If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by and say hello! Living in the Garden Nursery is 2 miles north of Pullman. Directions: here.
Garden Writers in the Garden
At Living in the Garden Nursery, just outside Moscow, ID
Saturday, June 4, 2011
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Three very different writers, each with a unique point-of-view, narrative voice, and personal passion, yet all good friends, come together for an afternoon at Living in the Garden. They are drawn by a budding friendship with kindred spirits, Suzanne St. Pierre and Scotty Thompson, by the awesome sense of place evoked here in the Palouse, and by a mutual love of creative expression through art and horticulture.
Please join us for a rollicking conversation about what draws us to the garden and what we experience once there. You’ll meet and hear from:
Lorene Edwards Forkner, former nursery owner (Fremont Gardens, Seattle) and two-time gold medal winner for her displays at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Lorene is the author of several books, including her forthcoming Handmade Garden Style, which will be released by Timber Books later this year. Her blog, plantedathome.com celebrates “a good & delicious life” in the Northwest. Lorene will demonstrate one of the many clever and inspiring DIY projects from her new book and she will talk about what on her blog she describes as “the really good part—getting to blend our passions into a delicious whole.”
Debra Prinzing has returned to the Pacific Northwest after a four-year-episode in Los Angeles where she discovered the joys of gardening in Southern California with an entirely different plant palette and growing conditions. Debra writes about the design of architecture, “the built environment” and horticulture, “the planted environment,” and the people who occupy that wonderful intersection. She is the author of Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways (Clarkson Potter, 2008) and is passionately at work creating a new book with photographer David Perry called A Fresh Bouquet: Seasonal, Local, and Sustainable Flowers. Debra will talk about growing a cutting garden and designing bouquets that reflect the season, the garden, and the environment in which you live. Learn more at debraprinzing.com.
Copies of the speakers’ books will be available for purchase and signing at LITG.
And Debra wrote this nice bit about moi: Mary Ann Newcomer, scribe-scout-and-speaker, appears regularly as the “Dirt Diva” on the River Radio, 94.9 in Boise. Her articles on gardening appear in MaryJane’s Farm, Fine Gardening and the Idaho Statesman (online). A native daughter of Idaho, Mary Ann has been growing plants since she was a small child who delighted in her first plot of radishes and their first sets of heart-shaped-leaves. Mary Ann is the editor of the forthcoming book, Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Guide, which will be published by Cool Springs Press in 2012. Says Mary Ann: “My heart is here in the Wild Wild West. I believe in honoring genus loci, or, the Spirit of the Place.” You’ll hear her speak on one of her favorite themes: “Pioneering Gardening Techniques: Why Heirloom Gardens Still Work Today.” She was profiled by the American Horticulture Society in their magazine, The American Gardener (May/June 2011).