Thursday, February 16, 2017
Where: The Paramount Theater
The Piedmont Landscape Association hosts the 32nd annual seminar (formerly the Central Virginia Landscape Management Seminar) this February, a community event which strives to bring gardening enthusiasts and landscape professionals together in an annual setting.
This year’s speakers include:
Allan Armitage, PhD, Professor, Author and Lecturer
Morning Lecture: Horticulture Through One Man’s Eyes
Dr. Armitage will talk about what he has learned about people in the horticulture industry, what he sees happening around us and some general thoughts. He will also demo his free App.
Afternoon Lecture: Dr. A’s Best Piedmont Plant Picks
Dr. Armitage share insight on the finest perennials and annuals for gardeners, designers, landscapers and garden centers.
Nancy Ross Hugo, Author and Lecturer
Morning Lecture: Trees: Up Close “Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees”
In Trees Up Close, Nancy Ross Hugo will discuss the joy of discovering unfamiliar features of familiar trees. She will explain how carefully observing seeds, catkins, flowers, resting buds, emerging leaves, and other small phenomena of ordinary backyard and roadside trees can provide insight into tree biology and reveal a whole new universe of tree beauty. From the pollination droplets of the ginkgo to the sticky surfaces of female walnut flowers, Hugo argues that these intimate tree details are as exciting to watch and worthy of viewing as roses or peonies, and that by becoming more familiar with them, observers can better appreciate both the genius of tree engineering and the importance of trees in the landscape.
With images by fine art photographer Robert Llewellyn, Hugo will share strategies to help observers see more, profile several common species, and illustrate why some species, including American beech, tulip poplar, and redbud make particularly fine subjects for viewing. She will also share what decades planting and observing trees has taught her about which trees make the best landscape investments and the importance of planting long-lived, legacy trees.
Peggy Singlemann, Lecturer
Afternoon Lecture: Native Shrubs, the Middle Layer
Discover with Peggy Singleman the plants that soften the woodland edge while providing seasonal color. She will talk about shrubs of all kinds, from those which join the upper layer of the tree canopy, to the shrubs of the ground layer in the garden. She will also discuss how the shrubs enhance the textures in a garden and provide habitat to liven the landscape.
Registration is open now. Early Bird discounts are available through January 13, 2017, and Advance sales area available between January 14, 2017 and February 3, 2017.
Early Bird pricing through 1/13/2017:
$52.00 – VNPS – Jefferson
$52.00 – Senior
$52.00 – Student
$60.00 – Non-members
Advance sale pricing from 1/14/2017 to 2/3/2017:
$65.00 – VNPS – Jefferson
$65.00 – Senior
$65.00 – Student
$65.00 – Non-members
$75.00 – VNPS – Jefferson
$75.00 – Senior
$75.00 – Student
$75.00 – Non-members
More information about Piedmont Landscape Association (PLA):
The Piedmont Landscape Association (PLA) has served central Virginia for over 30 years. Its mission is to unite all landscape-related professionals (i.e. gardeners, landscape architects, horticulturists, extension agents, arborist, designers, etc.); encourage members to maintain the highest standards of business ethics; provide members with reliable information and educational programs; offer opportunities for networking; and provide service to the community through volunteer projects, scholarships and educational programs.
For additional information on Piedmont Landscape Association and the seminar speakers, visit www.piedmontlandscape.org.