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Gen(i)us Program: "Planting for Winter Interest"
Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST
Category: Programs

Gen(i)us Program
"Planting for Winter Interest" with Richie Steffen

Gardening does not end in the fall as the leaves drop. Our mild climate offers the opportunity to have beauty year round in our gardens and winter is no excuse. Richie will present ideas for a winter landscape that will hold your interest and make you want to enjoy your garden during our darkest and coldest months.

Daphne odora 'Rebecca'
(Pictured above) Daphne odora REBECCA is a choice selection that will not only provide fragrance during our shortest days, but also has stunning foliage to enjoy through the year. One of the many winter interest plants grown at the Miller Garden


More about Richie Steffen
Few people have a passion for plants or an excitement about gardening more than Richie Steffen. Richie is the executive director for the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, overseeing the development of the garden, its programs and the rare plant collections. Using over thirty years of experience in the horticultural field, with the last 20 years spent at the Richie SteffenMiller Garden, he maintains the classic Northwest aesthetics while celebrating the tradition of Elisabeth Carey Miller by discovering, displaying, evaluating, and disseminating information about plants suitable for landscape use in the Pacific Northwest.

Richie supervises the primary educational program of the Miller Garden: Great Plant Picks. Great Plant Picks is committed to building a comprehensive palette of outstanding and reliable plants for maritime Pacific Northwest gardens and has become the go to website for the best information about plants for our region. He is active in the gardening community and is currently past president of the Northwest Horticultural Society, of which Mrs. Miller founded, and president of the Hardy Fern Foundation as well as a noted lecturer, writer and horticultural personality, Richie recently co-authored the "Plant Lover's Guide to Ferns".

Register here: 2020 Genius: Planting for Winter Interest

This is a Zoom presentation.  Price is $5 for members; $10 for non-members and guests.


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