The Urban Gardener Lecture Series - 2007


The Norfolk Foundation The Fred Heutte Center is pleased to continue its Urban Gardener Lecture Series for 2007. The series continues to be funded by a generous grant from The Norfolk Foundation.

We have gathered a variety of speakers who will provide expertise in different gardening-related fields. The series is geared for beginners and specialists. While the program is free for members of the Friends of Fred Heutte Foundation and members of the Master Gardeners Program, the cost for non-members is $ 5.00 per person. Some lectures require the pre-payment of materials fees. All lectures will be held at the center.



ART IN THE GARDEN

Bill Smoot, FHC Board Member & Master Gardener
Wednesday, June 13th, 7:00 PM

Perhaps some of these images will change your perspective of "just what is art?" It is said that art imitates life and some of these images do. Beauty is also in the eye of the beholder. Keeping these two concepts and remembering that Everyone's a critic, local gardener Bill Smoot explores and shares some examples of garden art found in public and private gardens around the world. Bill has traveled extensively throughout the world visiting numerous gardens. Armed with a camera and his warped sense of humor, Bill has amassed quite a collection of -shall we say- unique, different, and unusual photos of garden art. His selection represents a wide and far-reaching range of garden art representing various types, styles, and media. Some examples are serious, some artsy, some avant-garde, some traditional, some unique, some thought provoking, some contemporary, some humorous, and some downright u-g-l-y! Bill includes several samples of art currently in his garden that he has created. Just keep reminding yourself that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder!".

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.



THE DELIGHT OF HERBAL CHEESES

Billi Parus, Master Gardener
Wednesday, June 27th, 7:00 PM

Billi Parus returns to share her creative cooking-with-herbs skills. Billi is a Virginia Beach Master Gardener, Life member of the Herb Society of America, a member of the British Herb Society, as well as owner of Lavender Hill House, an Internet gift basket business. She lives in Virginia Beach where she and her husband grow over 200 varieties of herbs, including 8 registered National Collections. Billi travels the country, teaching about cooking with herbs.

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.



ROSE GROWING TIPS & MORIBANA DESIGN

Peggy Scott, Professional Gardener & Vice-president, Tidewater Rose Society
Wednesday, July 25th, 7:00 PM



Award winning rosarian Peggy Scott, vice-president of the Tidewater Rose Society, will present a program including tips for growing good roses and creating Moribana designs. The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members.

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.





JAMMING WITH HERBS

Billi Parus, Master Gardener
Wednesday, August 8th, 7:00 PM

As with all sessions conducted by Master Gardener Billi Parus, this one on the use of herbs in jam preparation is sure to be another winner! She and her husband grow over 200 varieties of herbs, including 8 registered National Collections. Billi travels the country, teaching about cooking with herbs.

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.



CREATING YOUR GARDEN SPACE

Barbara Schuler, Certified Landscape Designer
Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:00 PM



If you have a bare, unattractive space in your yard that is screaming out for attention, this presentation is just what you need to get those creative juices flowing. See numerous examples of how to easily transform a boring corner into a beautiful garden vignette. From simply adding pots with seasonal displays to a complete outdoor kitchen, learn how to compliment your home's architecture by picking out existing details and repeating those details in your new garden room. Something for everyone and for every sized budget and garden! Visit her website at www.barbaraschuler.com

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.





GROWING BEAUTIFUL CUT FLOWERS

Lisa Ziegler, The Gardener's Workshop
Wednesday, September 12th, 7:00 PM

Lisa will share her journey of going from a struggling home gardener, to becoming a successful commercial flower farmer, to starting The Gardener's Workshop. Her story will inspire all to get out and garden! Lisa's gardening knowledge and wit are delivered in a manner that empowers the beginner, the busy, the struggling, and the seasoned gardener. She will discuss how she became interested in commercially growing flowers, methods used to decide what types of flowers could be grown profitably, planting and harvesting techniques, and marketing methods. About Lisa Ziegler - Lisa, cut-flower grower and founder of The Gardener's Workshop, began growing field-grown cut flowers in 1998 on less than 1 acre in the Newport News area. During the growing season, this garden yielded over 3000 stems of flowers each week. Her flowers were wholesaled to upscale florists and Colonial Williamsburg. She sold them at the Williamsburg Farmer's Market from 2001 to 2004, returning to the market in 2007. Lisa shares her knowledge and passion for gardening through programs. Her gardening knowledge is delivered in a manner that will empower the beginner as well as the seasoned gardener. Lisa's audiences have included garden clubs, master gardeners, horticultural groups, commercial growers, civic groups, and others.

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.





PERENNIALS FOR FALL COLOR

Cyndi Wyskiewicz, Extension Horticulture Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension for the
City of Portsmouth and FHC Board Member

Wednesday, September 26th, 7:00 PM

In her lecture, Perennials for Fall Color, Cyndi will talk about some great, easy to grow perennials, bulbs and grasses that can be added to your perennial borders and landscapes to provide color and interest into the winter months. Cyndi Wyskiewicz is the environmental Horticulture agent for the City of Portsmouth, VA. She moved to Portsmouth in December 2006 having relocated from Connecticut. Cyndi has her Bachelor's and Master of Science degrees in Horticulture from the University of Connecticut. Her main loves are working with, talking and teaching about herbaceous plants and herbs. She is a member Fred Heutte Center board and the Tidewater Chapter of the Herb Society.

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.





VEGETABLE GARDENING

Gill Gillespie, Master Gardener

Wednesday, October 10th, 7:00 PM

Gill Gillespie will present vegetable gardening's five basic steps: planning, preparation, plant and seed selection, planting, and eating. A discussion of raised bed and fall gardening will be included. Gill is a teacher in the master gardener programs for various cooperative extension offices.

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.





    

USES OF HERBS IN BREADS & DESSERTS FOR THANKSGIVING

Billi Parus, Master Gardener

Wednesday, October 24th, 7:00 PM

Master Gardener Billi Parus' session on the use of herbs in preparing breads and desserts for Thanksgiving Meals is yet another winner! She and her husband grow over 200 varieties of herbs, including 8 registered National Collections. Billi travels the country, teaching about cooking with herbs.

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.





6 EASY FALL FLOWER ARRANGMENTS

Above, Bill Smoot Presents 6 Easy Fall Flower Arrangements
Urban Gardener Lecture 10/28/07


  

Bill Smoot
Sunday , October 28th, 2:00 PM

Join Bill Smoot at the Fred Heutte Center as he creates 6 (at least!) quick and easy flower arrangements with a fall theme. Please join us as he shares his skills to assist you in creating your own seasonal treasures.

All arrangements will leave the building as door prizes!

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members

Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.




NATIVE PLANTS

Theresa Augustin, Curator of Natural Areas, Norfolk Botanical Garden

Wednesday, November 7th, 7:00 PM


Theresa Augustin is a native of Norfolk and graduated from ODU with a bachelor's degree in biology. She started at Norfolk Botanical Garden as an intern during college, was eventually hired on as an apprentice gardener, and has been with NBG for seven years. She manages the garden's natural areas such as Mirror Lake, the Enchanted Forest and the VA Native Plant Garden.

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.



FENG SHUI
THE HORTICULTURAL
H  O  L  I  D  A  Y  !




Bonnie Primm
Saturday, November 10th, 10:00 AM

Beyond the obvious associations coming from many countries, rituals and beliefs, the holidays also have a time honored value. And that is the time of year - the darkening, the quieting and return to going inward. And on the other side, the celebration of the earth turning toward the sun again at the Solstice. Let's turn inward AND light up the night! Feng Shui tips for the holidays and into the NEW Year. It's all about feeling great!

Bonnie Primm is an independent consultant and executive regional vice president for Arbonne International and has conducated many FHC urban gardener lecture sessions and her famous "Walking Tours of Ghent."

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members.

Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.




CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

Bill Smoot, Master Gardener & FHC Board Members

Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00 PM


The new J. Paul Getty Center - Is it a art museum or garden? Actually it's a combination of both! The garden is looked upon as a contemporary work of art. It is nestled on 750 acres in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains and overlooks downtown Los Angeles. The recently built complex cost over 1 billion dollars to build. It sets a new standard in horticultural and architectural modernism. Several gardens uniquely complement the modern buildings covered with over 16,000 tons of travertine marble imported from Italy. The central garden is incorporated into the architecture and is the home of over 300 unique plant varieties. Its cost was 3.5 million dollars. Bill Smoot had the opportunity to visit the center this spring and shares his visit through his photos. His program also includes several other area gardens and breathtaking views of the Yosemite Natural Park.

The session is free for members and master gardeners; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested! Call 441-2513 or send an email to fhcgarden@cox.net to register.



WILLIAMSBURG STYLE WREATH

The Board Members of the FHC

Sunday, December 9th, 2:00 PM


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This program has become a classic! Our "famous" Williamsburg Style Wreath decorates the Heutte Center during the December holidays and we have more requests for this program than any other. The beautiful wreath is handmade using various cedars and evergreens and is very aromatic! Bright clusters of fresh fruit and bright red ribbon add a classical and elegant decorative addition to your holiday doorway. Participants should bring garden gloves, cutting shears, and a heavy duty staple gun if they have them. The class is free for Friends of Fred Heutte Foundation members and Master Gardeners and $ 5.00 for non-members. Pre-registration and pre-payment of all fees are required. Cost of materials is $35.00 per person.




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