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Steven Nikkila to present special program for Chelsea Area Garden Club

Courtesy photo. A planter that's the work of the Chelsea Area Garden Club.

The Chelsea Area Garden Club will host a program called “An Enchanting Winter Garden,” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Chelsea First United Methodist Church at 128 Park St.

The special program features well-known photographer and horticulturist Steven Nikkila, who will offer gardening ideas that are sure to lift your spirits on any winter day.

“Steve has tips for you that will make the most of every color, texture and form you have in your landscape now, and help you add and rearrange to make it sparkle,” according to information about the event.

“Use these ideas to make any existing or new landscape interesting, colorful and enchanting to the eye from November to April,” it states.

Nikkila has planted and maintained gardens and landscapes as a profession since 1983.  “His experiences with trowel and clippers have combined with questions from his students and clients to give his photography a special how-to clarity,” the information states, “That’s why his work is so often featured in books, magazines and catalogs.”

Janet Macunovich, an author and his wife, says, “I write about design, but Steven’s photos are why people can see what I say.”

Nikkila teaches courses on horticultural photography and many other topics. His articles appear in Michigan Gardener magazine and the weekly newsletter What’s Coming Up, and on the website GardenAtoZ.com.

He was a senior instructor for the Michigan School of Gardening from 1996 to 2008 and holds a Landscape Technology degree from Oakland Community College.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted and used for civic beautification, scholarship programs, and community projects.

For more information about the lecture, contact Carol Strahler at [email protected]

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