On the QT | The Official Newsletter of GWA February - March 2017 | Page 4


NEW Noteworthy &

Monique Allen has new online resources for garden entrepreneurs : The Garden Continuum Blog Professional Landscape eBook Series available as FREE downloads at TGC Academy Demystify Your Landscape : Picking Plants Smart Landscape Design Strategies for Office and Residential Buildings The Insider ’ s Guide to Landscape Design
Jennifer Brennan of Chalet Nursery in Wilmette , Illinois , reports that 2017 is Chalet ’ s 100th year in business and she ’ ll be announcing more about its centennial celebration throughout the year .
Sharon Collman ’ s column “ Bugs and Blights ” that appears in the Washington Nursery and Landscape Association magazine is now posted on the Washington State University Extension website to assist people wanting to learn more about diagnosing seasonal pests and beneficials .
Carmen DeVito and Alice Marcus Krieg launch longer format for their award-winning podcasts .
GWA multi-award winning podcast WeDigPlants is back with a whole new season of shows and a new , longer format for 2017 . The show ’ s new day and time is : 1:15 to 2:15 p . m . ( Eastern ), Tuesdays . Carmen DeVito and Alice Marcus Krieg will be focusing on people , plants , gardens and landscapes throughout the U . S . Their new blog We Dig Plants Podcast has all the info to tune in . If you have a great speaker / guest for the podcast please get in touch let them know : info @ groundworksgardens . com .
Christopher Freimuth , 2016 GWA Conference & Expo scholarship winner , is launching his garden design business , CF | GARDENS , in New York City . CF | GARDENS specializes in rooftop , terrace and backyard gardens in Manhattan , with a focus on creative planting design and high-quality horticulture . More information at www . cfgardens . com .
Laura Grant has retired as executive director of the American Rhododendron Society after 12 years of service . She received a plaque in recognition and appreciation for her faithful service , providing a caring attitude , loyal friendship and strong bond in helping all members .
Gina Iliopoulos and her husband , Ed Caplan , have started Keeler Gardens , a Chicago-area nonprofit . Its purpose is to educate the public on biophilia — the innate human need to connect with living things . Learn more at KeelerGardens . com .
Lindsey Kerr , curator at the Lord & Schryver Conservancy , invites GWA members to the newly opened Gaiety Hollow Gardens in Salem , Oregon , for self-guided or docent-led tours . Witness the beauty of the gardens and learn about the restoration process .
Stephanie Rose ’ s book , Garden Made : A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life ( Roost Books , 2015 ) won the gold medal for the 2016 Independent Publisher ’ s Book Awards in the Home and Garden Category .
Tova Roseman in Reno , Nevada , has added a podcast to her website , Tova ’ s Garden . She interviews nature ’ s thought leaders and people who have expertise and insights to help us live in harmony with our environment . Tova also is offering programs through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute .
Scott Stewart has been named executive director of Millennium Park in Chicago after two years as director of its Lurie Garden . As garden director , Scott also has worked in the surrounding park to improve tree and landscape management practices , advise on construction and rehabilitation projects and assist with public art installations . He has published more than 40 scientific and popular articles and book chapters on topics from native orchid seed germination to plant propagation techniques for ecological restoration and the role of public space in ecological education . Scott will be presenting talks on the Lurie Garden and Millennium Park at the World Urban Parks , Public Parks & Gardens Conference March 28 through 31 in Malmo , Sweden .
Martha Swiss has launched a new blog , website and social media brand , Plant Some Joy !, to encourage young adults to explore the joy of gardening and plants . Plantsomejoy is also on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram ( plant _ some _ joy ).
Marc Teffeau of Holly Springs , Georgia , is the 2017 President of the Cherokee County Master Gardeners . He is looking for speakers for the group ’ s monthly meetings . Fellow GWA members in the Atlanta area interested in speaking , please contact him directly at marcteffeau @ gmail . com .
Bill Thomas will be presented the Scott Medal Award on Sunday , March 19 , for his outstanding contribution to the science and art of gardening . The celebration will be at 4 p . m . at the Lang Performing Arts Center at Swarthmore College .
Mark Turner will further his photographic education at the Professional Photographers of Washington spring conference at the end of March .
Garden-pedia : An A-Z Guide to Gardening Terms , Maria Zampini and Pamela J . Bennett ’ s 2015 book of horticultural language explained in a conversational tone , was honored with the Educational Materials Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Horticultural Science in 2016 .
Publisher St . Lynn ’ s Press has ordered a second printing of the book , which has become a favorite for botanical gardens , novice as well as master gardeners and garden centers or landscapers needing a concise , quick and easy-to-understand reference .
This column replaces the former “ On the QT .” It includes non-time-sensitive member news , awards , job changes and anything else that does not fit into “ Regional News & Notes ” or “ Hot Off the Press .” Please submit news items and highresolution photos to jemsharp @ sbcglobal . net .

Helping Us Grow !

Thanks to these GWA members for helping to grow the organization .
ONE MEMBER Cassandra Barr Kate Copsey Dawn Hummel Marty Ross Yvonne Savio
TWO MEMBERS Ruth Clausen Eva Monheim
FOUR MEMBERS Kirk Ryan Brown