Exciting new conifer cultivars provide designers and garden enthusiasts
with a whole new palette of textures, shapes, and colors for creating
year-around garden interest. As a professional garden designer and current
President of the Association of Northwest Landscape Designers, Anne Marsh will show slides of some of these new and unusual conifers being used
in Portland gardens, discussing issues such as placement and objective. At
the same time, Dave Leckey, a grower of mature small conifers, will discuss
and have examples of these same conifers on display. Between Anne and
Dave, the audience will be able to see the plants, learn their
characteristics and growing needs, and get ideas on how to successfully
place them in garden situations.
Anne Marsh has over 35 years of experience in plant selection and garden
design and is the President of the Association of Northwest Landscape
Designers (ANLD). Anne’s company, Marsh & Fear Garden Solutions was created by Anne and her partner, Gary Fear, about 7 years ago after transforming their own garden in SW Portland. They welcome the public to visit their garden. Open garden dates are available at www.marshfear.com
David Leckey has put his lifelong passion for energy conservation and
earth-friendly practices into use in his home and his business, Oregon
Small Trees Nursery. The nursery, located west of Wilsonville, specializes
in mature, slow-growing, low-maintenance, container-grown conifers and
Japanese maples. David has also either written for or been featured
numerous times in publications including Fine Gardening magazine, The
Oregonian, and Digger magazine.
When: Tuesday, October 12, 7pm
Where: Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 SE Belmont St., parking on 54th. Enter on west side of building.
Who: Everyone is welcome!
Presented by: Multnomah County Chapter of the Oregon Master Gardeners Association
Coming up, Tuesday, November 9, Getting a Grip on Clematis. Speaker: Linda Buetler, Curator, Rogerson Clematis Collection