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How to Become A Better Gardener Faster: The title says it all. What more could you want from a garden talk than one that takes you past the pitfalls and into the promised-land. Oh, and it will make you laugh!
The Potential of the Urban Landscape: It is too easy to think of our cities as concrete jungles, rundown slums, and industrial wastelands, but our cities is where the finest and most exciting horticulture is happening in our time! And the importance of this cannot be understated. More and better horticulture where in our population centers means better human health and well-being, better communities, and meaningful places for wildlife conservation. Follow Scott through his latest passion as he visits inspiring and beautiful gardens that are having enormous and positive impact.
Why Horticulture Matters: Plants have enormous impact in ways few people can imagine. Plants and gardens in people’s lives are transformative. This is a talk that will open your eyes in many ways and on many different levels, and will have you doing your part to ensure more and better plantings happen for better people, communities, and our world.
Planting for Pollinators: Pollinators are trending, they are fun, they are indicators of the health of the ecosystem known as your garden and community, they’re numbers are plummeting, and every garden can play a role in their conservation. Learn how you can support these wonderful and important animals, why you should, and why you have little reason to fear them and their stings.
Favorite Plants from Favorite Gardens: A tour of great public and private gardens and the breathtaking, grand, unique, rare, or just plain cool plants found within. Rambling talk with some of everything--big trees, annuals, this, that, and some other thing.
Badass Trees for Piss Poor Places: Originally titled “Good Trees for Bad Places,” that name it was determined by a committee of sobriety-challenged but internationally renowned horticulturists to need an upgrade. The trees in this talk are not tough, tough, tough. They laugh at drought, they embrace poor soil, and they spit at drought. Some you are familiar with. Some you are not. Enjoy this romp through so ornery trees that will never need TLC from you and will still be mocking Mother Nature and the worst humans can hurl at it for your children’s children’s children.
If Some is Good, More is Better, Plant Diversity Forever!: Diversity of plant material not only enriches our gardens, it enriches the environment and actually makes gardening easier and more beautiful.
Life is Short, Extend that Season!: Plants that provide late fall, winter, and early spring beauty are so valuable to the gardener and to wildlife. This talk lists plants which provide exceptional beauty into those difficult months.
Plants Too Good to Be Rare: Chronicles a number of species that make beautiful and functional garden plants but are little known and too seldom used.
Spring Sings But Fall Rocks: Spring is great but overrated. Gardens are for the entire year, and quite possibly the finest time of year to be and work in the garden is Fall. This talk includes beautiful photographs of many plants you truly need and will have you snarking at all those lame “Spring” gardeners.
Ancient Plants for Modern Gardens: Plants that have been on the planet for millions of years are proven winners. Many are excellent choices for modern landscapes.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury... The Closing Argument for Annuals: A perfectly respectable diatribe supporting this sometimes maligned group of plants.
Horticultural History of Cincinnati: A backwards look at the history of Cincinnati’s rich depth of horticultural institutions, including the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Boone County Arboretum, Cincinnati Parks, and more. This talk even goes back to Longworth’s vineyards and the Beer Barons. For those who love Cincinnati, history, and horticulture, a real treat.
All About Trees: This talk discusses why trees are such important elements in our yards and gardens and how to choose the best trees for your site. Important information regarding on caring for your trees is included.
Bring Me A Shrubbery! The Best of These Important Plants in the Suburbs and in the Wild: Shrubs, every home needs them. They frame houses, hide ugly things, support wildlife, provide beauty, and overwhelm every shopper at every nursery. Learn the fundamentals of choosing the right shrub, including the latest & greatest and stalwart, old standards. More importantly, learn that you don’t necessarily need to go at them with shears every year!
Best Regional Perennials: Based on polling of top area horticulturists, designers, and gardeners, this talk is all about which perennials reliably perform wonderfully and look great in our soils and climate.
Cool Trees of Cincinnati: A photographic tour of some of the area’s most beautiful and iconic trees. Discussion of which species make good garden plants is included.
Native Trees and Shrubs: An encyclopedic look at great native woody plants for Greater Cincinnati.
New Adventures in Establishing a Prairie: Chronicles a first time prairie installation. Details all the fear, loathing, anxiety, and which meds worked best for me and which methods worked best in the installation. Man-made prairies are, I think, a lot like sausages. It's best you don't know how they are made, but the results are so worth it! This plant geek had his eyes opened to the amazing wonder of the complexity and perfection of "plant communities" through this project. That gets talked about too.
The Best Grasses for the Tri-state: Grasses add texture, movement, color, and vertical dimension to the landscape. Including more grasses almost always improves a garden. Learn which grasses perform well and add the most beauty to our landscapes.
Favorite Plants of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden: With a long history as a botanical garden, over 3400 plant accessions, and an aggressive plant trialing program, a lot can be learned about beautiful and functional plants that work well in area gardens, and, equally as illuminating, which don’t live up to standard (or just won’t live!) Benefit from this wealth of information without walking the hills.
A Sculptor’s Garden: Garden profile of an amazing pocket garden located in Cincinnati’s historical Over. The Rhine District. Built and maintained by a sculptor, it features brilliant design, classical art, and an artist’s flair with plant choices.
The "Best" Series- Self-explanatory plant talks.