Enchanted Gardens offers illustrated lectures on a variety of topics suitable for garden clubs, horticultural societies, community education classes and special interest groups. Our topics include:
Spring Ephemerals and Other Delights
A Collector's Guide to Hostas
Hostas have become the No. 1 selling plant in America. And no wonder! With more than 7,000 named varieties to choose from, there is a size, color and shape of hosta to suit every taste and garden. Using photos from award-winning gardens and Joan's collection of over 200 different cultivars, this program features both common and uncommon hostas that are available to the home gardener. Companion plants, landscape uses, cultural requirements andspecimenplants are also highlighted.
The Garden in Winter
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.
Designing Shady Retreats
Shady retreats present special challenges for design, plant selection and site preparation. In this lecture, richly illustrated with beautiful photography, 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.
Perennial Propagation Workshop
Knowing how to propagate perennials enables you to increase your collection, replace mature plants, grow perennials that may not be offered for sale, and even to 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.