Yes, we are speakers

Helen has presented at garden clubs in and around the GTA and on the Master Gardeners of Ontario stages at Canada Blooms. Choose from popular topics below, or ask us about something new. We’re open to ideas.

“Thank you again for your great presentation. Great pictures, useful information, all really well organized and presented in an informative yet entertaining manner!! I’m going to try to learn from your presenting style.”

– Beach Garden Society member


The Garden of Regrets
Meet the plants you’ll wish you’d never planted

Learn how to avoid them (before you do), to live with them (if, sadly, you have them), or how to love them (if you must). A highly visual presentation in a choice of two lengths: 45 or 60 minutes.

“Thank you so much for a great talk! I loved all the detailed information on so many familiar plants. You are a very engaging speaker and gave us lots to think about.”

– Parkdale & Toronto Horticultural Society member


Gardening in Shade
Are you a shady gardener? Plants and plans for the darker side of gardening.

To help you create a high-impact, low-maintenance shade garden, we begin by helping you cope with its particular problems and understand its opportunities. We’ll cover garden design principles for your shady garden (they work in sunny gardens, too!). Come away with ideas for both plants and design approaches that work well in shade. Inspiring images and info in a 45-minute talk.

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your presentation last night. It was wonderfully lively and informative and I learned a lot. You were so articulate and focused and amazingly, never stumped by the questions that came up. Your photos are sooo beautiful.”

– Attendee feedback


Dry Shade Gardening
Solutions for one of the toughest garden challenges

Trying to grow things under Norway maples on land that was once the sandy, sandy shore of ancient Lake Iroquois, we have an intimate knowledge of what it means to fail and succeed in dry shade. Let us share our knowledge in this picture-filled, informative, 45-minute presentation.

“Thank you. I had many members approach me afterwards telling me how much they enjoyed your presentation. You were a pleasure to listen to.”