Pam Beck

Garden Writer and Photographer, Raleigh, NC

Pam Beck co-authored Best Garden Plants for North Carolina and regularly published articles in Carolina Gardener Magazine for 16 years. She was awarded the Silver Trowel Award for magazine-writing for 2006 by the Garden Writer's Association of America. She has been published in both Organic Gardening (now Organic Life) and The American Gardener magazines and her artistic nature and garden photography appears in various gardening magazines and books. She has served on the Board of Advisors of the J C Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, the Arboretum at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, and the Urban Forestry Board of Wake Forest. Pam’s busy speaking schedule takes her to various gardening groups throughout the Southeast. Garden symposium attendees are familiar with her enthusiastic, conversational, and information-packed presentations, and often request an encore.


LECTURE:  Hanging out with Shady Characters

If you don't already have a shade garden, you soon will as your trees and shrubs spread and grow. This colorful talk examines all of the layers of a shade garden with recommendations for plants that can tolerate various types of shade and root competition, along with design tricks to brighten up even the darkest corners.