Pat de Valence has been gardening in the Greater Toronto area for over 25 years and has been a Master Gardener for more than 10. Pat’s approach to gardening is to invest the effort, up front, to design and install a garden that will be low maintenance. She favours native plants, because of their value to local wildlife. She’s a big fan of a new style of garden design using Matrix Planting, because of its more informal style and its lower maintenance. Learn how to approach your garden design and maintenance as something to be a collaboration with nature rather that treating nature as something to be controlled and overcome.