Consulting

Garden Tour at Mad Botanist's (June 2019)
Garden Tour at Mad Botanist's (June 2019)

Weed Class at Soules Garden (July 2019)
Weed Class at Soules Garden (July 2019)

Noblesville (IN)
Noblesville (IN)

Madison Co Master Gardeners Annual Symposium (2017)

Garden Tour at Mad Botanist's (June 2019)
Garden Tour at Mad Botanist's (June 2019)

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​ One-on-One Landscape and Garden Consulting 

Also see MENTORING

Want Qs answered -- get my book, schedule a consult or take one of my classes.

You should not expect free advice. I am a business.

Payment is expected at the time of the consultation.

The consultation usually includes, but is not limited to:

  • Plant Identification

  • Cultivation Techniques (esp pruning)

  • Habitat Assessment (including soil and drainage)

  • Ornamental and Food Plants

  • What to Avoid

  • Purpose, Planning, Preparation, Priority and Patience

  • Design

  • Resources​​

 Group Presentations 

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

PRESENTATION TOPICS:

  •  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

  •  The Amazing Carrot Family (Apiaceae)

  •  Lichens and Living Alone

  •  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

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

  •  Autumn Gardening & Preparing for Winter