Garden pics and lecture at Goldner Walsh (MI gardeners especially

david_5311(Z 5b/6a SE Mich)February 12, 2007

Hi folks. I know some of you have seen it, but I put a thread in the general perennials forum of photos of my new garden. I recently added a lot of pics from fall, so for those of you at IU3 or who only saw the thread at the beginning there are quite a few more pics to look at. The link is below (see next post since you can't link directly here)

Also, for those within a drive of NW Detroit, Fergus Garrett, the head gardener at Great Dixter, is coming to Goldner Walsh in Pontiac on March 16 to give a lecture on "Construction of the Mixed Border". I hope this should be a great talk by a world class gardener, and I bought a ticket today (Jim will be out of town so can't go). Dotti, Laura, (who am I forgetting)?, are you out there? Wanna go? Maybe we could have a short dinner before. I don't reliably get out of work till 5 but hopefully I could earlier.

By the way, I also did go to the Horticulture Symposium in Troy on "Innovative Planting". What a disappointment!!! The lectures were mediocre to bad. I can't say I really learned much of anything. Sure, I am fairly experienced, but I have always taken some "pearls" away from the likes of Lauren Springer, Rob Proctor, Dan Hinkley, etc. And at least in the past the slides were good, and the lectures provided some diversions from the Michigan winter. One of the speakers was British, and gave a rambling disorganized lecture about shade planting, with most of the subject plants not hardy or available in Michigan at all. I looked for my fellow Michiganders there, but I can tell you that you didn't miss a thing this year.

If anybody wants to go the Goldner Walsh lecture, let me know. David

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david_5311(Z 5b/6a SE Mich)

Here's the picture link, which includes the new fall pictures at the end. There are also a few pictures on another thread too.

Here is a link that might be useful: David's fall garden pics

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 12:19PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Thank you for posting here. I would have missed this.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 1:06PM
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honey_mi(Z5 MI)

David, thanks for the info on the symposium last weekend. I'm glad I didn't miss much. I'd like to go to the GW lecture. They've been really good so far. Dinner sounds great. I'll email you.

Wow, Wow, Wow and Wow. Your garden looks like it's been there for years. I love the hardscaping. It's all so different than your previous garden/site. And the pergola is to die for. You've done a spectacular job enhancing that already gorgeous site. Thanks for sharing it with us. What a treat!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 10:35AM
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martieinct

With humble adoration, how'd you do all that so quickly????

Spectacular!

Martie

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 3:28PM
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drema_dianne(z6OH)

David, thank you so much for posting your beautiful pics! Awe inspiring project you have accomplished. Everything looks lovely. You will motivate me not to give up on tackling the weedy mess I have in my yard where it juts up against the neighbors. I have tried to make it into a shade garden, but sometimes it seems like more than I can do, I have 350 yards on each side that is full of garlic mustard. While getting it out again this year, I will keep your garden in my head, and picture a woodsy wonderland.

Drema

    Bookmark   February 16, 2007 at 9:04AM
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