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VGCLJ October Meeting - “Be Your Own Designer – Secrets from the Pros”

  • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Center Drive San Diego, CA 92122 United States (map)


Speaker: Susan Morrison
Garden Design

Susan Morrison’s latest book, The Less is More Garden, focuses on the small to average backyard. She suggests strategies for creating spaciousness as well as suggestions for high performing, problem-solving plants. She was coauthor with a past VGCLJ guest speaker, Rebecca Sweet, of Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces. In reviewing The Less is More Garden, the editor of Fine Gardening magazine says it is “written by a real, down-in-the-trenches designer who is as concerned with practicality as she is with beauty.” Susan’s landscape design business, Creative Exteriors, is in the San Francisco East Bay. Her designs have been featured in various publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Cottages and Bungalows, and Fine Gardening, where she also contributes articles on design and plant selection.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UC Riverside. A Contra Costa Master Gardener since 2004, she has lent her time and talent to non-profits such as St. Vincent Children of Kibera and the Gardens at Heather Farms. She also sits on the advisory committee for Rescape California.