Tag Archives: Japan

Upcoming Class and Lectures

Sharee will expand her venues internationally September 18, for “Ten Gardens and a Flower Show” at the Algarve Garden Club, Portugal. After spending three days in members’ gardens, Portugal will be added to her growing list of international design inspiration talks. November 14, she takes Temple-Ambler Arboretum to the opposite side of the globe with a favorite topic “Japanese Garden Design (Stroll Gardens of the Edo Period 1600-1868).

In winter, she will be teaching a session at Morris Arboretum, Tuesday, December 4, “Perennial and Shrub Maintenance for Professionals,” good for 2 ISA CEU’s. She will share some picks that are really different at Delaware Valley University, January 3, 2019, SE PA Green Industry Conference, “New Perennials for 2019.”

This Stokesia in the garden at Penn State’s Landisville trial beds (https://agsci.psu.edu/research/ag-experiment-station/landisville/research/trial-gardens) was looking great to the monarchs and visitors alike.


I’m Covered, PHS Grow Magazine

Did this cover shot remind you of my website? Photographer, Rob Cardillo, is to thank for the lovely photographs in this article with Adam Levine and Sari Harrar as editor and author. She did a wonderful job making sense of my diverse background. It is for sale through PHS at their usual outlets this spring and at the flower show through the end of the weekend. You can also join PHS and they will send it to you digitally or in a hard copy.

I am available for garden design lectures on a wide range of topics and can customize something to suit your needs.


Atami Plum Garden Festival

Two years ago today I was in Japan waiting for the Ume (Mume in the USA) to bloom. Finally, in the last week, I was able to enjoy this lovely walk through an iconic Japanese scene.

From their website: “Atami Plum Garden, famous for Japan’s earliest plum blossoms and latest autumn leaves since it was opened in 1886. It is the site of 454 trees of 60 species including a ancient plum tree more than 100 years old. You can enjoy it year round, not just in the plum blossom season.”