AHS October 2022 Meeting
Monday, October 24, 2022 at the Atlanta History Center’s Woodruff Auditorium in McElreath Hall, 7 PM
Our speaker will be garden writer and lecturer, Pam Beck, whose topic will be Mixed Border Design with Hydrangeas, AKA "Plays Well with Others" – A mixed border of your favorite hydrangeas intermingled with deciduous and evergreen trees, ornamental grasses, shrubs, vines, perennials, and decorative touches has distinct advantages over a simple herbaceous planting bed. Because of their beauty and drama, hydrangeas can absolutely stand alone, but by mixing it up a bit you will add year-round interest introducing height, texture, and colors that can enhance your garden through all four seasons. This lecture will be filled with ideas that you will want to take home to embellish your own landscape's mixed borders.
Pam Beck is a freelance garden writer, garden lecturer, and garden photographer. She attended high school and college, and married in the Atlanta area. Co-author of Best Garden Plants for North Carolina, by Lone Pine Publishing in February, 2006, she regularly published articles in Carolina Gardener Magazine for 16 years. Pam wrote “Perennially Yours”, a monthly gardening column for the Raleigh News & Observer, for 5 years; and, she was honored by The News & Observer as their “Tarheel of the Week” in May 1997. She was awarded the Silver Trowel Award for magazine-writing for 2006 by the Garden Writer's Association of America (now Garden Communicators International). She was also a local garden scout and stylist for for Better Homes & Gardens magazine, and has been published in both Organic Gardening (now Organic Life) and The American Gardener magazines. She also enjoyed her role as "Expert Garden Writer" for Black Gold.
Her artistic nature and garden photography appears in various gardening magazines and books. She has served on the Board of Advisors of the J C Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, the Arboretum at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, and the Urban Forestry Board of Wake Forest.
Pam’s busy speaking schedule takes her to various gardening groups throughout the Southeast. Garden symposium attendees are familiar with her enthusiastic, conversational, and information-packed presentations, and often request an encore.
Pam is an active member of Garden Communicators International and Triangle Association of Freelancers.
Meeting is held at The Atlanta History Center Click here for the AHC link.
Come early to get a good seat and a plant raffle ticket or two!
We look forward to seeing you there!
7:00 PM Social Time
7:30 PM Meeting Begins
Plant raffle following meeting
All meetings are held in the Woodruff Auditorium in McElreath Hall at the Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
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All are welcome!