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Kristin Green

Author, Plantiful and RI gardener/blogger

Kristin Green began gardening while earning a BFA in painting from the University of Washington. In 2003, after 15 years in Seattle, she moved back home to Rhode Island and joined the garden staff of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, a 33-acre public garden on the Narragansett Bay shore. She spent the following 12 years there studying successional design, plant habits, and propagation, and started Blithewold’s garden blog in 2007. She is a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist, and curator of plants for her own tiny estate in Bristol. She writes a regular garden column for a Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts newspaper group, and has contributed articles and photographs to Fine Gardening and other publications. Her first book, Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants that Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter, was published by Timber Press in 2014.


Vintage Vogue: Yesterday’s Plants for Today’s Gardens

Go back to the future with old-school plant stalwarts that don’t need breeders’ improvements to be worthy of today’s low maintenance, sustainable, earth-friendly gardens. Look for old favorites to scent your garden with nostalgia. Poke a few gladiolus bulbs in the ground to deliver spring freshness to dusty mid-summer borders. Kristin will (re)introduce you to many more classic annuals, bulbs, perennials and shrubs too beautiful and useful to ever go out of style.

Saturday, Feb 20 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

Gardening with a Generous Nature: a Plantiful Garden Guide

You shouldn’t have to spend a lot to grow a great garden. Learn how to take advantage of nature’s worthiest opportunists. Welcome the self-sowers—they plant themselves! Let spreaders fill your garden’s gaps and practice the fine art of editorial control. And discover how to propagate and overwinter tender perennials indoors. Kristin will share her favorite plants, tips, and tools for growing an abundant and colorful garden year round.

Sunday, Feb 21 at 10:00 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow