Member Speaker Series: Gardening with Foliage First
March 10, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Ridgway Visitor Center > Shoenberg Theater
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Join horticulturist, acclaimed author, and “Personal Garden Coach” Christina Salwitz to learn how to create a foliage-driven garden that dazzles! Although seductive, flowers, by their fleeting nature, are a fickle base to provide long-lasting gardens with year-round interest. Learn how to first build a framework of foliage and then layer in flowers and other artistic elements as the finishing touches.

About Christina:
Christina Salwitz began her career at Nordstrom, and went on to be recognized repeatedly for her fresh, intuitive sales policies and marketing strategies. After feeling the pull of the outdoor landscape, she became a horticulturist, and realized that her experience with the principals of fashion marketing and merchandising translated seamlessly into her new role working with people who love plants.

While working as a merchandiser, buyer and manager at independent garden centers for 25 years, Christina simultaneously honed her skills as a garden communicator, blog writer, photographer, and author of two gardening books, Fine Foliage: Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container and Gardening with Foliage First. Along the way, she created THE Personal Garden Coach™. Since 2008, Christina has consulted homeowners on their own garden challenges, designed small landscapes, and become recognized for her focus on container design, with her creations featured on the pages and covers of the nation’s top garden magazines, books and blogs.

Registration for this event is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome with membership card.


Free for Garden Members