Garden
Club, Oswego. TBD
July 27. Late Bloomers Garden Club, Elgin, TBD
Saturday, July 29. 10-12. Growing Pumpkins and Squash. and 1-2
p.m. Growing, Using and Storing Herbs. Chicago Botanic Garden.
Wednesday, Aug 2. Color for Sun/Shade. 10 a.m. Garden Club of Morgan Park/Beverly
Thursday, Aug. 3,
6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to Noon. Gardening for Pollinators (Bees, Butterflies and Birds). The
Morton Arboretum (Thursday) and field trip to Wildwood Garden (Saturday).
Saturday, Aug. 19. 10 a.m. to Noon. Growing and Using Asian Greens.
The Morton Arboretum.
Other 1-hour classes
(call or email for more information):
Pen to Print: Local Gardens featured in the Chicago Tribune and Chicagoland Gardening Magazine. A look
at the elegant, the quirky, the innovative and magical gardens and their creators.
American Home Garden Design: 1830 to the Present: Draw inspiration for your own garden from
the history of home garden design! We'll look at how home garden design has changed since the Midwest was first settled. Learn
more about design evolution, the rise of the suburban lawn movement, foundation plantings, cottage gardens, moon gardens and
heirloom plants to name a few. We'll take the best of these design ideas and examine how they can be used in your own garden,
no matter what age or style home you own. (This is also offered as a 3- and 6-hour design class.)
Herbal Tea Gardens
Grow a Cook's Garden
Create a Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden
Cottage Garden Designs for the Midwest
Moon Gardens: What's old is new again
The Gardener as Artist: Designing with Plants & Structures
Growing Edibles: Everything You Want to Know to Harvest Your Own
Gardening in Small Spaces
Containers and Window Boxes: The Wow Factor
Designing with Color, Texture and Form