Mary Ann Newcomer — Garden scribe & author, “Vegetable Gardening in the Intermountain West”

Mary Ann NewcomerMary Ann Newcomer calls herself a garden scribe, scout and speaker. Her top ranked blog (All-Top & Horticulture Magazine) is ‘Gardens of the Wild, Wild West’. She’s known as the ‘Dirt Diva’ on the River Radio, 94.9 in Boise, ID. Her articles on gardening have been published in MaryJane’s Farm, Fine Gardening, American Gardener and Leaf.  An accomplished horticulturalist and garden designer, she has wielded her creativity and design talents on public, private, commercial, and show gardens. She edited and co-authored The Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Handbook (Cool Springs Press, 2012) and her second book, Vegetable Gardening in the Intermountain West, will be released by Timber Press in January 2014. She lives and gardens in Boise and travels throughout the Rocky Mountains encouraging gardeners to get down and dirty. Mary Ann served on the Board of the Idaho Botanical Gardens for more than a decade, including a stint as President of the Board. Still active in fundraising for the garden, and a member of their Design Review team, she teaches extensively around the western US. Memberships include GWA, as well as numerous plant societies and the American Horticulture Society.
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Color Outside the Lines
Create a Garden to Reflect Your Personal Style
Sat, Feb 8 at 9:30 am / Hood Room

Let your inner child out to play! It’s high time to make the garden your own — a statement of what you love about the process of gardening; a declaration of joy and confidence. Here’s your inspiration: a look at some of the most intriguing garden color and plant combinations from gardeners around the country (and a few in faraway places). Discover how you can use old plants in new color methods, and how to use bold new plants in more traditional landscape styles.

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Here’s what people are saying about Mary Ann:

Mary Ann was able to weave feelings, colors and humor into one amazing tapestry like a coat of many colors, how a garden can be like a quilt of memories is a new inspiration to all the gardeners I talked to that were there…wonderful!



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