Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Atlanta History Center
Extension Horticulture Specialist
How to Be a Collector & Still Look Collected
We've seen them, the gardens of those obsessed with a particular genus, or those who want just one of every new plant that comes along. Transform the unkempt into the artistic with a few easily done design tips. It can be surprisingly simple to add discipline to even the wildest plant collection using strong line and a little geometry.
Carol Reese is an Extension Horticulture Specialist, a nationally-known speaker, blending equal parts gardening knowledge, natural lore, and quirky humor. Her B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture are from Mississippi State University, and she could also add her PhD if she â€śhad ever written that damn dissertation!â€ť While there, she taught classes in Plant Materials, and co-taught Landscape Design for non-LA majors alongside a â€śrealâ€ť landscape architect. She attributes her love of horticulture to being raised on a farm by generations of plant nuts, including a grandfather who dynamited his garden spot each spring to â€śbreak up his hard panâ€ť. Carol's very personal appreciation of natural lore is at least partially a result of her near daily rambles through the wild areas near her home with her motley collection of mutts, aka known as the strong-willed breed of "Amalgamations."