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Overview

Concord, CA 94518

Susan Morrison is a landscape designer & expert on small-space design. Author of The Less is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard (January 2018) and co-author of the best-seller Garden Up! She also contributes to Fine Gardening.

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e: view email susan@celandscapedesign.com

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Description

Susan Morrison is a landscape designer, garden writer and Master Gardener based in Northern California. Author of The Less is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard and co-author of Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces, Susan is a nationally recognized authority on small space garden design. She has written on the topic for publications such as Fine Gardening magazine, Better Homes and Gardens online and has appeared on the ground breaking PBS series Growing a Greener World.

Susan speaks to garden clubs, conferences and flower and garden shows locally in the Bay Area and selectively in other parts of the country on vertical gardening, small space design strategies, vertical gardening and planting design. Her informative and photo-fueled talks entertain gardeners of all levels.

Topics

The Less is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard

Attention, space challenged gardeners! The less is more approach to garden design was created specifically to address the realities

small to-average sized backyards present. From learning a novel technique that will help you determine the best ways to invest

your budget, to strategies for creating spaciousness to suggestions for high-performing, problem-solving plants, you will learn how

less space and effort can result in more beauty and enjoyment.

 

Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces

More than just living walls, vertical gardening techniques can be used to turn ordinary fences into focal points, disguise eyesores

- even grow vegetables! Susan presents highlights and images from her best-selling book, Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening

for Small and Large Spaces. She'll also provide an overview of some of the systems available for adding a touch of living art to

any garden plan.


Designing with Ornamental Grasses and Ground Covers

Inspired by her Fine Gardening magazine cover article, this talk shows how to best use these garden workhorses. Susan shares some

of her favorite choices for warm climate garden, as well as design strategies on purposefully using ground covers and grasses to

solve garden dilemmas like erosion control, lawn alternatives and more.

 

Design Solutions for Small Spaces

How do you make a small garden seem larger? Is it possible to be cozy without being cramped? Garden designer and best selling

author Susan Morrison has been solving problems like these for her clients for years. Susan has gathered the most often-asked

questions and design challenges encountered in her practice, and shares the solutions for a range of small-space dilemmas. Geared

towards both small-space gardeners and those with intimate areas tucked into larger gardens, Susan's presentation includes

"from the ground up" solutions as well as simple, budget-friendly touches that can be implemented immediately. Featuring

inspiring photograhs and step-by-step garden makeovers, this presentation will leave you with a wealth of ideas.

 

Locations

Based in the Bay Area of Northern California
Speaks throughout the United States

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Morrison
  • The Less is More Garden
  • The Less is More Garden presentation
  • Designing with Ornamental Grasses and Ground Covers
  • Design Solutions for Small Spaces

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EXCITING

carolee griggs from boise idaho - 03/25/2013 12:39:45

THANKS, your presentation was inspiring. Great communicating and soo creative.
I've been a passionate gardener for about 45yrs in Seattle area. Moved to Boise and downsized to apt/patio garden about 6 yrs ago. Have done some of the things you show...BUT...YOU have inspired and equipped me to TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
THANK YOU SUSAN!

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Garden Club presentation

Jan Formanek from Orinda CA - 02/28/2013 20:06:10

Susan was professional, knowledgeable, and so delightful. It was a joy to have her speak to our membership. She brought clarity and new information on the topic of vertical gardening. She is also a noted author and garden designer. It is our good fortune to have such a local "treasure" available to speak at our general meeting.

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Napa UCCE MG's Rave about Susan Morrison

Pat Voss, UCCE Seminar Committee from Napa, CA - 06/29/2012 19:15:49

Not only was Susan knowledgeable, energized, and extremely interesting, she impressed 82 Master Gardeners with her presentation on Vertical Gardens. In turn, there was a standing ovation for her.

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