i am passionate about sharing my gardening wisdom and love of flowers
Are you looking for an engaging and knowledgeable garden speaker for your next meeting?
Do you want to hear the down and dirty of gardening from someone who really knows her stuff?
Do you want to be inspired by presentations of gorgeous flowers and breathtaking floral designs?
Let Evelyn bring her next garden talk or workshop right to you.
Evelyn is available to speak for garden clubs, conferences, symposiums, library programs, garden centers, arboretums, trade shows and more.
"One of the greatest gifts of gardeners is their desire to share. From plant divisions to seeds to 'secret' methods, it is all about sharing and nurturing others - both plants and people. Please allow me to share with you my gardening wisdom and love of growing and arranging flowers." -Evelyn Lee
Here are some of my most popular Speaking topics
BEHIND THE SCENES AT A FLOWER FARM ~ take a virtual tour of a year at a flower farm and gather tips and a flower farmer's wealth of knowledge to take back to your own gardens.
GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS ~ let's start with the basics and grow together. Learn the basics of soil, light, water, plant needs, mulching, fertilization and more
SEED STARTING, SOIL BLOCKING AND MORE ~ easy home set-up for starting seeds and cuttings
BENEFITS OF COMPOST AND COMPOST TEA~ save your leaves, love your compost and tend to your soil for healthier plants and flowers
A DAHLIA'S YEAR ~ be inspired by someone who grows more than 500 dahlia plants a year, and learn the ins and outs of growing dahlias- queens of the late summer and fall for garden beauty and cut flowers for your centerpieces. All you need to grow and proven techniques for storing your dahlias overwinter.
GARDENING WITH PERENNIALS ~ create a succession of color,and a garden rich texture and tones with a low maintenance perennial garden
BULBS - perfect packages of color and beauty for your garden in spring, summer and fall
CREATING THE FOUR-SEASON LANDSCAPE ~ learn how to artfully combine evergreens, deciduous trees and shrubs, perennials and annuals for year round interest and color
The Cutting Garden
GROW YOUR OWN BOUQUETS ~ beautiful visual presentation of weekly cutting garden harvests fashioned into stunning centerpieces.
CUTTING GARDEN HOW-TO AND BEST VARIETIES ~ learn what, when and how to plant in little space to give yourself continuous homegrown bouquets and centerpieces. Join the field-to-vase movement today.
FABULOUS SPRING FLOWERS FOR YOUR CUTTING GARDEN ~ anemone, ranunculus, tulips, peonies, delphinium and more
SIZZLING SUMMER FLOWERS, FOLIAGE, FRUITS AND SEEDS FOR YOUR CUTTING GARDEN ~ sunflowers, zinnias, celosia, dahlias, tuberose and more
DRAMATIC AUTUMN FLOWERS, FOLIAGE, FRUITS AND SEEDS FOR YOUR CUTTING GARDEN ~ dahlias, hydrangea, broom corn, asters, rose hips and more
Floral Design Topics
GARDEN-INSPIRED FLORAL DESIGN ~ learn to create gorgeous, graceful and elegant arrangements with a garden-inspired aesthetic reminiscent of the still life paintings of the Dutch masters
GARDEN-INSPIRED FLORAL DESIGN FOR BRIDES ~ learn how to artfully craft a natural looking bouquet that has the look of flowers loosely gathered from a garden just for your wedding
FLOWER PLANNING FOR DIY WEDDING FLOWERS ~ let's take a close look at best seasonal flower choices, budgeting, timing, and design basics
FLORAL RUNNERS AND TABLESCAPING ~ move beyond the traditional centerpiece and create a magnificent tablescape that integrates flowers, greens, linens, accent pieces and more.
For additional topic options, please take a look at my workshop offerings. Workshops usually incorporate a more hands-on learning experience than speaker engagements, but many can be customized for speaking engagements.