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Jenny Peterson

Author, The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion and co-author, Indoor Plant Décor

Jenny Peterson is an Austin, Texas based garden designer, writer, author and speaker, owning her own design firm J. Peterson Garden Design for over 10 years. She was certified as a Master Gardener and has degrees in both psychology and theology. Her first book, Indoor Plant Décor: The Design Stylebook for Houseplants was published in 2013 with co-author Kylee Baumle (St. Lynn’s Press) and her current book The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion: Cultivating Healing, Hope and Joy in the Ground Beneath Your Feet” will be published in January, 2016 by St. Lynn’s Press. Jenny has appeared on PBS’ “The Central Texas Gardener” as well as on the radio show “Tales From the South,” and has written for numerous home and garden publications such as Fine Gardening, Austin Home and Oklahoma Gardener as well as for industry leaders Proven Winners, Bonnie Plants and Sanctuary Soil. She’s an urban farmer, cancer survivor, yoga enthusiast and mother of two grown boys.


Creating an Entertaining Garden: Outdoor Spaces for Connecting

In recent years, there has been a trend for people to take “staycations” — rather than going somewhere, our backyards have become our places to have fun and connect with family and friends. Discover ideas for specific gathering spaces (patios, decks, fire pit areas, gazebos, etc.) and adding features like outdoor fireplaces, seating, task and mood lighting and plant selection to complete your entertaining area. Jenny will have loads of inspiring garden images to show how this is done.

Wednesday, Feb 17 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

GARDEN 101: Gardening for Serenity

Outdoor Spaces that Rejuvenate, Heal and Ground

We all lead busy, stressful lives, pulled in every direction — and some of us may have chronic illness, anxiety/depression or are going through treatment for illness. Your garden and its plants have the power to help keep you balanced, healthy and whole. Join designers and authors Jessi Bloom, Jenny Peterson and Christina Salwitz as they share intentional design tips to help you create a garden that nourishes your heart and soul, becoming your peaceful oasis in your daily life.

Thursday, Feb 18 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow