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Lucy Hardiman

Educator, garden writer and designer, Perennial Partners

Lucy Hardiman was to the garden born and is a fifth generation Oregon gardener. She is the principal of Perennial Partners, a garden design collaborative distinguished by innovative hardscape, playful planting design and creative problem solving. She is a past president of the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon continuing her commitment to the organization as an obsessed volunteer. She is a long time member of the Great Plant Picks Committee thriving on interaction with other plant nerds. For many years she was a contributing editor for Horticulture Magazine. Her garden is a testimony to her passion for plants and design having been featured in many books and magazines. She is a sought after lecturer from coast to coast.

From Sidewalk to Treetop: Maximizing Space in the Garden

Gardeners are greedy –we want it all—room for all the plants we keep bringing home, space for edibles, water features, terraces and decks for entertaining, greenhouses and sheds to hold all the paraphernalia needed for gardening and locations to display objects d’art. Let’s develop strategies for utilizing every nook and cranny.

Thursday, Feb 23 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room

Building Bodacious Borders: The Art of Making Plant Combinations

Explore the art of creating vivid and visually exciting and sustainable plant combinations starting with the plants that form the architectural and structural framework of the garden. Foliage, flowers, bark and berries are the fabric of the garden. From brazen and bold to petite and prim see how plants are woven together creating gardens that are beautiful and compelling.

Friday, Feb 24 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room