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Dee Nash

Author, The 20/30-Something Garden Guide & blogger,

Dee Nash is the author of The 20-30 Something Garden Guide, A no-fuss, down and dirty Gardening 101 for anyone who wants to grow stuff (St. Lynn’s Press, 2014). Dee is a writer, speaker and garden coach, born and raised in Oklahoma. She lives in the rolling Oklahoma hills with her husband, children, three dogs and several cats on 7.5 acres between the Great American Prairie and the deciduous forest. She gardens approximately an acre of land and grows vegetables, roses, daylilies, native plants and other perennials. She is a frequent contributor of writing and photography to Oklahoma Gardener magazine and is a columnist for Oklahoma Living magazine. She’s also written for Organic Gardening, Fine Gardening and Flower magazine. She’s also written online for: Lowe’s Corporation under their Lowes Creative Ideas Team blog in the South Central region; HGTV Gardens, Fiskar’s Corporation and Proven Winners Plants as a regional blogger. Dee has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism–Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis in Botany. Dee’s blog,, has won several awards, including a Gold Award for Electronic Writing from the Garden Writers Association. Better Homes and Gardens named it one of their ‘Top Ten Gardening Blogs in 2014’. Southern Living Magazine named Dee a ‘Blogger to Follow’ in 2014.


GARDEN 101: Small Space Solutions

Dream Gardens on Balconies, Patios and Decks

So many garden desires, so little space. What to do? Join horticulturist Alex LaVilla, and garden writers Ruth Rogers Clausen and Dee Nash for their sage advice on selecting the right plants, creating beautiful combinations for year-round interest, and bringing out the best in the smallest of spaces. Whether you have a small plot of land, or a high-rise balcony, you can have a space enlivened by the beauty of plants that can give you joy.

Friday, Feb 19 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow

Ten Tips to Get Started on the Gardening Path to Happiness

No matter your age or experience, gardening has a learning curve and can be confusing. Join award-winning blogger and author Dee Nash as she shares her ten best tips to get you started on the gardening path to happiness. Learn about planning a vegetable or ornamental garden, or one that combines both; secrets to combining plants for the best results; vertical gardening, companion planting, and more!

Saturday, Feb 20 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow