Learn the tenets of design from three very different perspectives: a garden design school instructor, an award-winning container gardener, and a much loved pop culture design diva. Each of them deliver loads of information that you can – and will want to – apply to your garden right away.

Good Design Simplifies Garden Tasks and Enhances Enjoyment of Outdoor Space

  • Know your site
  • Good Design is Low Maintenance
  • Think Local

Robert LittlepageRobert Littlepage, APLD; RLA is a licensed landscape architect in both California and Louisiana. Since 1985 he has designed gardens throughout the western United States. He has also consulted on gardens in Louisiana, France and England. In addition to his architecture practice he is the Founder/Director of the California School of Garden Design, and former instructor of design and irrigation at Sierra College

I Just Can’t Contain Myself

  • How to make container gardening in the West easy
  • Creative ideas for interesting flare
  • Using perennials in containers for less maintenance

photoSheila Schultz is a celebrated garden designer with a zeal for containers. Recognized by Fine Gardening she was the winner of their container contest for 2 of the last 5 years and a runner up for one of them. Her home garden is on the Garden Conservancy Open Days tour this year and her work was featured on the cover of the Home section of the Denver Post.

Designing Contemporary Gardens with Heirloom Plants

  • Why heirloom plants are perfect for the intermountain West
  • Who’s who in this gorgeous “scentimental” palette
  • Design tips for using these oldies but goodies

Mary Ann NewcomerMary Ann Newcomer, is known as the Dirt Diva on the River Radio, 94.9 in Boise, ID. An accomplished garden writer, horticulturist, and garden designer, she has wielded her creativity and design talents on public, private, and commercial gardens. She is the co-creator of, an online garden design software service.


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