NPA lecture

Inspiration Is Where You Find It:
From Ireland to Enumclaw
with Marianne Binetti

Sunday, January 19
1 pm - Doors open at noon for plant & seed sales
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle
NPA members free / Nonmembers $10

Want to learn some shortcuts to a show garden look? Marianne Binetti will teach you how to enjoy "stealing beauty" by looking with a fresh eye at gorgeous gardens from around the world and adapting these ideas to your own home garden. Learn how to add symmetry and clean lines from the Italians, how to adapt the perennial rainbow border from the English, and be innovative with classic design using inspiration from Helen Dillon. Choose a color theme in the fashion of Vita Sackville West’s Sissinghurst and grab some Monet moments in your own garden design using annuals and perennials. Marianne wrote the book on carefree gardening and gardening shortcuts (actually several books), so her ideas are practical as well as pretty. She lives in Enumclaw and gardens on two acres, tending theme gardens in her own backyard influenced by the group travels that she leads all over the world.

A popular author and lecturer, Marianne is the author of ten books, including “Perennials for Washington and Oregon,” hosts a new local TV show “Dig In Seattle,”  and writes a syndicated newspaper garden column. Her website is