PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION/HSM SEMINAR
PERENNIALLY INSPIRED !
Sheppard Pratt Conference Center
Saturday, February 23, 2013
8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Horticultural Society of Maryland is once again joining with the Perennial Plant Association to bring five renowned horticultural experts to Baltimore. The "Perennially Inspired" seminar is an all day event with lunch in the intimate setting of the Conference Center at Shepphard Pratt. This event sold out last year. Avoid disappointment and purchase your tickets early.
Dare To Be AWESOME—Every Day!
Lloyd R. Traven
Peace Tree Farm, Kintersville, PA
In a time when it seems EVERY place has exactly the same selection, we all need fresh ideas, new choices, different methods and awhole new design concept. Water-friendly, edibles, foliage, plant combinations for containers – the rules have changed and a new world awaits. Come along with Lloyd as he shows some of the best of the new ideas and some fantastic ideas you can take home and use this spring.
Lloyd and his wife Candy are owners of Peace Tree Farm in Kintersville, Pennsylvania. They have grown Peace Tree Farm from a small greenhouse to a very established ans respected operation among international horticulture. Lloyd has been among the first to successfully invest in sophisticated environmental control systems for their operation. He conducts seminars and makes presentations at growing industry conferences and conventions. As an author, Lloyd has contributed to GMPor Magazine, OFA Bulletin, Greenhouse Product News, Greenhouse Grower, and Grower Talkswww.peacetreefarm.com
Based on his experience converting an old tobacco farm into the modern 30-acre Moore Farms Botanical Gardens, Jenks will share his thoughts on perennial gardening in some of the worst possible conditions, always with the design mantra ‘a southern cottage garden exploded out of bounds.’ We will hear stories about his ownsmall Crinum Lilies nursery and tales of the old country gardeners who inspired him.
Owner of Lushlife Nurseries, Columbia, SC
Chief Horticulturist at jenksfarmer.com
Jenks Farmer, horticulturist, designer and nursery owner loves plants and people from all over the world. He's been a part of establishing the vision for the only two botanical gardens built in South Carolina in the past 40 years. Jenks now operates a mail order nursery specializing in the genus Crinum, is working on a book for Timber Press and working with a new art museum to plant gardens reflecting the cultural origins of their collections. www.jenksfarmer.com
Ahead of the Curve or Behind the Eight Ball:
The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. According to Mark, they are always on the lookout for great new plants—whether traveling to Asia, tromping through southeastern woodlands, or scouring specialty nurseries. Mark will take us on a whirlwind tour of some of their current favorites, including new cultivars and rare species.
New, Rare, and Unusual Perennials
Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC
Mark Weathington is the Assistant Director and Curator of Collections of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. He earned undergraduate degrees in both Horticulture and Sociology and a master’s degree in Horticulture from VA Tech. He has served as Director of Horticulture for the Norfolk Botanical Garden and horticulturist for the Atlanta Botanic Garden. Mark has traveled extensively searching for new plants to diversify the American landscape. His travels have taken him to China, Taiwan, Japan, Ecuador, and throughout the US. Mark writes and speaks on a variety of topics in horticulture. He has recently revised and updated the Propagation Guide for Woody Plants at the JC Raulston Arboretum. He has been published in Horticulture, Carolina Gardener, American Nurseryman and VA Gardener magazines as well as The Mid-Atlantic Gardener’s Book of Lists. In addition, he writes a weekly column for The Virginian-Pilot newspaper and features for several regional newspapers.
Composing the Fall Garden
Jeff looks at perennial gardens in the fall with the eye of a landscape architect, horticulturist, and a painter to offer thoughts on what makes a fall garden beautiful and meaningful. With examples from gardens and artwork that inspire him, his own garden designs, and the gardens of other designers and landscape architects, Jeff shows how fall perennials can contribute to the aesthetics, habitat and regeneration of your garden.
Jeffrey A. Charlesworth
Principal, Quercus Studio, LLC
Ringoes, NJ and New Hope, PA
With a strong grounding in arts and sciences gained from over 20 years of landscape architecture and building experience, Jeff crafts landscapes to fit the client, the genius of the place, and its natural systems. Prior to starting his own firm, Quercus Studio, LLC, Jeff served as director of design for a New Jersey landscape architecture firm and as a senior associate at Oehme, van Sweden and Associates in Washington, DC. His portfolio includes awards from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Perennial Plant Association as well as projects with Gold and Platinum LEED ratings from the US Green Building Council. Jeff has an undergraduate degree in agriculture from the Pennsylvania State University and studied at the Université de Grenoble, France. He has a graduate degree from Cornell University and an Masters of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the University of Virginia. His drawings have illustrated several books and magazines on landscape and garden design. His paintings have been recognized in gallery shows in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Coping With Deer: Tricks, Tips and Deer-Resistant Plants That Encourage Deer to Dine Elsewhere
Ruth was trained in horticulture in the UK and has now been in the industry for more then 50 years. She has written several gardening books and lectured widely; in 1989 Perennials for American Gardens (co-authored by Nicolas H. Ekstrom) was published by Random House; Hearst Books published Dreamscaping in 2003. Her book about successful gardening in deer country 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants from Timber Press was published in spring 2011 and is in its third printing.
Ruth Rogers Clausen
Horticulturist, garden writer and garden advisor
in the greater New York City area
Ruth was Horticulture Editor for Country Living Gardener for more than 7 years.
Ruth was trained in horticulture in the UK and has now been in the industry for more then 50 years. She has written several gardening books and lectured widely; in 1989 Perennials for American Gardens (co-authored by Nicolas H. Ekstrom) was published by Random House; Hearst Books published Dreamscaping in 2003. Her book about successful gardening in deer country 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants from Timber Press was published in spring 2011 and is in its third printing. Ruth was Horticulture Editor for Country Living Gardener for more than 7 years.
Registration: Members of either organizations
$ 99. before February 8, 2013
$109. after February 8, 2013
Registration: Non-members of either organization
$109. before February 8, 2013
$119. after February 8, 2013
Deadline for registration is February 18,
Tickets are not sold at the door.
Registration fee includes lunch and refreshments.
Cancellations: Refunds will be made, less a
20% processing fee, if cancelled prior to January 30, 2013. No refunds after that date.