Lee Reich considers himself a farmdener — more than a gardener, less than a farmer. And next month, the nationally recognized fruit tree and landscape expert will give a special talk in Seattle. On Sunday, August 10, join City Fruit, along with partners Bradner Gardens, Plant Amnesty, and the Seattle Fruit Tree Society, for a lecture and garden tour with Lee Reich at Magnuson Park.
Lee’s lecture, Luscious Landscaping with Fruits will cover:
- Landscape features — fall color, beautiful flowers, and nice bark, of fruiting plants that are on a par with landscape features of strictly ornamental plants,
- Landscape uses — groundcover, specimen shrub, hedge — that can be fulfilled by fruiting plants, and
- The best fruiting landscape plants — in terms of low maintenance, pest resistance, ornamental assets, and good flavor.
Following the lecture, we will explore the gardens at Magnuson Park. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase Dr. Reich’s book and ask him their burning fruit tree questions! Dr. Reich’s books include The Pruning Book, Weedless Gardening, Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, Landscaping With Fruit, and Grow Fruit Naturally. He writes regularly for a number of gardening magazines and his syndicated gardening column for Associated Press appears biweekly from coast to coast.
His farmden has been featured in such publications as the New York Times and Martha Stewart Living, has won awards from National Gardening and Organic Gardening magazines, and has been included in “Open Days” tours of the Garden Conservancy.
Tickets are $15 for members of sponsoring organizations and $20 for the general public. Don’t miss this special chance to learn from Lee Reich! Purchase tickets here. To receive the discount code for City Fruit members, email firstname.lastname@example.org.