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C.L. Fornari

Author, Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Garden Hour and co-host, Plantrama Podcast

C.L. Fornari is a creative gardening expert (aka plant geek) who transitioned from artist to garden communicator in 1995. She is the author six books including Coffee for Roses (St. Lynn’s Press, 2014) and The Cocktail Hour Garden (St. Lynn’s Press, 2016). She hosts GardenLine on WXTK every Saturday and is the co-host of Plantrama, a podcast about plants. C.L. speaks to a wide range of audiences nationwide, along with audiences at horticultural trade shows, garden clubs, botanical gardens, master gardener symposiums, alumni/women’s groups and neighborhood associations. In addition to speaking, radio, and writing, C.L. blogs and runs a consultation service for Hyannis Country Garden, an independent garden center on Cape Cod. In 2012 C.L. was awarded the Garden Communicator award from the Perennial Plant Association and in 2013 won three awards from the Garden Writers Association. In 2015 C.L. launched the first annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, a ten-day regional celebration of gardens that raised over $30,000.00 for local non-profits. C.L. loves children, cooking, and dogs. Her not-so-secret mission is to cultivate the gardening revival in the USA…in the meantime she grows multitudes of plants on Poison Ivy Acres in Sandwich, MA.


Plant Lovers: Bring Your Questions and Join the LIVE Plantrama Podcast!

Join C.L. Fornari and Ellen Zachos as they record a live version of “Plantrama” at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. They will talk about how a flower show can provide you with garden design ideas, some of their favorite edibles, and their preferred “just for fun” plants. They’ll answer questions from the audience, and end with recommendations for “bucket list” garden destinations. It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, and it’s all about plants!

Thursday, Feb 8 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

Flowers All Summer: Annuals for Color, Cutting and Yes, Less Work!

Flowering annuals delight the eye and lift spirits for months, yet some people mistakenly think that they are more work than other plants. The Garden Lady will show some of the many colorful, easy annuals for gardens and containers. She will share her tips for one-time fertilization and planting large containers. Attendees will learn about flowers for hummingbirds, cutting, fragrance and the dinner table.

Saturday, Feb 10 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow