Hort Co-op April 2005 MEMBERS Event

Thursday, April 7, 2005

An Evening with Stephanie Cohen, "The Perennial Diva" Featuring the Program "Mix Them Up in the Perennial Border!"

Additional Information
Known by many throughout the horticultural world as the "Vertically Challenged Gardener" and the "Dr. Root of Perennials", Stephanie brings extensive plant knowledge, fun and humor to audiences throughout the country. Stephanie has lectured coast to coast, including Alaska. Stephanie Cohen(www.perennialdiva.com) has taught herbaceous plants and perennial design at Temple University for over 20 years. She is currently the Director of the Landscape Arboretum at Temple University/Ambler, Ambler, PA and also serves as a consultant on perennials for the National Arboretum. On the industry front, Stephanie is an advisory board member for Green Profit magazine, writes for the American Nurserymen magazine and Green Scene (PHS publication). Stephanie also reaches the gardener as a contributing editor for Fine Gardening magazine, provides content for the HGTV Newsletter, is a contributing writer for Country Living Gardener and is a regional writer for the Blooms of Bressingham plant introductory program. She has appeared on QVC TV as the "Perennial Diva". As a true professional, Stephanie has received three awards from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) for excellence in design as well as receiving the PPA Service and Academic Award. She has also received awards from Temple University, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and The American Nursery and Landscape Association for Garden Communicator of the Year 2000. Stephanie comments on her program Mix Them Up in the Perennial Border!!!: "Are your border designs not as beautiful as seen in all of the coffee table garden books? The reason: YOU ARE POSSIBLY A PLANT SEGREGATIONIST! Do you strictly use annual beds, perennial borders and trees and shrubs as foundation plantings? Let's utilize all of these wonderful plants in a united manner for creating better borders. The only plants I veto are the thugs. We are going to look at a mix of new perennials, grasses, shrubs, ground covers and even a few small trees that can add color, form, texture and shape to your designs. The program will include some cutting edge plants, but I provide no bandages. Come and enjoy a lively seminar on how to mix it up!" Stephanie will also be autographing her new book, just off the press, on perennial garden design titled "The Perennial Gardener's Primer" published by Storey Press. NOTE: Due to the diligent efforts of Hort Co-op volunteers, sponsors and advertisers associated with revenue generating Hort Co-op Fall Field Day and Spring Symposium educational events, this admission-free event has been made possible for members of the Hort Co-op.
Powder Valley Nature Center Auditorium 11715 Cragwold Road Kirkwood, MO
Contact:
Bill Ruppert
billr@rupehort.com
Tel: (314)966-0253
Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 7:00 pm
This is a FREE admission program for HORT CO-OP MEMBERS ONLY. SEATING IS LIMITED TO 250 ATTENDEES * * * COME EARLY FOR A GOOD SEAT!(doors open at 6:30 pm)