OverviewPO Box 224 Orange, Calif. 92866
Julie Bawden-Davis is a Southern-California-based garden writer and master gardener, who has written over 1,500 articles for publications like Organic Gardening, Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV.com and 5 books, including Fairy Gardening, out March 2013.
Learn how to create a fairy garden that would attract Thumbelina herself from the author of Fairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden. Fairy gardens are enjoying an astonishing surge in popularity and now you can make your own enchanting miniature landscapes, complete with pint-sized accessories, diminutive plants and quaint fairy figures. Book signing following presentation.
Indoor Gardening the Organic Way
Learn the secrets to creating a breathtaking indoor garden paradise that impresses visitors and makes your home a healthier place to be from the author of Indoor Gardening the Organic Way: How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for Your Houseplants. Speech covers everything from feeding houseplants a gourmet organic feast, to eco-friendly ways to handle pests and diseases. Book signing following presentation.
Decorating Your Home With Houseplants
One of the great advantages of houseplants is how good they make your home look. Indoor plants are great decorator pieces. Remember how carefully you matched your paint and wallpaper to your window coverings and other décor? Learn how to go a step further and decorate with houseplants from the author of Houseplants & Indoor Gardening: Decorating Your Home with Houseplants. Book signing following presentation.
Create Your Own Flower Garden Paradise in 10 Easy Steps
Flower gardening is one of the most popular forms of gardening—who doesn’t love flowers? This comprehensive talk by the author of Reader's Digest Flower Gardening shares the secrets for creating a lush, colorful landscape. Learn about flowering favorites, cutting gardens, fragrant selections, planting flowers in containers, and much more. Book signing following presentation.
The Strawberry Story-How to Grow Great Berries Year-Round in Southern California
Learn the secrets to growing mouth-watering strawberries year-round right in your own backyard from the author of The Strawberry Story: How to Grow Great Berries Year-Round in Southern California. Topics covered include the best strawberry types for Southern California, in-ground and container culture, care and maintenance, harvesting and much more. Book signing following presentation.
Salad Greens/Edible Flower Growing Class & Tasting
Taste how sensational and easy homegrown salad greens can be. Learn to grow gourmet salad ingredients such as microgreens, cilantro, specialty lettuces, arugula, Asian greens and edible flowers like nasturtiums. Enjoy a salad/edible flower tasting. Edible flowers and salad green plants available at the presentation.
Heirloom Tomato Growing Class & Tasting (Spring or Winter)
Learn the secrets to growing delicious heirloom tomatoes. Spring/summer and fall/winter classes available, with classes offering heirloom tomatoes according to the season. Class includes information on various heirloom favorites like Brandywine, Marianna’s Peace and Black Krim, as well as planting, care and harvesting tips. Enjoy an heirloom tomato tasting. Tomato plants available at the presentation.
Herbal Tea Growing Class & Tasting
Learn the secrets for growing and brewing your own herbal teas. Speech includes information about herbal tea plants and how to grow and harvest them. You'll enjoy the relaxing effects of aromatic, flavorful herbal teas. Tea plants available at the presentation.
Enjoy colorful winged visitors floating around your garden? Speech shares how to attract butterflies to the garden, including what larval and nectar plants to include and how to provide ideal conditions. Butterfly plants available at the presentation.
Great Program on Heirloom Tomatoes and Straberries
B. Harlan from Orange, California - 06/20/2013 01:17:04
Julie presented her program on Heirloom Tomatoes and Strawberries at the April meeting of the Ebell Society of Santa Ana Valley. Julie presented great gardening tips for these two spring-time plantings. She brought many starter plants which many in attendance bought. My Marianna Peace tomatoes are doing beautifully. Must be due to her great fertilizer--her own conconction.
Gardening is Fun!
Liz Pickering from Yorba Linda, Ca - 04/01/2013 14:26:17
Julie talked to us about edible flowers, and brought us not only samples, but gave us wonderful ideas for our dinner parties. Her warm, welcoming style encouraged questions from all of our guests. All of us left enlightened and inspired!
Entertaining and Educational = FUN !
Julie Blumberg from Newport Beach, CA - 03/26/2013 00:22:34
Julie and Amy provided our Garden Club members with great information (handouts!) and beautiful visuals...plus, we got to eat them! Their presentation was fun, and tasty, too ! We sampled organic lettuces, micro greens, and edible flowers (w/ cream chees/garlic!) and they served us a bountiful salad with beautiful flowers and greens! We were able to purchase gorgeous organic bowls, ready to eat !
(*****Five star fabulous !)