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If you miss us in person here's a way you can glean information from our outlines, lists and other presentation materials.
The more we share with other gardeners the more we learn.
In addition, we sometimes find time to go beyond a day's topic, or discuss related materials that are too bulky and/or specialized to copy for an entire group.
You can download these oft-requested materials* we have offered at various talks.
Talk titles below that are not yet linked for download are also available - email us if you are interested and we will know to link those, too!
Additional materials are available associated with out webinars. To download those, visit our View Webinars page and scroll through the listings.
8 Months of Color
Adding Life to the Garden: Birds, butterflies and beneficial insects
Armchair Gardener: Winter design
The Art of Fall Garden Clean up
In the Wake of Emerald Ash Borer: Ash Replacement Trees
Before-Afters: Landscape and Garden Ideas
Columbo on Conifers
Containers and potted gardens: Canned Goods
Cut Flowers from Your Garden (From Garden to Vase)
Designing Collectors' Entry Gardens
Difficult Sites, Challenging Gardens
Designing a Shady Garden
Designing for all 5 Senses (Design Five Senses)
Doubling Up Perennials: Covering up for plants that fade after bloom
Earthwise Soil Preparation: Digging a great garden
Edible Landscapes (Vegetables, fruit, herbs)
Edible Landscapes is sponsored by:
Fine Pruning the Landscape
Gardening for Wildlife (18 pages with plant list)
See also our article Increase your feathery color.
Great Combinations, Favorite Plants
Hot Weather Gardening Tips
Hummingbirds and Butterflies: Garden for Butterflies
Can't Judge a Plant by its Cover
Kids in the Garden
Landscape Ideas: Before-Afters
Low Maintenance Landscapes (See also Save Time, Money...)
More Mileage from Your Garden
Native Plants for the Great Lakes
Never Stop Growing (See Simplify)
Planning to Avoid Vegetable Pests
Plant it Well, Even if the Roots are Wrong
Practical Mixed Border
Pruning trees and shrubs (Fine Pruning the Landscape)
Ready for Spring: Getting the Garden Ready for Spring
Renovation: Improving the older garden or landscape
Save Time, Money and Be Healthy in the Garden
Shade Garden Design
Shade Gardening: Shade Gardening Lists (Please see our Webinars pages for most current material)
Sharpen your Pruners
Simplify gardening to save time, save money and defy age. Transcripts of Simplify experts' interviews.
Pro-to-Pro, Tips to Make Gardening Easier
Tools: Choices, use and care. PDF version of Tools Word doc Tools .
Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces, list includes zone 4 exceptions Vegetable Garden Basics, a Workshop
Visualizing Changes: The Gardener's Crystal Ball
Weaving a Wattle Fence: The Tollgate Twist
What the Groundhog Won't Tell
Wildflowers in Your Garden
Woodland Wildflowers Native to the Great Lakes; preferred sites & sources
*Please note that these downloads are outlines, lists, charts and diagrams, some with and some without illustrations. They are not all the hundreds of images you saw at our presentation, not the "slide show." We're sorry we can't share those except as we turn them into webinars and their recordings. They are massive files sans words -- impossible to upload and download, and you would still need us for the narrative!
However, you can see some of these on our View Webinars page, or subscribe there to be able to see all 50+ already saved that way. Let us know if the topic you want is not there. We are scheduling these presentations as webinars based on your input.