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Nonstop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days (Webinar With Margaret Roach)
Want to attend my most popular garden lecture—about making, and enjoying, a four-season garden—no matter where you live? I’ve adapted it into a webinar, to reach people beyond the geographic areas where I speak in person these days.
This event will take place using the software from GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar, that’s free and easy to install. A week ahead of time, you’ll be sent a link to use to join the event, and simple instructions how to get ready.*
You'll also get a handout to accompany the talk, with the names of any plants mentioned and other details.
(Note: All times are Eastern.)
The Slide Talk
Here’s what the hour slide talk – with full half-hour Q&A period afterward – will cover:
Want to make a garden for all seasons? I love looking out my windows 365 days a year—not just in “garden season.”
Expressions commonly heard each September like “the season’s almost over” don’t sit well with me. I have worked for more than 25 years to make my place in the Hudson Valley (NY)-Berkshires (MA) area a visual treat every day of the year, not just May to September.
In this talk, you’ll meet the plants and the philosophy that make it happen, delivered with a dose of “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.” (Oh, and some really bad jokes, too.)
In a slide lecture (followed by Q&A) you’ll hear:
- the background of how I came to garden here—with a little “before and after” for perspective
- how and why I made a four-season garden—and the basic principles of garden design that I applied
- how to shop for plants with that goal in mind (with profiles of many of my garden-worthy favorites)
- what makes the garden so appealing to nearly 70 species of birds and other welcome wildlife
- how to go beyond “outdoor decorating” aimed at pure visual effect, and really engage with the garden through all your senses and emotions (that’s the “woo-woo” part!)
*About the Webinar Software
Want to check now how the free-to-you webinar software will work, and even install it ahead of time and enter a “test” meeting to be sure? Click this link. (Note: Link takes you away from this ticketing website.)
Margaret Roach, after 15 years at Martha Stewart Living and a decade each at Newsday and The New York Times, now writes the nationally acclaimed blog A Way to Garden (dot com) and is author of the 2011 corporate-dropout memoir, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There,” about walking away from “success” for a quieter life lived closer to nature.
Her public-radio show has been named a “top-5 garden podcast” by “The Guardian” newspaper in the UK, and won 3 silver medals for excellence in 2016, from Garden Writers of America.
Her newest book, “The Backyard Parables” (published January 2013) blends garden memoir and how-to advice.
“Eat Pray Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert said of it:
“As a passionate, hopeful and often self-delusional gardener (the only kind of gardener there is!). I loved this gorgeous book. Margaret Roach writes with intelligence, compassion, and most of all—sanity. Her work is a blessing.”