Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street March Lecture - Mary Ann Newcomer
Willa Cather's novels, My Antonia, Death Comes to the Archbishop and O'Pioneers, make reference to the gardens of American settlers and homesteaders. These brave people grew gardens for food and beauty with nary a drop of pressurized irrigation water and without the aid of the combustion engine. It's now 2011 and heirloom gardens are hotter than ever. This enlightening program will look at what kinds of gardening techniques and principles still work in today's gardens, and why.
Mary Ann Newcomer blogs at www.gardensofthewildwildwest.com and appears regularly as the "Dirt Diva" on the River Radio, 94.9, in Boise, ID. An accomplished horticulturist, garden designer and former president of the Idaho Botanical Garden, Mary Ann is currently finishing The Rocky Mountain Gardener's Resource (pub. date 2011). In 2009 her blog was selected as one of Horticulture Magazine's top garden blogs, and continues to get top rankings from Alltop and Blogs.com.
Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street, Mitchell Hall
Designing with Heirlooms: Everything Old is New Again, with Mary Ann Newcomer
Friday, March 18
Join Idaho native and garden blogger Mary Ann Newcomer for a showcase of contemporary gardens featuring heirloom plant materials. Special attention will be given to plants suited to the Rocky Mountain region. Bring your design questions to this workshop. As time allows, Mary Ann will help you with plant colors and combos. It is limited to 20 people. The cost of this is workshop is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and is not included in the Series price. Separate registration is required.
Cost: Pre-registration for individual Bonfils-Stanton programs: $15 member, $20 non-member. Entire series: $85 member, $120 non-member. Last year’s lectures sold out. So, register early!