Here is some 'Gardening Inspiration' and a fantastic YouTube Presentation by The Heirloom Gardener, John Forti! Click Here to view it!
Have you seen the show 'floret' on the Magnolia network? If not, try to catch it... Erin and Chris Benzakein have spent the last fifteen years building their family-run business Floret from the ground up in the fertile Skagit River Valley of Washington State. Now considered one of the most well-known flower farms in the world, they are embarking on a new endeavor—rehabilitating a new 24-acre farm in order to expand their growing ground and create a living laboratory. Watch their journey and the transformation of the farm in the Emmy-nominated four-part documentary series Growing Floret on the Magnolia Network
Enchanted Gardens website and BLOG recommended by MVGC Member, Joan Cavazuti!
Jana Milbocker is the principal of Enchanted Gardens, a lecturer and author. She combines horticulture, design, and travel tips to educate, inspire and delight both new and seasoned gardeners. Jana loves to visit gardens and historic sites in the U.S. and abroad, and share her trips through her books, photos and blog. She published The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast in 2018, The Garden Tourist’s New England in 2020, and The Garden Tourist’s Florida in 2021. The 2-acre garden surrounding her Victorian home features more than 140 varieties of trees and shrubs, perennial gardens, peony and rose beds, water features and shady retreats.
Trained as a graphic designer, Jana brings years of critical design thinking, clarity and cohesiveness to her landscape solutions. Her professional experience includes twenty five years as an art director and designer. Jana holds a BFA from Syracuse University, an MBA from Boston College, and coursework in horticulture and landscape design. http://www.enchantedgardensdesign.com/blog/
Jackie Hokanson says: "I just discovered the PBS show, Growing a Greener World, today even though it’s in its 12th season. The website is https://www.growingagreenerworld.com. You can watch 26 minute episodes from all the seasons. I have a daughter who is a teacher in Brooklyn and I completely enjoyed their Emmy winning Episode “The Green Bronx Machine”. There is much helpful and practical gardening information - it reminds me of Britain’s Gardening World but in the United States."
~ "A Way to Garden" A fabulous gardening website from Margaret Roach which includes resources of all kinds that relate to all things nature. From timely essential garden guidance to info on all sorts of horticultural topics, this is a site for gardeners of all levels. Be sure to sign up for Margaret's newsletter and her monthly podcasts! https://awaytogarden.com/
~ "Ken Druse" One look at Ken's website and you'll understand why he is known as "The Guru of Natural Gardening”! Ken is a celebrated lecturer, and an award-winning author and photographer. He is best known for his 20 garden books published over the last 30 years. His most recent book, "The New Shade Garden", 'Creating a lush garden in the age of Climate Change' will no doubt be of unique interest to MV Garden Club members, given the topic of gardening for shade and how climate change effects us all. https://kendruse.com/
'Ecological Landscaping Alliance' Since its founding in 1992, the Ecological Landscape Alliance has been a leader in promoting sustainable approaches to landscape design, construction, and management. ELA’s commitment to innovative ideas and evidence-based practices has made the organization both a trusted resource and a vibrant community of landscape professionals and devoted gardeners. www.ecolandscaping.org/
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