Speaking Engagements by Carol

New for 2017 – These are a Few of Our Favorite Things

An eclectic collection of gardening favorites from oh-so-many gardeners. Favorites from local pros and celebs – Everyone from the owner of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show to Chicago Botanic Garden experts and more.  Expect the unexpected!

Low Maintenance Gardening

I certainly learned about gardening the hard way. My first garden was high maintenance. I am past that now. I want to be in my garden, but a half-acre lot can be a lot of work. The principles Mike and I use for less work and low cost debuted at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show in 2012 and can be used in your garden.

Winter Interest

Our garden is wonderful to look at all year long, as are the others in this presentation from the 2014 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Your winter garden can be interesting too. Really!

Creativity in the Garden

Does creativity elude you? Is creativity an art or a science? This thought provoking presentation debuted at the 2013 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. It focuses on the unexpected, taking risks, and the creative process. Let this seminar be your inspiration and road map to expressing your individuality.

Dahlias – Living Fireworks

Mike and I ‘found’ dahlias 17 years ago and our lives have not been the same since. We plant tubers in the basement in February and grow about 500 plants each year, with 100 of them going to our own garden. Mike is past president of the Central States Dahlia Society, while I love to share our dahlia passion and let you know how you can easily grow dahlias too.