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February 7, 2019 8:00AM
Piedmont Landscape Association

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February 7, 2019 8:00AM


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2019 Piedmont Landscape Association Annual Seminar


The Piedmont Landscape Association hosts an annual seminar (formerly called the Central Virginia Landscape Management Seminar) every February. This event strives to bring gardening enthusiasts and landscape professionals together in an educational setting. Current Sponsors for this year's event are: J.W. Townsend Landscapes, Inc. Panorama Paydirt


John Lonsdale Lecture (Morning): Woodland Treasures John will discuss a selection of the many rare, unusual and beautiful woodland plants which he grows at Edgewood in Pennsylvania. The presentation will highlight genera including Trillium, Galanthus, Cyclamen, Corydalis, Hepatica, Erythronium, Epimedium and Arisaema, members of which are suitable for a variety of conditions from dry shade to vernally moist sunlit woodland edges. Teri Dunn Chace| Author and Lecturer Lecture (Morning): Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods and Fruit Teri’s tour finds strangeness and fascination in the seeds of plants as familiar as oaks and dandelions, and as curious as figs and hellebores. View the gorgeous photographs by Robert Llewellyn (she will explain his “image-stacking” technique). Kimberly Eierman Lecture (Afternoon): Dealing with Climate Change in Your Landscape Climate change is here and it is impacting our landscapes – increased flooding, more frequent droughts, more extreme weather events and increasing temperatures. Want to help fight climate change at home? Kimberly will discuss how the plants you choose and the landscape practices you use can help reduce the impacts of climate change and improve the environment around you. Brie Arthur | Lecturer Lecture (Afternoon): The Foodscaspe Revolution- Foodscaping with Natives Brie taps into her more than a decade worth of experience as a grower and propagator to discuss thoughtful design and the management of landscapes; how they are more important than ever as concerns of climate, water quality and invasive plants increase. The use of native plants as foodscape will also be discussed. To learn more about the speakers and their lecture topics visit for details. Registration: Registration is open now through the event date. “Early Bird” discounts run through 1/11/2019 followed by “Advance” sales between 1/12/19 to 2/1/18. Afterwards, all other dates will be charged full admission rates. For additional information regarding our upcoming seminar and on our speakers please visit or email your questions to: Continuing Education Credits Available for: ASLA, VNLA & ISA _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Piedmont Landscape Association (PLA) has served central Virginia for over 30 years. Our mission is to unite all landscape-related professionals (i.e. gardeners, landscape architects, horticulturists, extension agents, arborist, designers, etc.); encourage members to maintain the highest standards of business ethics; provide our members with reliable information and educational programs; offer opportunities for networking; and provide service to the community through volunteer projects, scholarships and educational programs. For more information on the Piedmont Landscape Association please visit us at

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