The Emerald Oasis by Troy Marden

09/21/2012, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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The color green takes center stage, looking at the most dominant color in the landscape and how to make the most of it. 

The design portion of the talk focuses on the importance of texture in the garden, while the plant portion looks at exceptional foliage plants and flowers, all in varying shades of green.

Troy Marden is a plantsman and garden designer who has been a passionate plant lover all of his life.  His 25-plus years of professional experience include time spent in nearly every facet of the industry, from nursery production and retail garden centers to stints at some of the country’s best known public gardens.  He has been a co-host of Nashville Public Television’s hit gardening show, Volunteer Gardener, for 10 years and also writes regularly for some of the country’s top gardening magazines.  A passionate foodie, Troy’s blog, Gardener Cook, has become popular with plant lovers and food lovers alike.  His latest venture, which will launch in 2012, is a Garden Tour division of his business that will take other passionate gardeners on trips to some of the finest horticultural destinations in the U.S. and around the world.  2012 will also find Troy writing his first book, to be published by Timber Press in early 2013.  You can find more information at


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