July 8, 2011

Garden University announces addition to 2011 schedule

The Garden University series is adding a program to the schedule for 2011.

On Saturday September 24, 2011, Marianne Binetti will be speaking about "Gardening for Four Seasons." This program will occur at 11 a.m. in the Oregon Garden Resort.

Celebrate all four seasons of the Northwest Garden Style. Learn to love the rich colors and textures of the Autumn garden and the contrasts of our wild and wet winters by adding plants that celebrate these forgotten garden seasons. You'll learn how to use bark, berries and birds to add more delight to late Fall and early winter landscapes.

Showstopping color in spring and summer from the best easy-care shrubs and using groundcovers, sedums and succulents to save water as well as add beauty year round.

Some of the inspirational images that will be shown are from show gardens around the world as Marianne has been leading garden tours to the most spectacular places on the planet. Inspiration from Italy to Australia but purely practical advice on what grows best in the Western climate of the Pacific Northwest.

About Marianne Binetti:

Known for her light-hearted and fun approach to gardening Marianne graduated from WSU with a degree in Horticulture and is the author of 10 gardening books including "Easy Answers for Great Gardens" , She writes and award-winning, syndicated newspaper garden column, appears on local and HGTV. Now that their children are grown, Marianne and her husband Joe lead tours see the most beautiful gardens in the word.


$15 for non-members, includes admission to The Oregon Garden

Free for Garden members

Tickets available at the Visitor Center or by contacting the Membership Department at 503-874-2533 or membership@oregongarden.org