Ellen Petersen’s garden began as a hobby and developed quickly into a necessity. “I did everything myself at first and made lots of mistakes. Some haven't turned out all that badly and all have taught me something.” She believes that keeping your eyes and mind open leads to wondrous results, so the group will discuss where Ellen found some of her favorite design ideas. This serious plantswoman will explain how she creates unity and serenity while still having "one of everything." The extraordinary stories of her plants document her evolving interests. Ellen serves on boards and committees for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Delaware Center for Horticulture, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the Garden Club of America. Space is limited; registration required.