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Pick up organic gardening & garden design tips at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

By on March 08, 2013

Touring the SF Flower & Garden Show 2012: Landscape architect Billy Goodnick explains to Tricia why these plant layers work.

Go to garden shows. You’ll come away with great ideas.—Billy Goodnick, author of Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space Into the Garden of Your Dreams and columnist for Fine Gardening magazine

Get revved up for the bounty of beauty and information in the upcoming San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. The Show runs from March 20-24, 2013 (Wednesday through Sunday) at the easy-to-get-to San Mateo Event Center.

Would you like to meet our video host, Tricia, in person? She’s speaking at the Show twice, on How to Become an Organic Gardener in 40 Minutes. Catch her at 2:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Come see which live garden helpers she’ll be passing around the audience.

The Show gardens are always dramatic, but how can you take those ideas home? That’s where Billy Goodnick comes in. Billy’s a landscape design professor. He’s a master of explaining why we’re attracted to certain garden features, and how we can recreate them in our own backyards.

Walk through the 2012 Show gardens with Billy and Tricia, and see which designs speak to you—click the video for highlights of their tour.

Wish you could tour the 2013 Show gardens with Billy? You can!  His Tour the Floor seminar will take groups through the Show, with this kind of analysis (and, always, lots of humor) on Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m.

For advice about Turning Yards Into Gardens, don’t miss Billy’s presentation on Friday at noon.

Can’t make it to the Show? Billy’s garden design book will be out next week.

Spring is a very busy time at Peaceful Valley and most of our staff will be tied up in the offices and warehouse, so we’ll be unable to recreate our beautiful booth at the Flower & Garden Show this year.

We’re looking forward to seeing you during Tricia’s two presentations!

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