I'm a plant ecologist by background (PhD in Botany), a gardener and naturalist by avocation, and a lifelong teacher.
I love to encourage folks to connect with the natural world through learning about plants, animals, nature and gardening.
Follow my blog, attend a presentation or class, or contact me for a landscape consultation (if you live in Western North Carolina or the Upstate of South Carolina) on a non-profit basis.
I do presentations and teach classes on a variety of topics ranging from gardening for nature to 4-season vegetable gardening.
I'm always glad to share thoughts, ideas, and encouragement.
Send me a message via the contact link, or email me directly at email@example.com.
Gardening for Nature
Gardening with Native Plants
Creating a Native Pocket Meadow
How to Create a Native Woodland Garden
Native Plants for Pollinators
Innovative Ideas from International Gardens
Designing with Plants
Home Gardening Fundamentals
Year-round Organic Vegetable Gardening
Combining Color, Texture, and Shapes in your Garden
Tapping into the Creative Side of Gardening
I offer landscape consultations, informal design services, and garden coaching on a non-profit basis to individuals and organizations to benefit regional botanical gardens, natural areas, and land trusts in Western North Carolina. My focus is natural garden design, use of natives in landscape, and edible landscapes.
I do a 2 hour in-site visit, with pre-and post-visit discussion and summary for a $125 contribution to a local or regional non-profit.
Friday, March 13, 2020. 10 am-4 pm.
Tapping into the Creative Side of Gardening. NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, March 14, 2020. 10 am
Year-round Vegetable Gardening. Reems Creek Nursery, 70 Monticello Rd., Weaverville, NC. Open to the public.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020. 2-4 pm.
Gardening Round Table. NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC. Pre-registration required.
Thursday, April 16, 2020: 7 p.m.
Creating a Pocket Meadow
Southern Appalachian Plant Society, Johnson City, TN. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 18, 2020. 10:30 am
Designing with Natives
Botanical Gardens at Asheville. Pre-registration required.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Creating a naturalistic landscape. NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, April 25, 2020. 10 am
Creating a Pocket Meadow. Reems Creek Nursery, 70 Monticello Rd., Weaverville, NC. Open to the public.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020. 6 pm.
Native Pocket Meadows. Landrum Public Library. sponsored by Conserving Carolina. Free and open to the public.