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Bulbs for the South & Artist In the Garden

I love when an organization ask me to return for more than one presentation.  There’s so much more to say, do, talk about than can happen in the usual one hour format.

These two presentations, with a break for lunch couldn’t be more different.  But the first builds up to the second; the first is about essential material of my art, the second on how the art of others make gardens complete. Both are beautiful, interactive and fun so perfect for a cold winter day even if you are not a total plant-geek.  They’ll touch on history, South Carolina culture and the intrigues of international flower bulb trade!

Spring Bulbs for the far South

Tulips, allium, daffodils might be easy perennials somewhere like Germany or Michigan.  But here, most die.   We’ll look at over 20 years of note taking and pictures and find out which ones thrive in the South.  We’ll find out why and how the international bulb farming trade has changed what we can and cant’ grow.  And afterwards, you can buy from a special selection of these bulbs!  All of which can be planted through February.Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 1.49.02 PM Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 1.48.41 PM Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 1.47.45 PM (We’ll have some specially selected books about bulbs and some killer Kricket Krap Compost….which bulbs love)

 

Three Generations of Artists

Gardens need all sorts of craftsmen, artist and creative types.  Working with those people, from tile makers, to coppersmiths and stone masons has been a pleasure of my work.  I get to dream with them, then to plant to compliment their work.  We’ll see beautiful gardens full of creative, locally crafted solutions that draw on our history and culture to make foundations for killer gardens.

I’ll introduce my Grandfather and Father too.  Both artist who inspired me; I’ll share pictures of their work and stories of how they still find their way into the gardens I make today.Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 2.00.58 PM Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 1.59.34 PM Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 1.59.02 PM Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 1.58.30 PM

I'm thinking, "Daddy and Granddaddy were artist but I bet they never got this funky...."

I’m thinking, “Daddy and Granddaddy were artist but I bet they never got this funky….”

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One Response to Bulbs for the South & Artist In the Garden

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    Jill Nooney April 26, 2016 at 5:26 am #

    Just started poking around your blog, having ventured into it recently ourselves, http://www.bedrockgardens.org. Come and visit if near the Boston area. Think you might feel at home.

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