Nonstop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days (Webinar With Margaret Roach)

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What better way to kickoff 2019 than by resolving to extend the season of interest in your garden? 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.

Special offer: Pre-order Margaret's new book "A Way to Garden" (the April 2019 edition) and forward me your proof of purchase by email -- to awayyougrow [at] gmail [dot] com -- and get a free webinar ticket emailed to you (a $20 value)!

This event will take place using the software from GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar, that’s free and easy to install. You'll be sent a link to get the software and 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 slide talk – with 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 Me

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 book “The Backyard Parables” (2013) blends garden memoir and how-to advice.

An all-new version of her first award-winning book, “A Way to Garden,” will be published in spring 2019 by Timber Press, on its 21st anniversary.

Margaret was awarded the highest honor of the nation’s oldest horticultural society, Mass Hort, in 2018, for her contributions to horticulture.

“Eat Pray Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert said of Margaret: “As a passionate, hopeful and often self-delusional gardener (the only kind of gardener there is!). Margaret Roach writes with intelligence, compassion, and most of all—sanity. Her work is a blessing.”

Refund policy:

Refunds can be requested up to a week before the class. If you miss it last-minute, I am happy to place you in another upcoming session of your choice, free of additional charge.

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