2002 Vermont Flower Show

Seminar Descriptions and Speakers
"Legacy Gardens"

Sheraton, Burlington (I89, exit 14W)

March 1-3, 2002


NOTE: Any CHANGES from original and printed programs will be posted here
 

Friday, March 1, 2002

 

Amphitheater – 1st Floor

 

Emerald III – 2nd Floor

11 AM

Vermont's Invasive Exotic Plant Legacy, and What We Can Do About It—Rose Paul, Nature Conservancy —She will discuss why non-native plants may be a problem, and what people are doing about it. 

11 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.

NOON

The Other Irises—Phil Cook, Poker Hills Gardens, Underhill—This specialist will present slides and the culture of species, Siberian and Japanese irises from the over 500 he grows.

NOON

The Legacy of Cyrus Pringle, Vermont's first great plant Explorer—David Barrington, UVM—A biographical account of Cyrus Pringle's fascination with Vermont’s cultivated and wild plants.

1 PM

Legacy Trees: What It Takes To Grow Them Big--Steve Sinclair, VT Dept Forests, Parks, Recreation, Waterbury-- Tree selection and maintenance techniques to sustain trees over the long haul.

1 PM

Butterflies to Blooms—Carol Ann Margolis, Albany, NY-- Carol Ann, a former UVM lecturer, will share her expertise on attracting, raising, breeding and tagging Vermont's native butterflies.

2 PM

Part 1: Designing Beautiful Landscapes & Great Gardens - Judith Irven, VCH, Landscape Designs, Goshen - Learn step-by-step techniques for creating beautiful landscapes and livable outdoor spaces around your home.

2 PM

Public Space Legacies—Robert McCullough, UVM—Become familiar with some of Vermont’s parks and town forests, and their legacy for our state. 

3 PM

Part 2: Designing Beautiful Landscapes & Great Gardens - Judith Irven, VCH, Landscape Designs, Goshen -- Learn how flowers, shrubs and small trees can provide color, shape and texture for year-round pleasures in your garden.

3 PM

Building a Legacy with Bulbs—Sue Sullivan, Trapp Family Lodge—Learn, with slides, how to plant a garden with bulbs that will stand the test of time.

Saturday, March 2, 2002

 

Amphitheater – 1st Floor

 

Emerald III – 2nd Floor

11 AM

Starting The American Garden Legacy: Early Colonial Plantsmen and Their Discoveries-- Don Wickman, Woodstock Historical Society —Learn who is responsible for some of our present day garden plants.

11 AM

Butterflies to Blooms—Carol Ann Margolis, Albany, NY-- Carol Ann, a former UVM lecturer, will share her expertise on attracting, raising, breeding and tagging Vermont's native butterflies.

NOON

Biological Lawn Care—Paul Sachs, North Country Organics, Bradford Understanding some of the intimate connections between the visible turf and the invisible world of soil organisms is key for healthy lawns.

NOON

The Gardens of Filoli-- Layne (Mary) Tharp, VCH, Layne’s Garden Design, Montpelier-- Enjoy a slide tour of the beautiful, famous and varied gardens of Filoli, located south of San Francisco.

1 PM

Designing for a LegacyCharles Siegchrist, Barber Farm Landscape Design, Jericho—This professional will cover the basics of creating a successful and lasting landscape design.

1 PM

Attract the Birds and Bees to Your Flowers and Trees—Steve Parren, VT Dept. of Fish and Wildlife—
Learn how you can share your yard and gardens with the wildlife that surrounds us in Vermont.

2 PM

Part 1: Designing Beautiful Landscapes & Great Gardens - Judith Irven, Landscape Designs, VCH, Goshen - Learn step-by-step techniques for creating beautiful landscapes and livable outdoor spaces around your home.

2 PM

Landscape Shrubs in Vermont —Norman Pellett, Charlotte-- Former UVM Professor Dr. Pellett will describe the landscape features of shrubs, their hardiness, seasonal interest, landscape use and culture from his just revised book.

3 PM

Part 2: Designing Beautiful Landscapes & Great Gardens - Judith Irven, Landscape Designs, VCH, Goshen -- Learn how flowers, shrubs and small trees can provide color, shape and texture for year-round pleasures in your garden.

3 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.

4 PM

Starting The American Garden Legacy: Early Colonial Plantsmen and Their Discoveries-- Don Wickman, Woodstock Historical Society —Learn who is responsible for some of our present day garden plants.

4 PM

Orchids for Everyone!—Dr. Mark Starrett, UVM—Learn how to select the proper plant, how to repot and divide them, proper watering/feeding throughout the year and ways to encourage them to re-flower!

Sunday, March 3, 2002

 

Amphitheater – 1st Floor

 

Emerald III – 2nd Floor

11 AM

BonsaiSandy Anderson, Green Mountain Bonsai, Jericho—Learn the their cultural secrets for success, and many possible plants, for one of our oldest horticultural legacies.

11 AM

Gardens of Italy—Cheryl Bruce, UVM—This grad student recently toured, and will share her slides of, several famous Italian gardens—some of the most important in our legacy of landscape design.

NOON

What's New at the Vermont Community Botanical Garden —Charlie Nardozzi—Come learn the latest update and plans for the 
gardens and programs that will be happening this summer.

NOON

The Legacy of European Gardens—Judy Zsoldos, Hamlen’s Garden Center, Swanton—This avid traveler will show beautiful slides of European gardens, designed to last and create various legacies.

1 PM

Water Gardens to Last –Dave Hamlen, Hamlens Garden Center, Swanton—Discover the beauty and secrets for successful and long lasting water gardens, with many slides and tips from this professional.

1 PM

Perennials for All Gardens-- Layne (Mary) Tharp, VCH, Gregg Hill Gardens, Waterbury Ctr.-- Beautiful slides will show tried and true perennials for Vermont, as well as some lesser used plants and combinations.

2 PM

Extending the Day: A Guide to Gaining Time by Lighting the Landscape—Greg Yandow, Silvery Moon Lighting, Williston—This professional has many photos to show how to do this.

2 PM

Unusual Annuals and Tender Perennials—Kelly Sweeney, Hallock Hill Farm, Waltham—Join this still popular trend, expand your garden diversity, or recreate a Victorian garden legacy with the latest.


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