NPA Nicolay Lecture with Tom Fischer
The Agony of Indecision: Lurching Toward
a Personal Style
Sunday, March 24
1 pm - Doors open at noon for seed and plant sales
NPA members $5/Nonmembers $10
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle
Enjoy a lighthearted look at gardening with Tom Fischer, editor-in-chief at Timber Press in Portland, Oregon. "The Agony of Indecision: Lurching Toward a Personal Style" explores those false starts, bad decisions and distractions that most gardeners deal with when trying to move a garden towards an ever-elusive ideal.
Before moving to Portland in 2004 to join the team at Timber Press, Tom spent 14 years on the editorial staff of Horticulture magazine in Boston. His experiences as a bi-coastal gardener and his inexhaustible curiosity about plants have both shaped his garden, which was profiled in The Oregonian in 2008.
Tom comes from a long line of gardeners and is himself a lifelong gardener who started his first garden when he was about five years old. He is also a prolific writer, with articles appearing in magazines such as Garden Design, Gardens Illustrated, and Martha Stewart Living. His book, "Perennial Companions: 100 Dazzling Plant Combinations for Every Season," was published by Timber Press in February 2009, followed by "The Gardener’s Color Palette" in 2010. You can read many of Tom’s articles on his highly entertaining and extremely informative website OverPlanted.com. Tom’s vast plant knowledge and humor are sure to make this a talk you don’t want to miss!
The annual Nicolay Lecture is held in memory of Kevin Nicolay, one of the founders of NPA. Read more about Kevin.