September 14, 2011

Dish Gardens: Barbara Stewart

by Kenneth Moore

The upcoming show and sale of the National Capital Area Chapter of The Gesneriad Society includes several lectures about various gesneriad-growing topics.

On Sunday, September 18, at 3:30 pm at The Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, Barbara Stewart will be sharing a dish garden program to demonstrate the mechanics of constructing dish gardens and the basic principles of design.

Entry No. 210
One of Barbara's Natural Garden entries in the 2009 Gesneriad Society Convention

Barbara is currently President of the Richmond African Violet Society and a member of NCAC, Mid-Atlantic African Violet Society, and the African Violet Society of America. She has won Best in Design a number of times in AVSA-sponsored shows, and several of her winning designs have been container gardens. She is working on enhancing her skills with gesneriad designs.

The show and sale are open to all--society members, chapter members, and the public. Check out the speakers schedule, peruse the sales table, or even enter your own plants into the show!