A morning of educational seminars has come and gone; question is . . . am I any smarter for having set through it?
I’d say no, but the people with me would say they(and I) knew better. A few tidbits here and there made the morning worthwhile.
Joanne Kostecky who owns Joanne Kostecky Garden Design came up with these design gems;
“Design places where people want to be.” also “Architectural elements taken from the house will strengthen you design style.”
Finally this insight into her design process;
“Some of my best designs are really tough situations.”
Good examples of her work and Joanne’s design philosophy, and design style.
Bill Hendricks(Klyn Nurseries) gave a talk on vines. The 4 types
Bill did a nice job of showing several different types of holders-pergolas, trellis’, arbors, fences, post, bird feeders, poles, etc. All good examples.
What did I find out? Well I need these vines in my own yard
- Passiflora incarnata, the native passion-fruit vine
- Wisteria f. ‘Aunt Dee’ a native wisteria with great purple color
- Rosa ‘New Dawn’ or some other white, I need a white climbing rose
He ended with on of my favorite Frank Lloyd Wright quotes.
A doctor can bury his mistakes, but a architect can only advise his patients to plant vines.
On the the trade show portion of the event and the APLD meeting at 4:00 O’Clock from there-who knows.
Wisteria, yes, I love wisteria. Is the type you mention fragrant? I grew up with wisteria in my parent’s yard and I love the fragrance…..
White climbing rose sounds wonderful also. Again, I wonder about fragrance.
In case you haven’t noticed, I love fragrant flowers!
Hope you enjoy the CENTS show.