We often think of gardens as spaces that are larger areas filled with plants. But the truth for many of us is that we have more small places to fill: 2’ out from a fence, 3-4’ from the side of your home to the property line, a treelawn or a forgotten space in an overgrown corner of your yard. While small spaces can be challenging to plant, design principles and awareness of nature work the same way as for large expansive gardens. Join Debra Knapke as she helps you explore your options.
This program is in partnership with Green Bexley's Love Your Alley program and generously funded by the Bexley Community Foundation.
In person space is limited. Registration is requested. Online registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
After two other careers, in 1992 Debra Knapke turned her avocation of plant study and gardening into her full-time career. Known as “The Garden Sage”, Debra is passionate about gardening, sustainable garden design and the natural world, and enjoys sharing knowledge through her writing, public speaking, and garden consulting in the private and public sectors. She has served on various local and national committees and boards that focus on education, the environment, and sustainability. She has championed those passions during her two-year term (2014-2016) as Honorary President of the Herb Society of America and currently as the Chair of the Sustainability Committee of GardenComm. In addition, she has mentored the future of the landscape industry at Columbus State Community College for 24 years. She loves being a gardener and has packed an amazing variety of perennials, trees, shrubs, and edibles onto the 2/3-acre lot surrounding her home.
Blog: http://heartland-gardening.com/ in partnership with Michael Leach and Teresa Woodard