Recent Posts by Dawn Hummel

Covid-19 Impacts to the Horticulture Industry

The on-going Covid-19 pandemic has impacted everyone. Fortunately, truck drivers, hospital staff, utilities and my husband's employer are all considered 'essential'. Due to their unwavering work ethic, the economy keeps chugging along. The same goes for the nursery industry - whether wholesale, retail, independent or big box - people are gardening more than ever. Is…
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Cultivate17 Tradeshow

BeeDazzled Media will be attending Cultivate17 tradeshow July 14 - 19 in Ohio. Dawn Hummel will man the Association of Garden Communicators (GWA) Booth #1311 in the Solutions Marketplace, walk the tradeshow floor looking for trends and absorbing wisdom from a talented group of speakers, such as the keynote address being presented by Jon Gordon.…
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AIFD Symposium

BeeDazzled Media had the privilege of attending the 2017 American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium held July 1 - 5, 2017 in Seattle, WA. Dawn assisted Debra Prinzing at the Slow Flowers booth during the Partner Expo Tradeshow on Monday, July 3, 2017. BeeDazzled Media was treated like royalty by the AIFD staff and…
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Slow Flower Summit

  The 2017 Slow Flowers Summit has been called a "TED Talk for Flower Lovers." You'll learn from pioneers, innovators and instigators voices of the Slow Flowers Movement. Held on July 2, 2017 at the Wells Fargo building in downtown Seattle. Held at the same time to celebrate American Flowers Week June 28 - July…
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RHS Chatsworth Garden Show

BeeDazzled Media, LLC visited the first annual RHS Chatsworth Garden Show in Scheffeld, England during the press and media day June 6, 2017. The historic Chatsworth House is located on 103 acre gardens in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, England. We are assembling YouTube instructional videos and presentations to benefit wholesale ornamental…
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American Flowers Week

Join the celebration June 28 to July 4, 2017. American Flowers Week is the advocacy, education and outreach campaign co-produced by the Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing and Slowflowers.com. [caption id="attachment_3650" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Debra Prinzing, Founder of American Flower Week and Slow Flowers[/caption] Slow Flowers is a FREE nationwide online directory pointing to American…
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Garden Fever Fall Plant Sale

10/27/2016: Garden Fever, a boutique retail garden center is having their fall "Get it in the Ground NOW" Plant sale: 40% off red tags, 25% off green tags. It's also garlic and shallot planting season. If you've never been to Garden Fever, they took over Poppybox Gardens where I used to work at years ago. Make…
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YGP Show

February 14, 2016 | Room 113 | 2:00 - 3:00pm Top Twenty Trees for Small Gardens Dawn is speaking on Valentine's Day. Be inspired for a garden gift for your sweety - a new tree that will grow over time like you love for one another. New home construction trends in Portland are placing larger homes and…
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Plant Nerd Night

Friday, March 4 | 6:00pm Lake Bible Church, Lake Oswego Mike Darcy has announced the date for Plant Nerd Night 2016. Put it in your calendars now. This is a very popular event that starts off the gardening season for all plant geeks in the Pacific Northwest. Sponsored by:  
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January 24th | Noon - 3:00pm | Portland State University | Hoffmann Hall

The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is proud to host Bill Noble, former Director of Preservation for The Garden Conservancy, is uniquely positioned to tell us about the incredible gardens that have influenced him in his work as a garden designer and preservationist.

In Bill’s own words, “The gardens that inspire me most are those of extraordinary plantsmen and women who have grasped the raw material of a site and through their engagement with place have created gardens both eloquent and useful.” He surveys historic and contemporary gardens with “a place for the genuine,” and shares with us the lessons of those gardens.

And the creation of these gardens, Bill speaks about how these durable gardens are being sustained today.  His talk sows the seeds of a panel discussion that follows.  Bill is joined by Bobbie Dolp and Gretchen Carnaby from Lord & Schryver Conservancy in Salem.  They’ll describe the grass roots effort that led to the purchase and preservation of Gaiety Hollow, the garden and home of Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, iconic landscape architects.

Join Bill for this insider’s tour of superb gardens, and learn more about an extraordinary one that’s in our own backyard!

Statement from Bill Noble:
Bill Noble
For twenty­-five years, I have worked as a garden designer and professional in garden preservation. As Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy, I was
instrumental in the preservation and restoration of dozens of gardens throughout the U.S.   Working with individual garden owners as well as public and private organizations, I provide the expertise and direction needed to preserve and restore gardens and to promote best practices in successful garden management.
As a garden designer, I work with clients to create new gardens or to restore and rehabilitate existing ones. I have overseen the restoration of many significant American gardens; my hands­-on style and knowledge of plants, design, and maintenance contribute to the creation of gardens of lasting quality.

The insights gained from the gardens and gardeners I’ve worked with are reflected in my own garden in Norwich, Vermont, which is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens​ and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living,​​ House & Garden,​ and ​The New York Times.  As a contributing editor to The Gardener's Garden (Phaidon), I lecture widely on garden history, design, and preservation.

Event Notes: Cost for HPSO members is $20; non-members $30. Register Here.
Free parking in PSU Lots 3 and 1 (please do not park in a reserved space).

Text provided by: HPSO website announcement

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