Thursday, May 31, 2012

Earthly Delights Garden Event: June 1-3 Keeps Garden in Garden State

Earthly Delights launches this Friday, June 1, with a cocktail party, followed by two days of garden lectures and botanical and horticultural hobnobbing.
Yet it already seems like a tradition – an event that has long celebrated the Garden State. Earthly Delights is taking place at the home of Andrea Filippone. I wrote about her and her amazing boxwoods and her home garden in a recent post here at Garden Glamour

Rare and Unusual Plants; Exceptional Garden Antiques; Distinctive Art; Fine Tools and Accessories
- Plant Silent Auction
- Distinguished Lecture Series
A horticultural event inviting visitors from all over the tri-state area to shop from distinguished vendors for rare plants, distinctive garden antiques, as well as attend lectures and demonstrations from nationally known speakers. The focus is on education and the many ways to increase awareness of gardening and public gardens in New Jersey.
Preview Cocktail Party Friday, June 1, 6pm-8pm.
General Admission, June 2, 9am-4pm & June 3, 9am-2pm.
Rain or Shine
LECTURE SERIES - Click here for details on Lectures
Dick Lighty - Caring for the Garden: Is it a Delight … or a Chore?, June 2, 11-12pm 
Anne Raver - Milestones in the Organic Garden, June 2, 1-2pm 
Rick Darke - Emerging Ecologies: Gardening Sync'd to the Nature of Our Time, June 2, 2:30-3:30pm
Pete Johnson - Pete's Greens, Vermont's Four Season Organic Vegetable Farm, June 3, 9:30-10:30am 
Eric T Fleisher & Paul Wagner -Creating a Healthier Landscape Through Organic Practice, June 3, 11-12:30
Event Catering by Ross & Owren
The home and garden of Andrea Filippone
129 Pickle Road, Pottersville, NJ 07979
*If using GPS enter the town as Califon, NJ
New Jersey's incomparable horticultural institutions are places where people can experience nature and appreciate our rich historical and always growing works of landscape art - and they all need our help. The event's second annual beneficiary is New Jersey's Keep it Green Campaign. Their mission is to secure a long-term stable source of funding for the acquisition of open space, farmland and historic sites as well as the capital improvement, operation, maintenance, and stewardship of state and local natural areas, parks and historic sites in New Jersey. This work is guided by the belief that every New Jersey resident deserves well-maintained, accessible neighborhood parks, wildlife areas and historic sites. Please check out their website:
Friends of Earthly Delights - an all-volunteer group of local designers, architects, horticulturists, garden writers, and gardeners have formed an alliance with the Land Conservancy of New Jersey to help benefit New Jersey public parks and gardens.
For information on becoming a sponsor or making a tax deductible donation 
please contact Anita Shearan -
Purchase Tickets through Brown Paper Ticket

We travel in glamorous circles!
There are so many of my most favorite vendors who will be showcasing their wares from Munder -Skiles (see previous story)
to Atlock Toadshade Wildflower Farm --got our native plants for my client’s honeybees from Toadshade and custom planters –
from Pennoyer-Newman, and my Gotham apartment glamorous shower curtain from Dransfield & Ross, to name a few of my
recommended, favorite garden artists who will be at Earthly Delights:
And do not miss the extraordinary agenda of lectures –especially my favorite garden writer and plantswoman, Anne Raver.
2012 Lectures
Saturday, June 2
Dick Lighty - Caring for the Garden: Is it a Delight … or a Chore?
On a virtual tour of two very different gardens we've made, and through a typical year of garden tasks, Dick will show the amount of time and effort it takes to maintain garden areas of varying levels of intensity - and reward, leaving it to the listener to decide what they might prefer in terms of work and enjoyment. The conclusions are supported by handouts showing the actual data on time required per unit area for each level of gardening. Another handout describes the techniques used to maintain each area throughout the gardening season.
Anne Raver - Milestones in the Organic Garden Anne Raver, a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Landscape Architecture Magazine, will offer an anecdotal timeline for the organic movement in this country. Anne has been an organic gardener since the early 1970s and has interviewed hundreds of gardeners and farmers, as well as CEO's of chemical companies, in over 30 years of writing about the environment.
Rick Darke - Emerging Ecologies: Gardening Sync'd to the Nature of Our Time
Ecological change is the signature of our age, and it is accompanied by unprecedented opportunities to embrace the new 'Nature' in our gardens and community landscapes. Rick Darke will use a wide array of public and private places to point out the creative possibilities of a time in which the only constant is the accelerating pace of change.
Sunday, June 3
Pete Johnson - Pete's Greens, Vermont's Four Season Organic Vegetable Farm
Learn how Pete's Greens grows and sells a wide array of organic produce year-round in Northern Vermont's challenging zone 3 climate. This workshop will cover a basic overview of Pete's 3 acres of greenhouse and 65 acres of outdoor production, season extension, root cellaring, freezing and other preserving of farm produce, field operations, and how Pete's Greens fits into the agricultural renaissance that is rapidly expanding in the Hardwick, VT region. In addition Pete will discuss farm profitability, how to achieve it and why economic success is an important component to rebuilding our local food system.
Eric T Fleisher & Paul Wagner - Creating a Healthier Landscape Through Organic Practice
This symposium will focus on teaching the methods to manage successful organic landscapes; including soil management, pest and disease control, irrigation, pruning, plant selection, and specialized compost design and practice. Eric T Fleisher and Paul Wagner are two of the most influential advocates for organic landscape practices. This approach focuses on encouraging the natural nutrient cycling systems thereby eliminating the use of inorganic fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides. This eliminates the toxins that have traditionally been used in landscape maintenance, and results in a healthier more vibrant landscape.


  1. I discovered your blog, very interesting, will follow you
    un saludo

    1. Thank you so much, Jordi! I am honored you enjoy the Garden Glamour blog. I am thrilled you signed on for the email subscription -- you won't regret the outreach :) I am so lucky to be able to attend so many special garden events, and to know so many garden experts, and to be able to pass on that wisdom and experience. I look forward to your comments. un saludo