“Gardens that Pop in the Shade” May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Rotary Place Caledon Seniors Centre
7 Rotarian Way
Bolton, ON L7E 1Y2
FREE to BDHS members. Guests $5 or $2 with proof of OHA society membership
Brenda or Carol

Topic:  Gardens that Pop in the Shade

Speaker: Ken Brown  is a horticultural consultant, writer and photographer. He received his bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Guelph. Ken worked as the Superintendent of Horticulture at the Toronto Zoo when it was being planned and built, where he was responsible for the planning and planting of all the indoor gardens and the overseeing of the outdoor landscaping contractors. He owned and operated “The Plant Manager” an interior landscaping company for 20 years where he built and maintained a wide variety of public and private interior gardens. He also has a horticulture teaching degree from the University of Toronto and has taught a variety of related courses. Ken is a certified horticultural judge and he is a frequent speaker at horticultural meetings and seminars. Ken’s writing and photography continue to be published in several magazines and newspapers. www.gardening-enjoyed.com, his web page, is a great source of advice, tips and updates.  His own gardens feature his Iris collection and a wide range of plants that he is trialing. In a space of their own and interspersed throughout all his gardens, Ken grows a comprehensive list of vegetables in some innovative ways to maximize the use of space. He currently spends most of his non-gardening hours writing for his web site, www.gardeningenjoyed.com and ezine Dallying In The Dirt.