Been there, killed that—best plants for the Pacific Northwest
It’s not a secret that we gardeners have a habit of killing plants. Join the Multnomah Master Gardener Association's Speaker Series as award winning writer, Mary-Kate Mackey, examines why we do that and how we can garden for more successful outcomes. With years of experience in the Pacific Northwest, she focuses on the tough, hardy, and resilient plants that lived. Grow some of these, and your gardening life just got more care-free—and fun.
Mary-Kate Mackey is a lively and engaging speaker who offers great ideas for problem-solving in the garden. She’s an award-winning writer and the recipient of nine GardenComm media writing awards, including a Gold in 2021 for her column, “Rooting for You,” on the Hartley-Botanic Greenhouse website. Her byline has appeared in numerous magazines such as Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Sunset, and This Old House. Mary-Kate’s newest book, co-authored with Kathleen Brenzel, is The Healthy Garden—Simple Steps for a Greener World. With the help of 20 featured garden experts and glorious photography, The Healthy Garden explores why nourishing a more resilient landscape has the power to transform, not only the garden and the gardener, but the greater natural world.