Category Archives: People

Horticulturists, Designers, Bonsai Artists and other riff raff

Image

2018 New Perennials with a Difference

Penn State’s Greenhouse Growers Day, January 18, 7:30-3:00, I will be closing this wonderful day of diverse speakers from Judy Sharpton to Sinclair Adam with a speedy review of new perennials for 2018 from my perspective as a designer/client. Registration is available at the door. 2018 Greenhouse Growers Brochure

My Lecture 2017-18 Schedule

Plenty of space for more. More topics are in my website or send me a note and tell me what you need!

October 16, 2017, Monday, 8:00 pm
Silver Springs Garden Club
Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

From Front Yard to Rock Garden: Step by Step
What happens when you have to take your shade garden into full sun and wish it was easier to maintain? Make it into a rock garden. That is what I did and I’ll show you every step along the way. I have practical advice for the beginner along with some planting failures and successes for the more experienced gardeners. There are plenty of new and unusual plants to enjoy as I show you how my urban rock garden evolves over seasons and years.
……………………………..

November 7, 2017, Tuesday, 2:00 pm
University of Delaware, Osher Institute
Wilmington, DE

Taiwan: Design Inspiration
PR Listing: “Nov. 7-Sharee Solow, PCH, ASLA, Owner Solow Horticultural Designs-Taiwan: Design Inspiration-An easy place to visit that you might not think of is the subtropical island of Taiwan. Join me as I go shopping for Scholar Rocks, tour the marble-walled Taroko Gorge, muse over the Daan Park reflexology path, and walk around the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial. This immersive visual trip will be interesting for garden designers, gardeners, and anyone interested in a photography trip from the big city of Taipei to the honey-combed rocks of Yehliu Geopark through the eyes of a landscape designer.”
…………………………………

November 27, 2017, Tuesday, 6:00 pm
Women’s National Farm and Garden Association
Temple University, Ambler, PA

Let’s Look at the New Perennials for 2018
Every year I see dozens of new perennials listed in catalogues and I also see some in person at MANTS. All of them aren’t winners, some look just like what we already have, and only time in the ground will tell us how good they will be in our region. I’ll pull out the ones that look the best and tell you what is supposed to set these apart from the crowd.
……………………………………..

December 2017, 11:00 luncheon
DelVal Rock Garden Society
Overbrook Golf Club, Radnor, PA

Italy: The Rest of the Story
Sharee Solow and Charles Cresson
Along with the Scott Associates Tuscany garden tour, they extended their stay by another 14 days, absorbing Italian culture and several gardens along the way. Come hear about their adventures in Venice, Sorrento, Amalfi, and all around Rome.
………………………………………….

January 4, 2018, Thursday, all day
Southeast PA Green Industry Conference
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA

Let’s Look at the New Perennials for 2018
Every year I see dozens of new perennials listed in catalogues and I also see some in person at MANTS. All of them aren’t winners, some look just like what we already have, and only time in the ground will tell us how good they will be in our region. I’ll pull out the ones that look the best and tell you what is supposed to set these apart from the crowd.
………………………………………………….

January 25, 2018

Berks County Hort Club
Berks County Penn State Ag. Center

From Front Yard to Rock Garden: Step by Step
What happens when you have to take your shade garden into full sun and wish it was easier to maintain? Make it into a rock garden. That is what I did and I’ll show you every step along the way. I have practical advice for the beginner along with some planting failures and successes for the more experienced gardeners. There are plenty of new and unusual plants to enjoy as I show you how my urban rock garden evolves over seasons and years.
………………………………………………….

February 7, 2018
Northern Nurseries
Clinton, New Jersey

Oh Deer, Now What?
Did you look out your window and see someone looking back at you? You may have Odocoileus virginianus. You know, deer! A 150 pound, hosta-eating beast on four legs. They organize mobile feasts with their friends and relatives the day after you go plant shopping so try let’s review how to keep landscapes from looking like grocery stores.
………………………………………………….

February 19, 2018
Berks County Hort Club
Berks County Penn State Ag. Center
Lawn Out, Garden In
I didn’t want to mow lawn and I bet I’m not alone. I give you permission to remove all your grass and off we go!
………………………………………………….

February 23-24, 2018
Connecticut Flower and Garden Show
Hartford, CT

Stairway to Paradise: Inspired Path Design
Whether you are going up, around, through, into, out-of, across, under, or over outdoor spaces, the road taken can be either unique or mundane. How does the way you move through a garden influence your experience? Give your creativity a boost during this session of design inspiration as we fly around the world considering how we get from one place to another and why the path is so important.
………………………………………….

March 17, 2018
March Into Spring, Mid-Atlantic Hardy Plant Society
Delaware County Community College

Stairway to Paradise: Inspired Path Design
Whether you are going up, around, through, into, out-of, across, under, or over outdoor spaces, the road taken can be either unique or mundane. How does the way you move through a garden influence your experience? Give your creativity a boost during this session of design inspiration as we fly around the world considering how we get from one place to another and why the path is so important.
………………………………………….

April 13, 2018
Lancaster Master Gardeners Symposium, 8:30 am Keynote Speaker
Lancaster, PA

Stairway to Paradise: Inspired Path Design
Whether you are going up, around, through, into, out-of, across, under, or over outdoor spaces, the road taken can be either unique or mundane. How does the way you move through a garden influence your experience? Give your creativity a boost during this session of design inspiration as we fly around the world considering how we get from one place to another and why the path is so important.

Aside

The spring season was packed with designs, plantings, weeds, and a few bugs so it’s time to take a trip. I have been negligent about posting to my new blog (I know I join a legion of others on that … Continue reading

Image

Sharing Memories

Sharing Memories article003

The Master Gardeners who host the Springfest Flower and Garden Show in New Jersey have a lovely program with short garden articles. I was so pleased to find mine included.

Image

Philadelphia Inquirer 2/7/2014

Philadelphia Inquirer 2/7/2014

The second page of the article by Virginia Smith showing my photo of Clematis on my front porch and a few thoughts I shared about favorite clematis and rose picks from my garden that have been reliable performers for years.

Image

Philadelphia Inquirer 2/7/2014

Philadelphia Inquirer 2/7/2014

Thank you to Virginia Smith for including two of my photos along with quotes in today’s Home and Design cover story. (I’ll post it as two separate pages)

Pick One New Plant to Buy in Spring 2014

The hot plant I saw last year for retail customers to look for this spring was Digitalis ‘Illumination.’ The heavy stalks with masses of two-toned flowers are traffic-stopping gorgeous. It’s no wonder this was the 2012 Plant of the Year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and, judging by the smiles in photographs, Thomson and Morgan couldn’t be more pleased with the breeding honors. By some miracle, this Digitalis has the genus Isoplexis in its phloem so it is sterile which translates to very long-blooming, lush displays of this exotically-colored foxglove. It will be in my front planters this year and I know everyone who walks by will be drooling.

Here it is with my friend Barbara Katz, London Landscapes LLC, as we visit in the hotel lobby. She had the attention of everyone who passed by.

Digitalis Illumination with Barrbara Katz.jpeg