2001 Vermont Flower Show

Seminar Descriptions and Speakers

Sheraton, Burlington (I89, exit 14W)

March 2-4, 2001


NOTE CHANGES from original and printed programs: (latest posted 2/28/01)
Fri. noon, Emerald, Mary Tharp for Marci Blauvelt (same topic)
Sat. noon, Amphitheatre, Leonard Perry (new topic, repeat of Fri.) for Sue Sullivan
Sat. 2pm, Emerald, Chapin Spencer for Will Rapp (similar topic)
Sun. Noon, Emerald, Paul Wieczorak (new topic) for Leonard Perry

Friday, March 2, 2001


 
Amphitheater – 1st Floor
 
Emerald III – 2nd Floor
10 AM The Secret World of Trees—Steve Sinclair, VT Dept Forests, Parks, Recreation, Waterbury—This tree specialist covers little known facts on tree biology, tree care/maintenance, and why you should care. 10 AM Growing Herbs for Home Use--Evie Pepin, Ladybug Herbs, Wolcott—This herbal practitioner with years of experience will help you decide what herbs to grow, their culture, and their many uses.
11 AM Medicinal Herbs—Cheryl Bruce, Univ. of Vermont—A grad student at UVM, Cheryl has established a display garden for these herbs, and makes cosmetics from them. Learn some traditional uses, and cautions. 11 AM Gardens of France—Leonard Perry, University of Vermont—Join Dr. Perry on a slide tour of springtime gardens in France, including the French Riviera, Loire Valley, Normandy, Giverny and Paris. (also Sat. noon)
NOON Trains in the Secret Garden—Doug Johnson, Hollis Ctr., Maine—Widely traveled, Doug will show slides of layouts worldwide, and cover secrets to making small layouts, including the track, terrain, plants, and trains. NOON Hardy Northern Perennials--Mary Tharp, Gregg Hill Gardens, Waterbury—This grower/floral designer and popular speaker is back with slides and culture of some of the many hardy perennials you can grow. 
1 PM Edible Native & Naturalized Plants--Nicole Gorman, University of Vermont —There are many delicious wild plants to enjoy in our salads and other ways. Here is an opportunity to learn what to look for and which to avoid. 1 PM Underutilized Hardy Shrubs—Norman Pellett, Charlotte—Former UVM Professor Dr. Pellett will show slides and describe the culture of some of the many, great low maintenance shrubs we can grow.
2 PM Heirloom Vegetable Treasures—Buddy Tignor, University of Vermont—Dr. Tignor, who teaches vegetables at UVM, will cover a broad sampling of these former garden mainstays, now popular again. 2 PM Growing Great Cut Flowers in Vermont –Judith Hall, Stratton Meadow Greenhouse, Rutland—Always popular, Dr. Hall, a commercial grower and florist, will give tips on growing proven flowers.
3 PM Bonsai with Tropical and Indoor TreesSandy Anderson, Green Mountain Bonsai—Learn the many tropical and subtropical trees to enjoy as bonsai during our long winters, and their cultural secrets for success. 3 PM Selecting and Growing Practical Roses for Hard Places—Lloyd Brace, The Roseraie, Waldoboro, ME—Unlike the Secret Garden, our region can be a hard place to grow roses. Learn how from this grower. 
4 PM Landscape Lighting—Greg Yandow, Silvery Moon Landscape Lighting, Williston—This professional can show why you should light your landscape, ideas for doing so, and how to install lighting. 4 PM Selecting and Growing Practical Roses for Hard Places—Lloyd Brace, The Roseraie, Waldoboro, ME— part 2, continued from the previous session. (also Sat. 11am)

Saturday, March 3, 2001


 
Amphitheater – 1st Floor
 
Emerald III – 2nd Floor
10 AM Gardening for Wildlife—Lisa Windhausen, Montpelier—This representative from the National Wildlife Federation will present their backyard wildlife habitat certification and stewards training programs.  10 AM Perennial Gardens with a Continental Flair—Robert Herman, Connecticut — Some history of perennial gardening in Europe, recent design trends and perennial uses, and a comparison to American gardens.
11 AM Native Plants for the Natural Landscape—Lois Berg Stack, Univ. of Maine, Orono—Landscaping with native plants is popular. Learn from Dr. Stack which hardy plants to use, and how to design with them. 11 AM Selecting and Growing Practical Roses for Hard Places—Lloyd Brace, The Roseraie, Waldoboro, ME—Unlike the Secret Garden, our region can be a hard place to grow roses. Learn how from this grower. 
NOON Gardens of France—Leonard Perry, University of Vermont—Join Dr. Perry on a slide tour of springtime gardens in France, including the French Riviera, Loire Valley, Normandy, Giverny and Paris. NOON Selecting and Growing Practical Roses for Hard Places—Lloyd Brace, The Roseraie, Waldoboro, ME— part 2, continued from the previous session.
1 PM Part 1: Designing Beautiful Landscapes--Judith Irven, VCH, Goshen—Learn design principles and step-by-step techniques for creating beautiful landscapes and livable outdoor spaces around your home. 1 PM European Perennials for American Gardens—Robert Herman—This international consultant will highlight famous European perennial gardeners/ nursery people and their plant introductions, familiar to many.
2 PM Part 2: Creating Great Gardens--Judith Irven, VCH, Goshen—This landscape designer will show how flowers, shrubs and small trees can provide color, shape and texture for year-round pleasure in gardens. (also Sun. 1pm) 2 PM Biodiversity in Your Garden—Chapin Spencer, Gardener’s Supply,Burlington —Discover their research in the Intervale on garden habitat protection, principles for backyard biodiversity, and pollinator protection.
3 PM Let’s Go Vertical with Vines—Mark Starrett, University of Vermont—An underutilized group of landscape plants, vines are part of a course Dr. Starrett teaches at UVM. Learn some hardy ones, their culture and uses. 3 PM The Colonial Gardens of Williamsburg—Don Wickman, Garden Time, Rutland—Slides will illustrate these famous and colorful gardens year round, from one of America’s earliest communities. 
4 PM The Wonderful World of Insects— Jon Turmel, VT Dept of Agriculture— Whether insects are helpful or destructive, it’s important to know who we’re living with. Here is the opportunity to find out who is who. 4 PM Garden Design with an English Accent—Lois Berg Stack, Univ. of Maine, Orono—English gardens are 
filled with intimate spaces. Learn how to translate some ideas into wonderful spaces in your own yard. 

Sunday, March 4, 2001


 
Amphitheater – 1st Floor
 
Emerald III – 2nd Floor
11 AM What's New at the Vermont Community Botanical Garden—Charlie Nardozzi—Come learn the new plans for the Phase 1 
gardens and programs that will be happening this summer.
11 AM The Design Behind the Secret Garden—Charles Siegchrist, Barber Farm Landscape Design, Jericho—As one of the designers of this year's flower show display, Charlie will cover the details of this design.
NOON Container Gardening—Judy Zsoldos, Hamlen’s Garden Center, Swanton—Learn through slides how to add portable beauty and whimsy to your garden, and the secrets of making many types of container gardens. NOON Hardy Rhododendrons & Azaleas—Paul Wieczorak, Champlain Valley Landscaping, Hinesburg—Learn which selections are most hardy, their use, and their care, from an experienced grower and landscaper.
1 PM Part 1: Designing Beautiful Landscapes--Judith Irven, VCH, Goshen—Learn design principles and step-by-step techniques for creating beautiful landscapes and livable outdoor spaces around your home. 1 PM Garden Enclosures—Charles Siegchrist, Barber Farm Landscape Design, Jericho—Learn about key elements of The Secret Garden—walls, fences, hedges and other enclosures that define space.
2 PM Part 2: Creating Great Gardens--Judith Irven, VCH, Goshen—This landscape designer will show how flowers, shrubs and small trees can provide color, shape and texture for year-round pleasure in gardens. 2 PM The Hidden Water Garden –Dave Hamlen, Hamlens Garden Center, Swanton—Discover the beauty and secrets for successful water gardens, and the hidden element of fun.



 

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