We have designed our new ARTICLES page as a place to give our past GardenSMART gardening stars, those still to be featured, and other excellent writers a place to enter their thoughts about the gardens they dote on or administer. Here they will speak about gardening topics they feel will benefit our viewers. Pros who earn their living gardening as well as amateur gardeners who garden for the love of it offer their insights. Their gardening hints and tips will be most helpful in boosting you to gardening success.
ARTICLES is unique. You will learn about the gardens we have visited, get landscape design ideas, general horticulture tips, even discover a new garden you would like to visit. Catch great gardening ideas from scores of beautiful, interesting gardens and gardeners.
In the ARTICLES section, you will also meet Therese Ciesinski, our resident horticulture editor, fellow garden-lover, and award-winning writer. She will be adding some broader hints to the regional articles as well as contributing her own articles of interest to gardeners.
Anne has a wealth of knowledge gleaned from hands-on experience and a life-long love of plants. She lives, writes, and gardens in South Carolina.
By Stacey Hirvela, Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs,
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners
Weather-wise, northerners may not have much of an advantage, but when it comes to selecting plants for the landscape, they certainly do. The entire system of plant recommendations in North America is based on plant hardiness - in other words, how much cold a plant can withstand without experiencing extensive damage or death.
Join fellow garden lovers, history buffs and music enthusiasts to discover the quaint towns and colorful gardens of Holland and Belgium in May of 2018.
This exciting journey will be hosted by nationally known host Eric Johnson, of Public Television's blockbuster show GardenSmart. Your river cruise begins in Amsterdam where you'll see works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh, Anne Frank's House, and see the city's most famous gardens. Then spend a full morning on the grounds of the most beautiful spring garden in the world-Keukenhof! Visit the picturesque Belgian towns of Bruges and Ghent as well as Kinderdijk, with the Netherlands' iconic collection of 19 authentic windmills that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, history buffs will experience a captivating tour of the WWI trenches of Flanders and WWII Arnhem Battlefield of A Bridge Too Far fame. You won't want to miss this extraordinary garden adventure to Holland and Belgium.
Book by November 15, 2017 and save up to $1200 dollars per person!
To register call:
Alki Tours at 800-895-2554
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