Deb Hall has gardened professionally for
almost 25 years
and has operated her own garden maintenance firm, Twigz since
1996. Deb is an Advanced Master Gardener and received her Master
Composter certificate in 1995. She earned her Certificate of
Gardening Fine Arts from the Michigan School of Gardening in 2001.
In September 2001, she was certified as an International Society of
Arborculture Arborist and consults in that field. Deb has lectured
on gardening, composting, children's gardens, and gardening for the
handicapped and older adults. She is a guest speaker for garden
culbs and the Master Gardener program. She instructed for the
Michigan School of Gardening from 1999 to 2008. Deb served as the
Chairperson of the Beautification Commission for the city of Center
Line from 1996 to 2008 and was the Arborist for the City of Center
Line. She served two terms as the Treasurer of the Association of Professional Gardeners.
Deb's friend Cheryl English of Black Cat
Pottery created this sunflower using Deb's face as a mold. It
makes for a startling picture -- but that's often just what Deb
does best, makes ya look twice at things you took for granted!
Deb says, "Cheryl plastered over my face and I had straws in my
nose to breathe through. This looks strange but actually I found it
quite relaxing." (Photo 2011 © Deb Hall)
Dramatic use of color is one of Deb's hallmarks. In gardens weve
tended together we would turn to Deb and say, "Color! We need
....SOMEthing here. You can do it!" And she always does, in
ingenious, crafty, efficient and beautiful ways.
This is one she pulled together for us on just such a day!
Here are pots she had arrayed along her driveway one day:
So you can see why this self portrait is perfect:
Another thing about Deb: Prepared! Deb's work truck is a work of
art in this entirely different way: We've tried for 15 years to
stump her and have not succeeded yet. "Deb, do you have..." we ask.
and in that truck, hung on hooks, tucked in bin drawers, stashed in
buckets, she's had it. Everything you need for the garden!
Here's that truck, guarded by the dear departed, faithful pup
Use our Recommended Speakers List to contact Deb to
arrange for a talk or workshop.