Why Grow That When You Can Grow This with Andrew Keys

WHEN: Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 1:00PM - 3:00PM
WHERE: Blithewold Living Room

Tired of fussy, invasive, or boring plants that need excess care or just plain bring your garden down? If so join Andrew Keys as he discusses how to transform your garden from fussy, invasive, and needy to more attractive and sustainable.
After the lecture, Andrew Keys will be selling and signing his book “Why Grow That When You Can Grow This: 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants”

Andrew Keys, the author of “Why Grow That When You Can Grow This: 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants” is a life long gardener, designer writer, Garden Confidential podcaster at Fine Gardening. A descendent of Mississippi cotton farmers, Andrew was raised with a reverence for the land passed down generations, and first fell in love with plants exploring the woods of his childhood home. He currently serves as web manager for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Andrew has contributed to Houzz, a leading destination site for home design enthusiasts. He's written for Fine Gardening, Leaf Magazine, and Coastal Home as well, he's a member of the Garden Designers Roundtable, and he's lectured for the New England Wild Flower Society. Andrew's company, Oakleaf Green, is centered on the philosophy that the crux of every 21st century design problem is our role as stewards of the Earth, and he's also a Northeast Organic Farming Association-accredited organic landcare professional.

Refreshments will be served.

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$15 Member, $20 Non-member


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