Overview202 Truxall Road Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15613
Carol Chernega shares her two passions: Pruning and England. Your group will learn how to prune shrubs, or how to avoid the 7 mistakes home gardeners make. Carol can take them on a tour of English gardens, or teach them how to create one.
Carol Chernega worked in Jane Austen's garden in Chawton, England. This experience gave her insight into the mind of the English gardener, and spurred an interest in English garden history. She has traveled throughout England over 20 times since 1997, including organizing group tours to the Chelsea Flower Show. These experiences led to the development of her lectures on English garden design, and the Literary Gardens of England.
Carol's the author of the tips booklet, How to Create an English Garden, and the book, A Dream House: Exploring the Literary Homes of England. Both are available on Amazon. Carol has also written for National Wildlife Magazine and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Carol's garden maintenance business, One Garden at a Time, specializes in hand-pruning. Her mission is to teach homeowners the benefits of proper pruning techniques as opposed to the wholesale shearing of shrubs. She's the producer of a DVD, Pruning Shrubs with Your Personal Gardener, which teaches homeowners basic pruning techniques, also available on Amazon.
The 7 Mistakes Home Gardeners Make lecture was developed after working for homeowners for several years and observing the same mistakes being made over and over. The difficulty was in confining it to only seven!
How to Prune Shrubs (lecture or workshop format)
The 7 Mistakes Home Gardeners Make - and their solutions.
The Literary Gardens of England
How to Create an English Garden
Karen Fullerman from Twinsburg - 03/08/2017 16:38:57
Carol was invited to speak at our Saturday Gardening Series and she was very entertaining. She was very professional but funny and had some great stories from her time in England. The audience loved her!! We had great comments on both of her talks - English Gardens & Pruning. Very pleased all the way around.
Summit County Ohio Master Gardeners
A Wonderful Choice!
Cheryl Martin from Zelienople, PA - 04/10/2015 15:05:30
We invited Carol to speak about pruning at our recent Spring Symposium fundraiser and she did a wonderful job! She was engaging and interesting and I loved hearing her personal stories. We presented her with a shaggy shrub and she very efficiently demonstrated how to properly prune it -- beautiful when she finished with it. Carol was a wonderful choice for our event and I would not hesitate to invite her back. Thanks Carol!
Penn Garden Club Event
Lyn Eckert from Harrisburg, Pa - 02/09/2012 14:08:15
I loved gardens and England, too. And Carol did a great job of giving us an overview of English authors and their gardens. Her talk was well planned but not limited to just an outline. I enjoyed her slides and her personal comments presented more of an intimate look at English gardens and her actual experience. I enjoyed my trip to the literary gardens very much!
I would recommend her as a speaker and her book to anyone who has an interest in gardening and the romance of England.