Landscaping for Life at Diggin' It

I will be teaching a course called Landscape for Life at Diggin' It the first 3 Saturdays of September!
"Coreopsis grandiflora 1" - McKinney, Texas
Landscape For Life was developed by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas in Austin in conjunction with the United State Botanic Garden.  The program teaches you how to get the garden that you want while working with your natural environment.  When taken through The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center the class is composed of five two hour sessions at a cost of $199.  As it will be my first time teaching this course, at Diggin' It we will be doing a slightly condensed version, focusing on the homeowner, and culminating in your own sustainable landscape design, for, accordingly, less money.
"Angelonia angustifolia 1" - McKinney, Texas
Class 1 - We will discuss: What a sustainable landscape is. The role that soil and water play in it.  How you figure out what your soil texture and structure are.  How to work with and protect your soil.  How to be smart about your water use.  Alternatives to municipal water.  How to collect and maintain water on your property.
Class 2 -  We will discuss: Native plants vs. adapted plants vs. invasive plants.  The benefits of using native and adapted plants.  Using your landscape to aid in energy conservation.  Choosing hardscape and building materials.  What materials can be reused and the clever ways to reuse unconventional things.  Introduction of basic design principles.
Class 3 - We will discuss and review a sustainable landscape design.  We will review and discuss the plans that you have created based on the lessons that you learned in classes 1 & 2.
"Iris germanica 11" - McKinney, Texas
*"Coreopsis grandiflora 1," "Angelonia angustifolia 1," and "Iris germanica 11" are for sale through Diggin' It, me, and now various images can be purchased through Fine Art America.

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