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Webinar: Planting Design Considerations

Wed, April 29 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

On Wednesdays at noon, ELA invites you on A Walk in the Garden, a virtual weekly diversion as we adjust to the restrictions that the COVID-19 virus has forced onto our lives.

Presented as free webinars to gardeners everywhere, these presentations invite garden and landscape experts to share gardening tips, beautiful images, and inspiration. We hope anyone who is isolating, quarantining, or sheltering-in-place will find comfort and collective strength with a communal walk in the garden.

A (Virtual) Walk in the Garden with Christie Dustman
Planting Design Considerations

As you survey your garden, do you have only one of each plant? Do you see other gardens that seem to be in bloom throughout the seasons and then come home to your unexciting garden? Does planting design seem to be an innate sense that you just don’t have? Come and learn to think about plants in terms of their form and function first, and then learn some strategies to best lay out your planting plan.

Christie’s presentation will:

    • Encourage gardeners to consider plants as shapes, forms, and objects

  • Explore how plants add the “Garden” to an outdoor space
  • Review design principles and guidelines to help site and combine plants in a visually pleasing way
  • Create designs that highlight the compelling nature of plants and evoke positive emotional responses

Christie Dustman is a nationally certified landscape designer, lifelong gardener, and lover of plants, people, and outdoor spaces. For more than two decades, her company Christie Dustman & Company has provided a wide range of expertise in garden design, installation and maintenance. She has established hundreds of gardens in the Boston area that continue to flourish and delight their owners. A Christie Dustman Garden is bold yet detailed in style, with a balance of practicality and innovation. She has a passion for conifers, often incorporated into her designs as living sculptures. Favoring elements of Japanese design such as stone, clarity of focal points, and attention to detail, the garden becomes a living work of art.


Wed, April 29
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
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Penny Lewis