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Design a Sunny Perennial Border - Mass Hort Society Lecture

Thursday, September 27, 2018

How do you create a sunny perennial garden that will delight you with colorful blooms and flowers for cutting from spring through fall? Garden designers and lecturers Jana Milbocker and Joan Butler of Enchanted Gardens will teach you about plant layering, new and reliable perennials, companion plants and design techniques that will make yourgarden POP!

Jana Milbocker is the principal of Enchanted Gardens, a lecturer and garden writer. She has a passion for landscape design and horticulture, and has been gardening on her 2-acre property in Hollistons historic district for over 20 years. The garden surrounding her Victorian home features more than 140 varieties of trees and shrubs, perennial gardens, peony and rose beds, water features and shady retreats. Jana is interested in all aspects of design -- spatial relationships, the interplay of light and shadow, color theory, texture, proportion and plant combinations.

Trained as a graphic designer, Jana brings years of critical design thinking, clarity and cohesiveness to her landscape solutions. Her professional experience includes twenty five years as an art director and designer. Jana holds a BFA in Graphic Design, an MBA, and coursework in horticulture and landscape design. She published The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast in 2017.

Joan Butler, lecturer, has been an enthusiastic gardener for over 30 years, and believes gardens should invite you to linger in the world outside your door. Her gardens have been included on several garden tours, and feature exciting plant combinations, dramatic horticultural specimens, and collections of hosta, heuchera and epimedium.

Joan is a Master Gardener, a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries, and is the immediate past Chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council. She is also an accredited Flower Show Judge, and was Chairman of the floral design Division I competition at the Boston Flower and Garden Show 2014-2015.

The Gardens at Elm Bank
900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482

Sponsor(s): Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Time(s): 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $12/$20
Phone: 617-933-4973

Published on Saturday, April 07, 2018.
All information is subject to change.

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