Every landscape comes with its own set of challenges. Success comes about when you figure out how to make it work in spite of them. At first glance, some sites seem impossible, but damp boggy areas, dry shade, root ridden soil, deer and other planting nightmares don’t have to stop you from having a beautiful garden. Matching the plants to the site is the key to ensuring an attractive, sustainable landscape.
Garden designer Christine Froehlich has done a fair share of banging her shovel against rocks, roots, clumpy clay soil and trying to figure out what plants have a chance of surviving. Close observation of plants in their natural habitat and willingness to experiment have played an important role in her work. She’ll take you through the process of identifying the limitations of a site, working with it and choosing the appropriate plants. Her slide lecture shows the transformation of a variety seemingly impossible spots into beautiful and sustainable landscapes.