Beautifully illustrated lectures for garden clubs, horticultural societies, libraries, and community education classes.



New for 2019!
Stunning Spring Perennials

Whether you garden in sun or shade, there are lovely spring perennials that will add colorful flowers and interesting foliage to the early season garden. Learn about our favorites and how to combine them for best effect in the garden!


New for 2019!
Gardens of the Scottish Highlands

Scotland is home to amazing public and private gardens. Enjoy an armchair tour of 10 very different gardens in Scotland—from castle and historic estate properties in the Highlands to botanic gardens and intimate private edens.


Gardens of Cornwall and Devon

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the magical gardens in Cornwall and Devon are home to some of the most exciting, rare, and beautiful plants in the British Isles. Enjoy an armchair tour of twelve historically and horticulturally important gardens of this region, from the tropical Abbey Gardens of Tresco to the mystical Lost Gardens of Heligan and the futuristic biomes of the Eden Project.

The Garden Tourist

Do you enjoy touring beautiful gardens? We will show you the best public gardens, nursery display gardens, and private gardens open to the public in the Northeast to visit for inspiration! Learn about each garden's highlights, ideal times to visit, and enjoy a visual tour of each amazing destination.


Pots with Pizzazz

Jazzy containers are the “jewelry” of a garden, elevating it from “good” to “great”! Learn how to brighten shady spots with pops of color, create focal points for vistas and welcoming entry gardens with stunning container groupings. From whimsical to grand, these pots with pizzazz from private and public gardens will inspire and teach you to design your own potted masterpieces!

A Collector's Guide to Hostas

With more than 7,000 named varieties, there is a hosta to suit every taste and garden. With photos from award-winning gardens and Joan’s collection of 300 cultivars, we will show you how to design a beautiful garden based on the interplays of color, texture and placement of incredible hostas and companion plants.

Designing Shady Retreats

In this richly illustrated lecture, we explore a variety of intriguing gardens that will inspire you to create your own shady retreats! We show you design tricks and strategies to light up shady corners, highlight unusual plants that thrive in low-light conditions, and illustrate the creative use of art objects, seating and water features. 


Design a Sunny Perennial Border

How do you create a sunny perennial garden that will delight you with colorful blooms and flowers for cutting from spring through fall? Learn about plant layering, new and reliable perennials, companion plants and design techniques that will make your garden POP!

Birdscaping: Home Sweet Habitat

This delightfully illustrated program explores the importance of creating welcoming habitats for birds through thoughtful landscape choices, including native plants vital for food and nesting sites. Learn about the joys and benefits of creating beautiful layered gardens designed to bring avian performers right into our own backyards.


Spring Ephemerals: Our Native Woodland Wildflowers

Early native woodland wildflowers such as Bloodroot, Jeffersonia, Hepatica and Primula are the stars of the early spring garden, but unfamiliar to many gardeners. Learn about their habitats, ideal growing conditions and unique adaptations!

The Magic of the Winter Garden

The garden can be a magical place - even in winter! Stripped of summer foliage and flowers, the success of a winter garden lies in its structure, basic design and choice of plant material. This richly illustrated lecture provides inspiration and tips on designing your garden for winter interest, choosing the best trees, shrubs and perennials, and grouping them to create arresting vignettes.

Propagating Perennials Workshop

Increase your perennial collection, replace mature plants, grow varieties that may not be offered for sale, and even produce new hybrids! Learn different propagation skills including growing from seed, cuttings, and divisions of a wide range of perennials in this combination lecture and demonstration. This lecture/demo is only available in spring and early fall.


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