Visitors want to see new plants, and creative, cutting edge planting designs. This session will share techniques used to add artistry and innovation to gardens, including layering with bulbs, annuals, perennials and biennials for continuous bloom, building longevity and flexibility into the display, selecting a diverse plant palate, and using color theory as a jumping off point to design displays. Presenters will also discuss using elements and principles of design as a tool to critically evaluate the display throughout the season.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Attendees will learn 1) techniques for extending the life of a display with an emphasis on layering, 2) methods for selecting a diverse plant palate using color theory, 3) how to critically evaluate and modify plant displays throughout the season.
1) Lisa Roper is the Gravel Garden and Ruin horticulturist at Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pa. Previously she gardened for 11 years in Chanticleer’s Asian Woods garden. For the past 5 years she has been photographing Chanticleer weekly for our ‘Whats in Bl
American Public Gardens Association