2018 Perennial Extravaganza
Join Us at Linden Hill Gardens
This is a FREE event and sign up is not necessary – just come and enjoy!
8230 Easton Road (Route 611)
Ottsville, Pennsylvania 18942
We invite you to join us for two complimentary lectures:
On Saturday at 11 am, the Perennial Diva, Stephanie Cohen
will be sharing her picks for the best cutting-edge perennials.
On Sunday at 11 am, Phillip Watson, gardening expert at QVC
will be demonstrating his technique for creating never-ending bloom in the garden.
Featured Lecturer Stephanie Cohen
Saturday, June 23 at 11 am
Stephanie Cohen (aka, the Perennial Diva) started on her horticultural path as a child when she helped her parents plant a victory garden. After earning a BA in English, teaching at a junior high in Camden, NJ, and raising her three children, she still felt a pull towards the plant world. She earned a degree in horticulture from Temple University and hasn’t stopped planting since. Stephanie taught for five years at the Barnes School of Horticulture and at Temple University for over 21 years, returning to class earning a Master’s in Ecological Studies. At Temple she was involved in the creation of the arboretum serving as director for five years. In 2005 she was named an Alumni Fellow.
Stephanie had been recognized and presented with multiple awards from the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, the Perennial Plant Association, Temple University and American Nursery and Landscape Association. Frequently in the media, Stephanie was picked as one of the 25 most well-known people in the perennial industry and also as one of the woman icons in the green industry. “American Gardener” (AHS magazine), “Grow” (PHS magazine) and trade magazines have all written articles highlighting Stephanie’s passion and contribution to the perennial industry.
While teaching, she began a lifelong writing and lecturing career, presenting in over 35 states including twice in Alaska. Her magazine contributions include: Country Living Gardener, Blooms of Bressingham Perennial Program, American Beauties Program, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Magazine and Organic Gardening. She currently writes for “Fine Gardening”, “The Pennsylvania Gardener”, and “The Connecticut Gardener”. In addition to magazines, Stephanie has co-written three books on horticulture. “The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer” and “Fallscaping” with Nancy Ondra and her most recent, “Non-Stop Garden” with Jennifer Benner.
What next? She has no idea! If you have suggestions, please let he know She is ripe for her third career.
Featured Lecturer Phillip Watson
Sunday, June 24 at 11 am
Lexington, Mississippi native, Phillip Watson, is an author and horticulturist educating national audiences about garden design. He received a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in 1976. After moving to New York City, Phillip started his own business, Phillip Watson Designs, Inc., where he began designing rooftop gardens. Moving to Fredericksburg, VA, Phillip opened a rare plant nursery, living there for over twenty years while designing gardens and lecturing throughout the country. Some of his most notable garden designs include those for Tommy Hilfiger, Jim Barksdale, singer Brenda Lee, the Freer Gallery of Art in D.C., and Essex House Hotel in NYC. During this time, he was hired as a spokesperson for Alabama-based Cottage Farms to promote their plants on QVC. He began his twenty-first year on air in 2018 and was recently nominated for the QVC Excellence Award.
Phillip has published two books, Pleasure Gardens (2010) and Garden Magic (2015), which chronicle garden design projects and tell stories about Mississippi. He continues to design gardens, primarily in Greenwich, CT, and enjoys speaking to groups throughout the US.
Scott White of Bucks County Bonsai will be hosting a ‘Bonsai Chat’ at 10:30 am both days, during which he will be explaining key components in the art of bonsai including proper care & maintenance. Scott will have a selection of his exquisite bonsai creations available for purchase.
Lunch & various goodies available for purchase
Catered by Chestnut Hill Farm Gourmet Food
Extraordinary Quality! Extraordinary Taste!