Recommended Presenter:

Mary Maguire Lerman

St. Paul, MN


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Horticulture Consultant. B.S. Horticultural Science U of M 1974. Education officer - Como Park Conservatory 1974-76, Horticulturist - Mpls Park & Recreation Board 1976-2008, Designer of Loring Park Garden of the Seasons, Longfellow Gardens in Minnehaha Park, Temple of Aaron Gardens, volunteers with the St. Anthony Park Library Weekly Weeders. Organizer, St. Anthony Park Neighborhood Buckthorn Roundup 2000, 2001. Contributing writer to the Northern Gardener. Judge, AARS (All America Rose Selections) from 1977 to 2008. Volunteer at Como Park Conservatory, helping maintain the Bromeliad collection.

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Since 1974, I have spoken to numerous garden clubs and professional groups on a wide range of horticultural topics. Also, I have addressed state wide and midwest focused conferences. Numerous speaking engagements at MSHS, garden clubs, neighborhood organizations and the state legislature.

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Perennials by Genera- i.e. Salivating for Salvias, A Phlox on Your House, Astounding Astilbes, and many more. Annuals, Floral Design, Native Minnesota Plants:  Forbs and Grasses, Invasive Species- General info on many species and how to control them,  How to Organize an Invasive Species Roundup in Your Community, Gardens of other Countries:   Israel, Ireland, Kew Gardens in England, Garden Design, Luther Burbank- Breeder Extraordinaire, Local Gardens- with History:  Lyndale Park Gardens in Minneapolis, Loring Park Garden of the Seasons, Longfellow Gardens in Minnehaha Park, Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Theodore Wirth Park, Bromeliads, House Plants, Bulbs:  Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Herb Gardening- giving back to food shelves!