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 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 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.
#2 - Too Big, Too Much: 7 page pdf black and white
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#7 Click to download PDF, includes vegetable- and fruit planning chart with pests information
(Please note before you select "Print": this is an 11-page document. You may want to scan first.
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 Butterflies Q&A Transcript
(PDF, 17 pages, indexed)
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.
Summer Pruning Chat Transcript
• 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.
Click to download the notetaking guide for Designing for Scent and Touch.
Note: Look before you press "Print." It is 25 pages.
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 outline for More than a Garden: Balm for the Soul, Glue for the Family