#GWA2017 Education | Double Down: Boom without Bloom and Boom with Bloom (Dan Benarcik & Bobbie Schwartz)
Double Down: Boom without Bloom and Boom with Bloom
Dan Benarcik & Bobbie Schwartz
Sunday, August 6, 11:00AM - 12:15PM
This is a look at an often overlooked but vitally important part of the garden and landscape. If something should compromise the floral aspect of your garden, you should have a strong foliar background to carry the garden. Woody plants, herbaceous and tropicals are discussed in this garden study.
Dan Benarcik worked at Mt. Cuba Center where he was dedicated to the research and protection of native plants. Working there as the Woods Path gardener, he developed a real love of native plants. Benarcik also worked at Imperial Nurseries, a large East Coast re-wholesaler of landscape plants. During his time, there he began to build a network of horticultural professionals that he still relies on to this day. He also gained an understanding of commercial production and the business world. Another garden he worked at was Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA. "The garden was in its infancy then and it’s been amazing to watch it grow. Unlike many public gardens that seek to educate through plant labels and collections, Chanticleer is about innovation." Benarcik in a member of the Garden Writers Association and was a Regional Director. "Some of my writing has appeared in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Martha Stewart Living and Rodale's gardening books. QVC for Cottage Farms Nursery. Additionally, I was featured on episodes of Cultivating Life. My enthusiasm for design translates into building furniture both for the garden and for our home. This led me to start teaching chair building workshops. I am part of the continuing education program at Longwood Gardens. I volunteer for The Delaware Center for Horticulture’s Rare Plant Auctionas part of the Plant Selection Committee and as a Plant Expert at the event."
Biography coming soon!