​On-site/One-on-One Landscape and Garden Consulting

Also see MENTORING - Payment is expected at the time of the consultation

The consultation often includes, but is not limited to:

  •   Plant Identification

  •   Cultivation Techniques

  •   Habitat Assessment (including soil and drainage)

  •   Ornamental and Food Plants

  •   What to Avoid

  •   Planning and Purpose

  •   Design

  •   Resources​​

Group Presentations

The Mad Botanist is an experienced educator and lecturer, noted for his forthright discourse and sarcastic humor

Presentation topics include:

  •   Gardening Under the Influence (of Myths)

  •   Gardening with Native Plants

  •   Bryophytes & Gardening with 'Mosses'

  •   Best Fragrant Plants for the Midwest Garden

  •   Fungi in the Garden: Sometimes Problematic or Food, but also a way to Healthier Plants

  •   Soil, Compost, Mulch & Fertilizer

  •   Vegetable Gardening & An Edible Landscape

  •   My Favorite Shrubs for the Midwest and Why

  •   Midwest Trees -- the Good and the Bad

  •   Gardening with Conifers

  •   Invasive Species: Strategies for Control and Removal

  •   Plants You Should Not Want on Your Property

  •   Gardening with Limitations/Restrictions

  •   Common Gardening Mistakes

  •   Magnificent Flowers

  •   Best Plants and Practices to Attract Pollinators

  •   Foraging: Best Wild Foods of the Midwest (Culinary Delights)

  •   Beverage Plants in the Landscape

  •   Weeds & Weeding

  •   What Kind of Gardener are You?

  •   Weather & Climate as They Relate to Gardening

  •   Company Terms: Collective Nouns for Gardening and Plants

  •   How to Grow Ericoids (Rhodos, Blueberries, etc.) in the Midwest

  •   Autumn Gardening & Preparing for Winter