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The New Low-Maintenance Garden - The Pattern Garden (203-228)

Mon, Jun 18, 7:00pm--9:00pm

Valerie Easton, Seattle Times Garden Columnist, will speak about her new book from Timber Press, published in February, 2007. Patterns are the basic language of design, and can be used to make gardens warm and inviting. They're the difference between why some gardens enchant, and others only impress. If you can't recognize and name what it is you love about a certain atmosphere and place, it's impossible to reproduce it in you own home and garden. Valerie will explore the 14 essential design elements including enclosure, exposure, destination, focal points, water and scale that help gardeners design individual and compelling outdoor spaces.

Valerie Easton is a feature garden writer and garden book reviewer with a regular column in the Seattle Times since 1997. She regularly contributes articles to numerous publications, including Gardens Illustrated, Country Gardens, Fine Gardening, Garden Compass, and Horticulture Magazine, for which she is a contributing editor. Her quarter-acre garden in the Seattle area has been seen on HGTV's "Grow It!" and on PBS's "The Victory Garden" and has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening. The author of "Plant Life" and co-author of "Artists in Their Gardens", Val has been a regular guest on "Gardening with Ciscoe."

Instructor Valerie Easton
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO Free to Cal Hort and SFBGS members. Others $5. 
Notes Mon, Jun 18, 7:00pm--9:00pm  
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Registration Pre-registration is not required. Meet at the County Fair Building.  
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