This kitchen sink approach to garden making welcomes representatives from every realm of the plant kingdom including trees, shrubs, annuals, tropicals, edibles and perennials. No leaf is left unturned in this search for the best and brightest of forms, foliage and flowers, which are then combined to create garden vignettes whose beauty lasts from spring through fall. The crazy, mixed up border also relies on artful garden framework, inspiration in geometry, contributions of thoughtful hardscape and consideration of a well kept edge. This is a gardening style that celebrates change and experimentation.Â Enjoy this Berkshire Botanical Garden lecture on Saturday, November 6, from 10 am – 12 noon.Â The cost is $20 for BBG members and $25 for non-members.Â You may register at www.berkshirebotanical.org, or call 413-298-3926.
Steve Silk is an award-winning photographer and writer. He has worked for at the Hartford Courant, and Fine Gardening magazine. His photography has garnered two Garden Writers of America awards for best portfolio. He collaborated with Sydney Eddison on several projects, is past President of the Connecticut Hardy Plant Society and is the President of the Connecticut Horticultural Society.