8th Annual Ornamental Grasses Day

Friday, September 23, 2022, from 11am to 4pm
Join us for a day about ornamental grasses, featuring three guest speakers. Lunch is included!

Call or email sales@intrinsicperennialgardens.com to register

To register or for additional questions, email sales@intrinsicperennialgardens.com or call us at (815) 648-2788, Ext. 10.

Presentations by Speakers

Andrew Bunting
Vice President of Horticulture
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

“Great Grasses for Public Spaces”
Andrew Bunting leads the utilization of planting and design to promote environmentally sound gardening practices at PHS. He has elevated each of the departments he oversees and has increased the brand and visibility of PHS through their respective work.

Andrew received his B.S. in Plant and Soil Science from Southern Illinois University. Prior to arriving at PHS, he worked at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chanticleer Garden and the Scott Arboretum for a tenure of 27 years. He has received the American Public Gardens Association’s Professional Citation, Chanticleer Scholarship in Professional Development, and the Certificate of Merit from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. He also serves on the board of Magnolia Society International. Andrew published his first book in 2015, “The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias.”

Elliott Duemler
Native Perennial Manager
Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries
“Know Your Natives on a First Name Basis”

Elliott will dive into attributes of natives for use in community based landscape design focusing heavily on the Carex genre.

Elliott Duemler provides native-plant industry leadership in the Midwest as the Native Perennial manager at Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries. He oversees all aspects related to TCRN’s perennial plug production. Elliott is passionate about all native plants, but his obsession is the Carex genre. He focuses on exceeding client expectations in quality and customer service, as well as bringing more native plants to the horticultural trade.

Elliott received his degree from the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point, where he majored in General Resources Management. Prior to TCRN, Elliott interned at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center; and worked as a Wilderness Surveyor for the USFS. He currently sits on the board of the Green Rock Audubon society.

Nicholas Mulcahy
“Native North & South American Grasses”
Education: St. George’s College, Argentina; Veterinary Science at University of Buenos
Aires, Master of Agriculture at Texas A&M University
Majored in Animal Husbandry, Genetics, Agricultural Economics and Range Science.

Nicholas lives on the family-owned farm in the Buenos Aires Province in Central Argentina, dedicated to his lifetime interest in Nature and Ecological Restoration.