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August 13, 2010


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synthetic grass

The Vancouver house did a magnificent job of highlighting his lawn with such beautiful plants. It looks like a garden paradise.

valerie Easton

Hi Evie,
My hope was to get across what EDCC has meant to horticulture in our area, all it's brought to students and the community, using Walt's long tenure and retirement as the focus of the column. Since If in taking that approach, and keeping in mind I had less than 700 words so needed to keep a pretty narrow focus, anyone was slighted I'm sorry. It'd be great if one of you involved at that time would write a history, as so many good people contributed...

Best regards,

Evie Douglas

Just a small FYI on today's Seattle Times Article. Alan Bloom, Christopher Lloyd & many other speakers were invited to Edmonds CC in the 1980's by the US Chapter of the Hardy Plant Society, not Walt Bubelis. He had zero to do with those lectures or bringing those speakers to the US. HPS was run by Dennis Thompson & Dan Douglas, both EdCC instructors at that time; Marvin Black, Seattle City Arborist; Sharon Collman, Co. Ext. agent with WSU; & me, Evie Douglas, Cricklewood Nursery.
I'm sure no one out there cares, but credit where credit is due.

Loree / danger garden

I do believe that 'lusty gunnera' is one of my new favorite phrases! Great pictures too...

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New Book: Petal & Twig

  • Petal & Twig Made The New York Times!
    From Anne Raver's review: "Valerie Easton, a Seattle-based garden writer, discusses the art of growing and arranging cut flowers in “Petal and Twig: Seasonal Bouquets With Blossoms, Branches and Grasses From Your Garden” (Sasquatch Books; $16.95). Written as an informal diary, with photographs of arrangements from her own garden, and tips on cutting and keeping flowers fresh, the book inspires ideas not only on what to grow but on how to combine (or not) those beauties inside. See review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/garden/new-books-on-growing-and-arranging-flowers.html?scp=1&sq=petal%20&%20twig%20anne%20raver&st=cse
  • The first reviews on the new book are in! From Publisher's Weekly:
  • "Open your eyes and keep it simple: those are two lessons Easton passes on from her own 40 years in the garden. When selecting and arranging flowers for bouquets, you needn’t spend a bundle buying a bundle of imported flowers.....The result will be unique, local, imaginative, and inexpensive. Color photos throughout illustrate and inspire."

In the News

  • Montreal Blogger Reviews "A Pattern Garden"
    I was so pleased to find that "A Pattern Garden" is still being reviewed...check out Allan Becker's generous review on his Garden Guru blog.. I felt like Allan really understood what I was working towards in that book....he writes...."There is a delightful abstract quality to this publication. In it, the author takes good garden design to a higher, more spiritual level. Instead of discussing the aesthetic and scientific elements of design, as so many traditional garden design books do, she focuses on the role played in garden design by archetypal ideas - a.k.a. patterns - that reference the longings of human beings. These pleasure and comfort-rooted ideas are those that inspire designers to create gardens that are satisfying beyond their beauty." see more at http://allanbecker-gardenguru.squarespace.com/journal/valerie-easton
  • Planting art
    Check out this interview with Val in the Chicago Tribune on using art in the garden...

The New Low Maintenance Garden

  • Reviews Are In....
    "Over the years, countless books have espoused a low-maintenance approach to gardening. None have been as engaging, practical, or inspiring as this latest of Easton's contributions to the gardener's bookshelf,"
    - Pacific Horticulture magazine, Jan/Feb/Mar 2010

    "A handy guide to a garden you can raise without a corresponding increase in your blood pressure..handsome and informative...."
    - Metropolitan Home, Dec. 2009

    "This book is an invaluable addition to the garden library – destined to be a classic for many years to come."
    - Garden Design Online

Photo Credits

  • The banner and portrait photos were taken by Jacqueline Koch; all other photos by Val Easton unless otherwise credited.


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