Conversations with Great American Gardeners
The American Horticultural Society is pleased to announce the return of its national speaker series featuring current and past winners of the Great American Gardeners Awards and Book Awards. Since 1953, the AHS has been using these award programs to recognize and celebrate horticultural champions that represent the best in American gardening. This dedicated webinar series will provide an additional spotlight on these outstanding individuals.
In a lively and engaging conversational format, speakers will share their knowledge and experience with our event host, Holly Shimizu, gardener to gardener. Holly is a nationally recognized horticulturist with a rich background in public gardens and garden communication. At the end of the discussion, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Wednesday, May 10 at 7pm ET
Dr. Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware
Winner of the B.Y. Morrison Communication Award (2018)
Wednesday, June 14 at 7pm ET
Ira Wallace, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Winner of the Paul Ecke Jr. Commercial Award (2019)
Wednesday, August 23 at 7pm ET
Dr. Lucinda McDade, California Botanic Garden and Claremont Graduate University
Winner of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award (2021)
The series is free. RSVP required.
Read the March/April issue of The American Gardener!
The March/April edition of The American Gardener magazine is out! In this edition, members can read how North American irises can be found for almost any garden setting in “Indulge in Native Irises” by C. Colston Burrell; incorporating unique regional features to create a lovely, functional space in “Dry Climate Garden Design: Plant Placement” by Noelle Johnson; encouraging wildlife with native dogwoods in “Wildlife-Friendly Native Dogwoods” by Alan J. Branhagen; and an inspirational piece to urge us to open our minds and play like children in the natural classroom in “In Defense of The Courageous Gardener” by Marianne Willburn.
In addition, we celebrate and honor the six recipients of the 2023 Great American Gardeners Awards and the three recipients of the AHS Book Awards! Please meet our winners!
While the award-winning The American Gardener is an exclusive benefit for members, we’d like to share with everyone a captivating story about the life-threatening existence of North American bees, “Gardening for Native Bees” by Jessie Keith. You can read it here.
AHS MEMBERS log in here to view the digital edition. You will also receive a print version in the mail.
If you are not a member of AHS, join and become a member to read the entire issue online, and also receive 6 printed issues a year plus many other wonderful benefits.