Outlines, lists and diagrams from Weekend Walkabouts

Thanks for attending our Weekend Walkabout. Notetaking outlines shown in Janet and Steven's presentations can be downloaded here.

All of the Weekend Walkabout outlines (and chat transcripts) are listed below in order as presented in our 2020-2021 series. Scroll to your topic and click to download the notes. (Or do a "Find" for a key word to hop right to your target webinar.)

The latest materials we have added are:

• Notetaking guide for Transplanting the Picture-perfect Garden, and

• Notetaking guide and Q&A Chat Transcript* for Getting the Garden Ready for Spring

• Notetaking guide and plant lists for Natives in the Landscape - Great Lakes, and

• Notetaking guide and resources for Gardener's Health, and

• A Cool Spring, Hot Seat To-do List, and

Notetaking guide and fast-facts chart for Easiest, Best Perennials, and

• Notetaking guide for Allergies and Gardening, and

• Notetaking guide AND chart for Versatile Viburnums, and

• Notetaking guide for Simplify to Keep on Growing, plus its 19-page, 20-topic annotated Chat Transcript,* and

• Notetaking guide and plant lists for Great Plant Combinations.

*We produce a transcript as needed, based on the number of questions left at the conclusion of each webinar. In this latest case we had NO questions left but found such a wealth of eye-opening trends in the Chat transcript that we created this for you.

Outlines and more detail

Some of our handout material is simple outline, meant for you to capture the parts of our webinar you find most important. Some is more detailed... because people so often asked for detail on a given point. For instance, our Tools: Choices, care and use is both outline for all 70 tools we cover plus detail for the most-requested part, sharpening hand pruners.

Let us know by email what you think and how you use these materials. We plan updates as demand dictates.

 

#1 - Early Spring Cuts, Weeds and Lawn: Basic materials pending

     #1 - Related materials:

The chart from our Edibles presentation: Vegetables & Fruit chart

 Our one day in spring to-do list,

Cool Spring, Hot Seat To-do List

A very lively Q&A during #1 Early Spring Cuts, Weeds and Lawns steered us into vegetable gardens. We showed you how to use this chart.

A very lively Q&A during #1 Early Spring Cuts, Weeds and Lawns steered us into vegetable gardens. We showed you how to use this chart.

#2 - Too Big, Too Much: 7 page pdf black and white

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We write down the important points for you and to keep ourselves on track during a presentation.

We write down the important points for you and to keep ourselves on track during a presentation.

#3 - Tools: Choices, use and care.

         PDF version of Tools

         Word doc Tools .

Tools handout material, a combination of outline ready for your notes and detail of most-asked tool care.

Tools handout material, a combination of outline ready for your notes and detail of most-asked tool care.

#4 - Improving the Older Garden 4 page pdf

#4 Bonus material: Transcript of Webinar #4 live Q & A with butterfly update.  Choose one:

       #4 Bonus, Word doc
        with links to topics       

        or

       #4 Bonus, pdf version 
      (links may not operate)

#5 - Weeds, to know them is to beat them: 2 page pdf

This webinar led to an article about weeds that includes our downloadable identification aid, Weeds Appendix 1. Jump to our article to download it.

#6: click to download PDF

Plant it Well Even if the Roots are Wrong

Vital information for all gardeners. Please share it!

Transcript of the
Q&A from webinar 6, Plant it Well..." with additional answers for questions we could not answer during the webinar's time period.

If you are tempted to just plant something "as is," remember the redbud!

If you are tempted to just plant something "as is," remember the redbud!

#7 Click to download PDF, includes vegetable- and fruit planning chart with pests information

Grow Top-Notch Edibles 

#8 Click to download PDF.

Soil Prep, Earthwise 

#8 Earthwise Soil Prep Q&A transcript including q&a heard during the live webinar plus many held over at the end to be answered here. 11 pages, index links. Click to download as:

format Word .doc

format pdf

#9, click to download the outline of

Simple Successful Garden Design  

#10, click to download the  outline of:

50 Great Before-Afters: Landscape Lessons

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#11, click to download the outline of:

Organic Gardening Basics   

#12, click to download the outline and 17-page plant list from:

Making a Garden in the Shade

#13, click to download the outline for:

Diagnosing Problems

 

Very close looks often required. Distinctive pock marks are sign of four-lined plant bug feeding.

Very close looks often required. Distinctive pock marks are sign of four-lined plant bug feeding.

Is the problem ongoing or in the past? Brown exit holes at the ends of columbine leaf miner trails say "done."

Is the problem ongoing or in the past? Brown exit holes at the ends of columbine leaf miner trails say "done."

#14, click to download the outline for:

Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces

#15 Click to download the outline for:

Mid-Season Design Review

#16 Click to download the outline for:

Continuous Color

#17 Click to download the outline for:

Setting Boundaries: Walls, hedges, fences

Click to download:

Q&A transcript from Setting Boundaries

#18 Click to download the outline for:

Sound in the Garden

Click to download the outline for:

Quick and Magical Makeovers

Click to download the outline for:

Hardy Hydrangeas

(Please note before you press "Print": This is outline plus extended notes. For outline-only, print only pages 1-2.)

 

Q&A Transcript from Hydrangeas

We have written often about hydrangeas. Search our website for "hydrangea". Above, from What's Coming Up #200

We have written often about hydrangeas. Search our website for "hydrangea". Above, from What's Coming Up #200

Click to download the outline for:

Practical Water Gardens

(Please note before you select "Print": this is an 11-page document. You may want to scan first.

One clarification to Water Gardens Q&A sessions:

We had a lively Q&A during the webinar, with no leftover questions. However, one question has such importance we want to stress this point: A biological control for mosquitoes is useful in water features. The bacteria known as Bt (pronounced bee tee; it is short for Bacillus thuringiensis) has a subspecies (B. thuringiensis israeliensis) that infects and kills mosquito larvae in water without harming other insects, fish, mammals or birds. “Mosquito dunks” and other forms of BT-israeliensis to be added to water of pond or fountain are available where garden pest controls are sold. Another strain of BT (B. t. kurstaki) affects caterpillars. Each strain of Bt is specific to a group of insect species. Bt-israeliensis will not kill butterflies.

Click to download the outline for

Cultivating Butterflies

Click to download the Butterflies Q&A Transcript
(PDF, 17 pages, indexed)

 

Best book:

The very best reference ever is "Raising Butterflies in the Garden" by Brenda Dziedzic. That Brenda is a friend has nothing to do with our endorsement. It simply is the best and based totally on experience you can duplicate.

Available at many bookstores and through Amazon.

Click to download the outline for

Pruning Evergreens, Shrubs and Trees

Click to download the

Summer Pruning Chat Transcript

Click to download the outline for:

Traveling Gardener on World Tour

Download from our Chat transcript, listeners additions to public gardens to see when you travel:

More Travelers' Gardens

 

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Best Foot Forward: Ideas for Entry Gardens

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Gardening for Wildlife

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Children's Gardens

Sure it's name is "bleeding heart" but it is also "lady in a bath"!

Sure it's name is "bleeding heart" but it is also "lady in a bath"!

Click to download:

• the outline for: Choosing, Using and Growing Bulbs

• the Q&A transcript from Bulbs. A summary of what was said in the webinar Q&A plus answers for the chat questions we could not cover during the live presentation. Available October 4.

 

Black jack jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema sikkokianum) with ivory tulips and white grape hyacinth.

Black jack jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema sikkokianum) with ivory tulips and white grape hyacinth.

Click to download notetaking guide and outline for Dividing Perennials.

At the webinar we'll show you photos, divide plants in real time and show you how (page 2!) to know by one look at the roots how to divide ANY perennial.

At the webinar we'll show you photos, divide plants in real time and show you how (page 2!) to know by one look at the roots how to divide ANY perennial.

Click to download the notetaking guide and outline for The Art of Fall Garden Clean-up.

Click to download the
Q&A and Chat Transcript from The Art of Fall Garden Clean-up

Click to download the notetaking guide for Designing for Scent and Touch.

Note: Look before you press "Print." It is 25 pages.

Click to download the notetaking outline used for both Plants for Shady Gardens & Plants for Shady Gardens Part 2.

Please note:

1) Page 3 is the correct first page of this material.

2) If you viewed the webinar Making a Garden in the Shade, you may have this material already in hand. In Plants for Shady Gardens Part 1 and Part 2 we follow the plant lists from that earlier Shade webinar, learning about growing and using those plants.

Click to download the notetaking guides for Practical, Beautiful, Simple Winter Protection. There are two:

Winter Protection Chart

Winter Protection Details

There are TWO notetaking files for this webinar. You will use the chart during the webinar and probably want the Details afterward!

There are TWO notetaking files for this webinar. You will use the chart during the webinar and probably want the Details afterward!

Click to download the notetaking guide for Rain Gardens.

Click to download the notetaking outline for More than a Garden: Balm for the Soul, Glue for the Family

Click to download the outline-plus-Chat of Balm for the Soul..This is an eye-opening summary of what 100 energized gardeners have observed regarding the magic and impact of gardens.

Click to download the notetaking guide for Gardening in Small Spaces

Click to download the notetaking outline for Rock Gardens.

Click to download the list of public rock gardens to see.

Click to download the notetaking outline for Winter Interest in the Landscape.

Click to download the notetaking outline for Thank you Great Grand-folks.

Click to download the chat transcript from Thanks, Great Grandfolks, with discussion of historic influences, mass tree losses, PFAS chemicals and more.

Click to download the notetaking outline for Smart Gardener in a Hi-tech Age.

Click to download the Chat notes from Smart Gardener...

Click to download the notetaking outline for Ins & Outs of Plants, Part 1.

 

Click to download the notetaking outlines for Knowing and Growing Trees

and the Chat transcript and poll answers, PollTrees.

Click to download the notetaking outline for Plant Names.

Click to download the notetaking
outline for What the Groundhog
Won't Tell.

What do sweet peas and tact have to do with groundhogs?! Subscribe, and see the webinar!

Click to download the notetaking outline for Easy, Beautiful Landscapes.

Click to download the notetaking guide for Know & Grow Shrubs.

Click to download the Chat Transcript which includes answers to questions left in Chat at the end of the webinar. 9-page indexed PDF file.

We object to yews being so often shorn of all their luxurious new growth.

We object to yews being so often shorn of all their luxurious new growth.

A dwarf form of slender Deutzia, D. gracilis 'Nikko.'

A dwarf form of slender Deutzia, D. gracilis 'Nikko.'

Click to download the notetaking guide for Gardener as 21st Century Shaman.

The Chat Appendix also has valuable information. It's a shaman's continuing education aid!

Click to download the notetaking guide for Gardens in Containers.

A bonus! Thanks to attendees to the live webinar: download real gardeners' nominations for Best Container Combination plantings.

Click to download the notetaking guide for Great Plant Combinations.

Click to download the notetaking guide for Simplify to Keep on Growing.

Click to download the info-packed, 19 page annotated Chat Transcript.

Click to download the notetaking guide for Versatile Viburnums AND the Viburnums chart.*

*Grrr, to technical difficulty! If it comes on-screen gray & unreadable, don't believe it. Print or save it and it will be fine and fully legible!

Click to download the notetaking guide for Allergies and Gardening.

Click to download the notetaking guide and fast-facts chart for Easiest, Best Perennials.

Click to download the notetaking guide with resources for Gardener's Health. (Give it a minute to download, it is an illustrated, large file.)

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Click to download the notetaking guide and plant lists for Natives in the Landscape - Great Lakes.

This webinar's about staying fit from head to toe. This wear-hole on the toe of Janet's boot would have been wear on her toes, and nail bed fungal infections.

This webinar's about staying fit from head to toe. This wear-hole on the toe of Janet's boot would have been wear on her toes, and nail bed fungal infections.

Many great natives for the Great Lakes and beyond.

Many great natives for the Great Lakes and beyond.

Click to download the notetaking guide for Getting the Garden Ready for Spring.

Click to download the Q&A Chat Transcript from this webinar. Topics include safe planting date, pruning, fertilizing, weed killer.

Click to download the notetaking guide for Transplanting the Picture-perfect Garden.