Gardening With Gusto With Local Landscape Designer Karleen Shafer

Tuesday May 6, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

It’s spring planting season in Michigan!

Local landscape designer and Master Gardener Karleen Shafer will tell you how to access your garden, creating a unique space for yourself and others. Learn more about planting issues, and the importance of ecological balance, pruning techniques, plant communities and creating a sense of place.

Karleen Shafer has been in the Green Industry for more than 20 years. She owns and operates Landscape Design & Associates LLC, a design/build company working throughout southeast Michigan. She is a Certified Green Industry Professional, Natural Shoreline Professional listed with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and her company is also certified for green roof installation.

Her gardens have been featured in numerous garden tours, received several awards both regional and national and have been used by national plant growers in their own advertising. Karleen has been a contributing garden writer for a monthly publication of Brighton Argus and has co-authored The "Perennial Reference Guide," a quick reference guide used by designers and gardeners alike. She is currently working on a new book to help homeowners develop an ecological, environmentally balanced landscape.