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Nita-Jo Rountree

Author, Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest

Nita-Jo Rountree is a garden writer, speaker and educator. Her new book, Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest, was published in January 2017 by Sasquatch Books. She is a lifetime Georgia Master Gardener and former owner of LeGrand Gardens, a landscape design and installation company in Atlanta, Georgia. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, is a member of the Heronswood Garden Steering Committee, and serves on the advisory board of the Northwest Horticultural Society, of which she is a former president. Nita-Jo is a frequent speaker at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, and the Yard, Garden & Patio Show in Portland, where she has also been a judge. Additionally, she is a frequent guest and substitute host on Gardening with Ciscoe, in Seattle, Washington. Her personal garden was featured on the HGTV television show “Gardening by the Yard” and in the Pacific Northwest Magazine section of the Sunday Seattle Times.


GARDEN 101: The Stars of Summer Gardens

Including Gorgeous Roses in Your Garden

Ah, summer. It will be here before we know it, along with the peak of blooms in our gardens. If you don’t have lilies, roses and clematis in your garden, discover some of the best varieties you’ll surely want to grow. Horticulturist Riz Reyes shares lavish lilies that allow you to have lilies blooming in your garden all summer long. “Clemaniac” Laura Watson will showcase the splendor of clematis and their amazing variety in color, shape, bloom time, and growth habit. And author Nita-Jo Rountree shows how to incorporate disease-free roses that are a delight for the senses, along with ideas for beautiful companion plants. Take their advice and add these summer stars to your garden. And of course, they all look wonderful in bouquets!

Friday, Feb 9 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow