Rethinking Idaho Landscapes

I’ll be chattin’ ‘em up tomorrow at the autumn Hort Symposium at the Boise Centre (I HATE that spelling) on the Grove. We’ve got a bang up line up for you. Since I know all your bulbs are in, leaves raked, wood piled high for the fireplace, come on over and get in the garden groove before the snow flies. $40 at the door.

PROGRAM
8:15 am CHECK-IN AND WALK-IN REGISTRATION, COFFEE & TEA

9:00 am WELCOME – JULIA RUNDBERG, IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

9:10 am Plant-Driven Design: Creating Gardens that Honor Plants,
Place, and Spirit – Lauren and Scott Ogden

Making plants the starting point of design creates enduringly beautiful,
ecologically intelligent gardens. By challenging current landscaping
trends that result in static, over-designed plant installations or mere
outdoor living spaces, and by marrying a love of plants and design
without sacrificing one to the other, the Ogdens explore concepts,
ideas, and practices that empower gardeners to design, and designers to
plant.

10:15 am COFFEE & TEA BREAK, BOOK SALES AND SIGNING

10:45 am Simple Ways to Grow Food at Home – Teresa O’Connor

Filled with visuals, stories and practical tips, this lively presentation
covers sustainable ways for Idahoans to grow popular fruit, vegetables
and herbs at home, varieties well suited to Idaho, tips for mixing
ornamentals with edibles, a few recipes and interesting nutritional facts
about various fresh foods.

11:45 am LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00 pm How to Make an English Garden in the Desert –
Mary Ann Newcomer

The “English Garden” style may be the single most beloved, recognized,
and sought after garden type in existence. Is it do-able and sustainable
in the high desert of Idaho? Yes, it is! Mary Ann led the team that created
the Contemporary English Garden at the Idaho Botanical Garden in 1997.
She will share with you the original plant lists and the list of new plants
for 2011 as well as the lessons learned, the elements of English Garden
design and how to make them work in the wild west.

2:00 pm BREAK, BOOK SALES AND SIGNING

2:25 pm Bulbs in Gardens: Long-Term Partners in Sustainable Design –
Scott Ogden and Lauren Springer Ogden

Scott and Lauren explore diverse ways to design beautiful gardens with
bulbs, those low-input, high-return, ecologically attuned plants that
celebrate climate and region. While highlighting the best perennial bulbs
for gardens, emphasis is on their effects in various garden styles and
with numerous different types of companion plants.

3:30 pm ADJOURN

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3 Responses to Rethinking Idaho Landscapes

  1. Victoria says:

    Really enjoyed the symposium!
    Love your little videos. Congrats on the five years.

  2. Mary Ann, sorry I could not be at the symposium. sounds fabulous. can you share a video or your handouts. I am interested in the whole English garden in America theme.

  3. Mary Ann says:

    Let me get that set up and I will share it with you. Feel free to remind me if I am slow to make it happen.

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