Phillip Waite Former University Educator in Landscape Architecture
Phillip Waite is a recently retired university professor. With degrees in both landscape architecture and architecture, he has spent the last 32 years working at the University of Idaho, Washington State University, and Utah State University where he
specialized in low-water use planting design, landscape architectural construction materials & methods, and rainwater harvesting techniques. His publications include books and journal articles on campus planning, color in planting design, sustainability
in garden design, and firewise landscapes. He now consults as a residential designer, designing both homes and their gardens. www.maplestreetgardendesign.com
Hospitality Begins at the Street: The Power of a Welcoming Entry Design
The hospitality we extend to our friends and guests starts not at the front door of our homes, but at the street. The entire arrival sequence should be carefully designed and orchestrated to create a sense of welcome. Whether designing a new landscape
or renovating an existing one, this seminar will equip the homeowner/designer with principles based in psychology and design to create an experience of gracious welcome.
Thursday, January 27 at 2:00 pm
Lessons from Mediterranean Landscape Design: It’s All About Plant Selection
A Mediterranean Climate Model (‘MCM’) has very defined characteristics. The parts of the northwest that currently experience a MCM are expanding due to the impacts of climate change. This presentation looks at the design characteristics of
landscapes in a MCM, characteristics of plants common to a MCM, and the lessons and implications for Pacific Northwest gardens. The major takeaway from this presentation is that adaptions for a MCM will create more resilient gardens.
Sunday, Jan 30 at 2:00 pm