PRESENTER FOR JANUARY IS: Marcia Tatroe – “Rockin’ with Cacti and Succulents“.
Marcia Tatroe writes the monthly”Mountain Garden Checklist” for Sunset Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Colorado Gardener and other gardening publications. Her photography and gardens have been featured in numerous books, magazines and nationally televised gardening shows. She lectures throughout the West focusing on garden design, rock gardening, xeriscape and native plants. In her most recent book, Cutting Edge Gardening in the Intermountain West, she advocates using drought-tolerant and native plants and indigenous materials to create a gardening aesthetic unique to this region. Her garden was awarded Habitat Hero Status by the Audubon Rockies in 2015 as an outstanding urban wildscape.
This lecture will describe the benefits of rock gardens for collectors of cacti and succulents. She will consider stone selection, the basics of construction, and tricks the rock gardener will use that will make the garden work for them.