The Perennial Diva

January — 2015



Greater Columbus Convention Center
Presented by:
The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA)

Columbus, OH
New and Underused Perennials

Perennials are Stephanie’s life work while teaching at Temple University and gardening at her home. Stephanie will cover her favorite underused perennials and new varieties worthwhile to add to the landscape.
Columbus, OH
The Non-Stop Garden

Based off her popular book The Non-Stop Garden, Stephanie will touch on the plants and designs detailed to inspire garden centers and consumers alike to plant gardens that look fabulous year-round.
Columbus, OH

Stephanie has found a new love beyond just perennials – low maintenance shrubs that compliment a palette of perennials. She will cover a wide-range of deciduous and evergreen shrubs that add form, structure and texture to landscape designs.
Columbus, OH

February — 2015

4 Perennial Design
Guest Lecturer Adjunct Faculty
Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture
Temple University
Ambler, PA
Northwest Flower
and Garden Show

Washington State Convention Center
Corner of 7th and Pike Street

Presented by O’Loughlin Tradeshows Book signing immediately follows both seminars.

Stephanie’s appearances at the NWF&GS are sponsored by:
Spring Meadow Nursery ColorChoice,  Nova Flora, Conard Pyle and Blooms of Bressingham®
Seattle, WA
11 Northwest Flower
and Garden Show

Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses
1:45 pm – 3:00pm, Hood Room

Gardeners often underuse or overuse ornamental grasses. Stephanie Cohen will show you how to use beautiful ornamental grasses to make sustainable and pleasing designs, focusing on both new and tried-and-true grasses that fit these categories. The love affair of gardeners with grasses has led to the Perennial Plant Association picking Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ as the best perennial for 2014. Discover why grasses continue to rise in popularity in the USA.
Seattle, WA
12 Northwest Flower
and Garden Show


7:30am – 8:00am

Stephanie will join other media tweeters and bloggers at #NWFGS Tweetup for exclusive access to the incredible show gardens an hour before the doors open to the public to give a ‘sneak peek’ to her followers on Facebook.
Seattle, WA
12 Northwest Flower
and Garden Show

Trials and Tribulations of Gardening:
Dirty Ladies Doing Standup
11:15 am – Noon,  Hood Room

Join Stephanie and Dawn Hummel in a comedic commentary on the trials and tribulations on gardening from an East vs. West coast perspective as well as middle age vs. ‘mature’ digging in the dirt. They look at the stages in a gardener’s life like a marriage, with all the phases (dating, courtship, marriage bliss and divorce) that a gardener can experience. They’re the dynamic duo of calling it like they see it with their gardening do’s and don’ts.
Seattle, WA
15 PPA Plant Seminar
Landscaping with Grasses
Book signing.
Columbus, OH
18 Temple University, Ambler
Ecology and Wildlife
Natives that Sparkle in The Garden
Ambler, PA

March — 2015

11 Temple University
Full Sun Perennials
Ambler, PA
15 Springfest Flower Show
New Jersey flower and Garden Show
Cutting Edge Perennials
Native Plants with Bling
Book Sale
Augusta, NJ
18 Northern Nurseries
Excellent Perennials from Spring to Fall
Flowering Shrubs for Perennial Borders
Somerset, NJ
20 Shendoah Valley Landscape Symposium
New and Underused Perennials
Landscaping with Grasses
Book Sale
Waynesboro, VA
25 Floral and Hardy Garden Center
Book Sale
Skippack, PA

April — 2015

8 Temple University
“The Non-Stop Garden”-School Lecture
Ambler, PA
9 Town and Country Garden Club of Lancaster
Foliage-Dots, Dashes, and Splashes
Book Sale
Bear Creek, PA
14 Garden Visit Norristown Garden Club
Visit to Shortwood Gardens
Norristown, PA
22 Temple University
Weather dependent—Garden Tour of Shortwood or Imagery in my Garden
Ambler, PA
25 New Grand opening Bridgen Garden Center/85th anniversary
Perennials-real plants
Greenich, CT

May — 2015

2 Buckwalter Nursery
85th anniversary celebration
Douglassville, PA

June — 2015

26 Garden Visit, George Weigel Harrisburg area, PA

September — 2015

19 Linden Hill Gardens Ottsville, PA



Evolution of the Diva

The Perennial Diva’s
Best and Worst List

Pot Luck: Container Combinations

Dark and Light Side of Foliage

Easy Care Perennials


Foliage: Stripes and Splashes…
Dots and Dashes

An Evening with Miss Gertrude Jekyll

Mixed Border Design

Native Perennials: Sustainable, Colorful & Wonderful

Natives and Their Cultivars

New and Underused Perennials

Passionate about Perennials

Perennial Design

Perennials from Spring to Fall

Perennials to Avoid and Alternatives

Perennials with Attitude


Summer Gardening

Sustainable Natives

Transitioning from Sun to Shade

Trends from the Trenches


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