A great (and healthy!) way to gain confidence is through garden-related activities. I’m Mary Louise Hagler, a life-long gardener and Master Gardener (class of 2000). My goal is to encourage you through providing tips and practical garden ideas.
A wife, volunteer, and mother of two active teens, I practice a realistic approach to gardening with vegetables, herbs, perennials, and annuals for cooking and design.
I thrive on sharing my love for gardening, floral design, and hobby farming; I offer various design and gardening workshops throughout the year. I speak frequently to groups about topics such as:
- growing your own veggies
- cutting gardens
- cooking with herbs
- floral design
- Preparing for the Seasons
I have contributed to Augusta Magazine, Columbia County News Times, and I’m developing a no-nonsense guide to gardening in Augusta. I am a writer for State-by-State Gardening magazine with articles and photographs featured in 9 Southeastern magazines.
My home garden was featured on the Sacred Heart Garden Festival garden tour in April, 2010 with over 350 visitors!
Our “country” garden hosts FlowerCamp in September where guests are encouraged to cultivate creative perspective utilizing simple design techniques. In 2012, I hosted the 4th annual Wreath Workshop with over 50 participants making designer style fresh Christmas wreaths.
People often ask me, “Where does your energy come from?
I answer, “Doing what I love; lifting heavy weights.”
I exercise regularly with a “torture trainer.” When I’m not in the garden, I’m reading about gardening! I love all genres of music from R& B to Hip-Hop and Funk.
Please feel free to be-friend me on Facebook and subscribe to free monthly Food and Flowers updates. If you are interested in having me speak to your group on any of the topics above, drop an email and I will forward detailed information.
Blessings from the garden,