For do-it-yourselfers, a professional
consultation will save you time, money, and hassles.
Popular power point
presentations-Gardeners love to hear John speak on a variety of
If you put a pond on a low spot (a seemingly obvious
choice), you will have trouble for as long as you own your pond,
because too much rainwater will flow into it, disturbing the chemical
The wrong shrub planted under a window will engulf the
house in a few short years, hiding the view and
dating your landscape before it even matures.
If you plant rhododendrons in full sun, it doesn't
matter how much you fertilize them they will never look
These problems, and many more, can be avoided by discussing
your landscape plans with a knowledgeable professional before you
waste time and money (and too often, after you've wasted plenty of time and
During a one or two hour consultation, our designer can:
identify most of the plants and weeds on your property.
help you generate ideas
point out problems with your plans
suggest solutions to tricky design problems
recommend materials and contractors
answer questions about appropriateness, feasibility, and
chances of success.
For larger projects, ongoing consultation can preserve your
investment by ensuring the success of the project until it is established.
Especially for large restoration projects, we recommend regular monitoring.
John at Olbrich Gardens
speaking for the Madison Area Master Gardeners.
the invitation of the University of Wisconsin-Extension Master
Gardeners certification program, John gave a presentation on Natural
As part of Botanica's commitment to community
education, John will be giving public presentations through the Walworth
County UW-Extension and to various garden clubs and at other venues. If you would like more information,
or are interested in having John speak to your Garden or Civic Club,
Your presentation at Olbrich this week was
delightful-educational as well as innovative....
Thank you for presenting us with such an interesting
Madison Area Master Gardener
I certainly wanted to offer my personal
thanks for a great presentation on Wednesday evening. I thought it
went very well and all in the audience seemed to agree. I
especially like the interactive aspect of it and wish more of our
presenters would do something like that. I have been thinking of
what natural landscaping means and exactly how I would incorporate my
thinking on that into my own yard ever since. It even sparked two
interesting conversations on the topic with co-workers in these last
couple days. Perhaps you could do a similar type of thing on
a different topic for us in the future.
The power point aspect of it looked great
and you have a real talent for bringing out people's thoughts and
rewording them to sound even better. You would have made a great
Thanks again and I look forward to seeing
you at the ACS regional conference in June.