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Region V Regional Meeting
Stop in Chicago after the GWA Annual Symposium
If you are participating in the GWA Annual Symposium in Quebec City, why not make a stop in Chicago on your way home? Members are encouraged to attend this Region V meeting following the GWA Annual Symposium in Quebec City. Join fellow garden writers at Navy Pier in Chicago Wednesday, August 21, 2013 for a day at the Independent Garden Center Show and a GWA Meeting. IGC, one of the largest garden-related trade shows in the Midwest, boasts over 1,000 vendor booths. See the newest products coming to market, hear inspiring speakers and network. We’ll get together for a GWA Region V meeting (members & guests from all regions welcome), a Pizza Party, and a special presentation - The Plant-Orgy Garden - by Brent Heath.
We have all probably heard the word ‘orgy’ and are sure that we, as members of polite society, would not participate in such practices. However, plants happily ‘jump in the same bed’ together as long as the conditions are favorable to all involved and nutrients, light and moisture are shared as needed. Sometimes there is time to look, think and plan color combinations that work out beautifully. As we continue to collect plants, we begin to plant in layers of compost. First layers we situate a few trees and shrubs for structure; then we begin to layer bulbs and perennials with groundcovers. The last step is over-seeding with annuals and vegetables whenever there is a vacant spot.
We have yet to meet many plants that did not make good bed companions
Brent Heath is a third generation bulb grower and co-owner with his wife, Becky, of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, a wholesale/retail mail-order flower bulb catalogue and web site business that provides numerous types of bulbs to many botanical gardens, cities, universities, landscape designers and discriminating gardeners across the country.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Check in at the
main registration desk at IGC & enjoy
the show at your leisure
GWA meeting registration includes:
Additional fees required for:
*Cancellations must be received in writing on or before the due date.
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