Fall Garden Workshops
     
 

Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
3550 Ashley River Road | Charleston, SC 29414 | (843) 571-1266

TIME
CONSERVATORY
9:00am New Plants and from Where They Came
Ryan McEnaney
10:00am The Changing Garden Paradigm
Gary Bachman
11:00am L'chaim! Toasting the Gardening Life with Drinks from Your Own Backyard
Ellen Zachos
NOON  
1:00pm GardenFORLife
Trish Bender
2:00pm Not Your Mama's Garden: How Street Culture is Redefining Horticulture
Abra Lee

DEMONSTRATION AT PEACOCK CAFÉ
Foraging for Your Own Centerpieces and Décor for the Holidays

Karen Powell
3:00pm Plant Exploration: The Value of Observing, Documenting, and Collecting Wild Plants
Phil Douglas

 

Ryan McEnaney
Topic: New Plants and from Where They Came

9:00am Conservatory

Ryan McEnaney

Ryan McEnaney shares specific new plants for the landscape and gives a behind-the-scenes peak at how they came to introduction, whether it be through breeding at Bailey Innovations, discovery in nature, or a partner from overseas.

Bio: Ryan McEnaney is a garden communicator and fifth-generation family member at Bailey Nurseries, one of the country's largest wholesale growers of trees and shrubs. He also serves as spokesperson for the company's consumer brands, including Endless Summer® Hydrangeas and First Editions® Plants. McEnaney currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Garden Bureau, as well as multiple committees for GardenComm, formerly the Garden Writers Association, and the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association.

 

 

Gary Bachman
Topic: The Changing Garden Paradigm

10:00am Conservatory

Gary Bachman

One Extension Agent's look at how gardeners' perceptions, and more importantly expectations, have been changing over the last 10 to 20 years.

Bio: Gary spent 13 years with the GTE corporation in Detroit, MI and Westminster, SC. He has a BS and MS from Clemson University and a PhD from THE Ohio State University. Gary has previously been on the faculty at Tennessee Tech University and Illinois State University. Currently, he is the Extension/Research Professor of Horticulture at the Coastal Research & Extension Center at Mississippi State University. Since 2010, Gary has been the host of the awarding winning Mississippi State University Extension Service's Southern Gardening TV, radio, newspaper columns and social media outlets. Gary and his wife Katie, who is a consultant for IBM, live in Ocean Springs, MS. They are urban homesteaders and operate the Heritage Cottage designed to be a demonstration urban farm to grow an abundance of locally grown specialty vegetables and produce all year long.

 

 

Ellen Zachos
Topic: L’chaim! Toasting the Gardening Life with Drinks from Your Own Backyard

11:00am Conservatory

Ellen Zachos

Have you ever sipped on sumac infused gin? Maybe you'd like to infuse tequila with homegrown hot peppers, or celebrate a special occasion with rose hip liqueur. Or, maybe you just have too darn many crabapples and want to know what you can do with them. Whether you're crafting cocktails or mocktails, foraging for wild plants, or harvesting from your backyard garden, these drinks will surprise and amaze you. Come have a taste of something rare and delicious, and leave with inspiration for your own backyard beverages.

Bio: Ellen Zachos is a garden writer and photographer, and lectures at flower shows and for garden clubs around the world. She is the author of seven books including The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat. Ellen shares recipes and foraging tips on her website: www.backyardforager.com. She is a regular contributor to Edible New Mexico, and works with RemyUSA teaching foraged mixology workshops across the US for The Botanist Gin. A former Broadway performer (cast of Les Miz), Ellen is a Harvard graduate and earned multiple certificates in horticulture and ethnobotany at the New York Botanic Garden. She taught at the NYBG for many years, before moving to Santa Fe, NM. Ellen was named a Great American Gardener by the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, and has recently released her first online foraging course (https://tinyurl.com/ya26xfvr).

 

 

Trish Bender
Topic: GardenFORLife

1:00pm Conservatory

Trish Bender

GardenFORLife is a philosophical approach to gardening that shifts your paradigm toward cultivating life at all levels of the landscape. In this workshop, Trish Bender will provide an overview of the GardenFORLife philosophy and provide simple instructions on how to turn your garden into a complete food-web sanctuary by design, method and plant selection.

Bio: Trish Bender, president of The Garden Club of South Carolina Inc., is a lifelong organic, sustainable gardener and naturalist, an NGC Accredited horticulture and floral design judge, and a self-described natural curiositor. Her GardenFORLife Initiative stems from her Quaker belief that all life is sacred to our creator and therefore worthy of our fascination and stewardship.

 

 

Abra Lee
Topic: Not Your Mama's Garden: How Street Culture is Redefining Horticulture

2:00pm Conservatory

Abra Lee

From botanical art, to floral design, to functional garden jewelry, to fashion and tools, street culture continues to challenge the narrative of horticulture. Abra Lee looks at some of the most influential creatives in the garden world and discusses how their unique style is the gateway for reimagining how we garden.

Bio: Abra Lee is owner of Conquer The Soil, a brand at the intersection of plants and pop culture. Lee has spent almost two decades in the garden industry. She has had many roles throughout her career including former Landscape Manager for George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Lee is a graduate of Auburn University where she majored in horticulture. She is currently a member of the 2019 - 2020 cohort for the prestigious Fellows Program at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

 

 

DEMONSTRATION
Karen Powell
Topic: Foraging for Your Own Centerpieces and Décor for the Holidays

2:00pm Peacock Café

Learn how to design and create your own holiday centerpiece and how to keep it fresh throughout the season with expert florist Karen Powell.

 

 

Phil Douglas
Topic: Plant Exploration: The Value of Observing, Documenting, and Collecting Wild Plants

3:00pm Conservatory

Phil Douglas

Phil Douglas, Director of Plant Collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden, will discuss his recent travels collecting and documenting plants across three continents. Douglas will detail his work in the Caucasus Mountains of Azerbaijan, the seaside forests of Hokkaido, Japan, and Big Bend National Park in Texas. The ex-situ plant collections of the Chicago Botanic Garden are some of the most diverse in the world, and Douglas will shed light onto the importance of documenting, observing, and collecting wild plants.

Bio: A native Kentuckian, Douglas began his career in horticulture working for the historic Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati, OH, and then as the Director of Horticulture for Gainesway Farm in Lexington, KY. He received a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Cincinnati, and a Masters of Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. As the Director of Plant Collections at Chicago Botanic Garden, Douglas manages a diverse collection of plants and participates in plant collecting expedition work around the globe. Douglas also oversees the Garden's plant breeding and introduction program: Chicagoland Grows, the Plant Evaluation Program, and the Living Plant Documentation Department. Douglas is a member of the International Oak Society, International Plant Propagators Society, American Public Garden Association, and International Dendrology Society. Douglas currently serves as the Chair of the Plant Collecting Collaborative; a group of public gardens dedicated to plant conservation through exploration.


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