October 2018 - The Entertaining Garden - Lecture and Presentation
Frederick Rice - Garden Designer, Public Speaker, Owner Oak & Ivy B&B

It was a lovely autumn day with the foliage in full color when we met at The Red Fox for another fabulous Lunch and Learn program. We had 74 members and guests in attendance. There was a brief business meeting followed by a short break and then reconvened in the main dining room for a wonderful lunch and the much anticipated educational program.

The program by Frederick Rice featured gardens from many unique locations. According to Fred, it takes a diverse and energetic cast of characters to create an entertaining garden and to keep the show fresh and alive. The plants may be the stars of the show but a vast array of four legged and winged supporting players, and six legged stage hands who frequently eat the props when your back is turned, keep this garden adventure an unending and evolving production. Fred stated that the gardener is, of course, the director of this show and the two legged audience of friends and family who come to “Ooo and ah” are the beneficiaries of all the hard work and dedication.

“Designing the Entertaining Garden” was presented as a sort of director’s manual of ideas to help make garden production more personal and exciting for you and for others to share your horticultural vision.