This Saturday, April 22nd, is an extra special day—it’s Earth Day! From providing pollinators with essential food sources to creating shade and oxygen with trees, gardeners help the Earth every day—and we appreciate you doing your part! Below, you’ll see how one gardener created a sanctuary for local wildlife and discover the many benefits of having native plant garden.
LAST CALL: Serenity by Design
Today at 6pm EST*, award-winning landscape designer and author Jan Johnsen joins us for our “fireside chat” webinar—will you be there too? She’ll be sharing tips on understanding your garden’s “power spot,” how to use the Four Directions to your best advantage, and how best to apply the rule of divine proportion (aka the golden ratio) in your garden design. These three factors combine to make—you guessed it—a serene garden.
No matter your experience level, these insights from Jan are sure to spark your inner designer, plus help you see your garden in a new light. We’ve learned so much from Jan over the years, and we’re excited to share her unique design insights with you!
Bonus: You’ll get notes ahead of time so you can follow along (and write down anything that moves you!), plus you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions in the live Q&A during the webinar. We’ll pick a few to be discussed at the end.
Two Ways to Register:
*Can’t join us at that time? Everyone registered will receive access to the recorded webinar for 30 days—or up to 90 days for paid Garden Life members!
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