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Colour Forever or Going For Green

Special Meeting with Liz Primeau January 22, 2009
by Bev Thompson
January 18, 2009

You may not think you fit into the Six Stages of Gardening, but it’s a safe bet you do Gardeners like to think of themselves as creators with a trowel working on a canvas of earth, but in Liz Primeau’s opinion we are a pretty predictable lot.

Most gardeners---and she includes herself here---go through siz stages, from wanting a garden filled with colour now (and preferably lasting all season long) to an appreciation of foliage or the subtleties of the play of light and shadow on the faded colours of a winter garden. Why does this happen? Do we become more sophisticated in our tastes as our gardening expertise grows, or is simply because we get older and creakier and can’t keep up any more? Could these stages possibly be programmed into our genes?

Liz outlines her theories, which she calls the Six Stages of Gardening, with words and pictures—and her tongue partway into her cheek—in a special evening presented by the Applewood Garden Club, Thursday, January 22, 7p.m., in the cozy clubhouse of Lakeview Golf Course, 1190 Dixie Road, Mississauga.

Liz is the author and editor of numerous books on gardening, including 2003’s best seller Front Yard Gardens: Growing More than Grass, and last falls memoir, My Natural History: The Evolution of a Gardener, released by Greystone Books. She was also founding editor of Canadian Gardening Magazine and host of HGTV’s “Canadian Gardening Television” for three years. A popular speaker, she frequently appears at garden seminars and meetings across Canada and in the USA.

Tickets are $10.00 and include hot cider and cookies plus door prizes. Advance seating required; seating is limited Tickets can be obtained through Bev Thompson, 905-279-1655

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