It seems like ages since I last posted, but my Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping book continues to demand all of my time. I did want to write a short post to make sure everyone was aware of a few upcoming events.
Above: Here’s a taste of the pictures that will appear in the book I am working on. I’m thankful to have photographer Neil Soderstrom on the project!
First off is the Sunday, September 30 symposium, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Adkins Arboretum with Thomas Rainer and Dan Benarcik. You can read the full details about this event on the Eastern Shore Gardener Calendar page. There’s still room, and it promises to be a great event. I’m signed up, and I hope to see some of you there!
I have been taking botanical illustration from Fran Phaneuf for about a year now, and she has a class starting up (beginners welcome!) on Wednesday mornings in October through River Arts. They don’t have the class listed on the Upcoming Classes page of their website, but if you are interested, send me an e-mail and I can put you in touch with Fran. She is also lecturing in Oxford, Maryland on Thursday, October 4, on “Botanical Art: A Continuing Tradition.” Details are in the calendar.
While this exhibit is slightly out of the realm of gardening, Kohl Gallery at Washington College has an exhibit from October 9 to November30 entitled “In Pursuit of Beauty: John James Audubon and the Golden Age of Bird Illustration.” It promises to be fascinating. Gallery hours are on the calendar.
Finally, also at Washington College in Chestertown, John Beardsley, director of landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks, is lecturing on ” Art in the Environment – Sketches from the Field” on October 17 at 5:00 p.m. at the Decker Theater. For more details, again, see the calendar!
And now, back to my book!
Happy Gardening! (In my case, this fall the theme should read “Happy Ivy Killing, but more on that in a future post!)