Cultivating plants. Cultivating gardeners.
Hi! My name is Jared Barnes. Two of my greatest passions in life are plants and people, and I consider myself very fortunate to have a gratifying career that is centered on both. As a horticulturist and an educator, I am ardent about cultivating plants and cultivating gardeners. And, in doing so I have discovered that I cultivate life! Plants aren’t just pretty!!! They sustain us, they engage us, and I have witnessed the humble act of gardening change lives.
My website Harvest & Snow helps me to fulfill my ambition of cultivating plants, cultivating gardeners, and cultivating life because it serves as a nexus for many of my horticulture-themed endeavors, and it is a portfolio of many of my talks, writings, and projects. I welcome you, and I invite you to check out some of my works in the links to the left. And, if you like what you see I would be delighted to come speak to your group or write for you. Just drop me an email at esculentus(at)gmail.com. Until next time, keep growing!!!
TALK: I recently gave a talk Colorful Gardens from around the World at the 2014 Landscape Color Field Day.
ARTICLE: My article "Bare But Beautiful" (4.6 MB) that featured several great deciduous plants for winter interest recently appeared in the 2014 February issue of Fine Gardening (Copyright Fine Gardening 2014).
TALK: I recently gave a talk Plant Extroverts! Wonderful Woodies with Personality at the Guilford Horticultural Society Symposium.
FEATURE: I was honored that Crystal Cady featured me in her piece "Faces of Farwest" for Digger magazine for the talk I presented at the Farwest Show titled "Plant Extroverts! Wonderful Woodies and Praiseworthy Perennials." (Article copyright Digger magazine, Oregon Association of Nurseries).