2003 Vermont Flower Show

Seminar Descriptions and Speakers
"Over the River and Through the Woods"

Sheraton, Burlington (I89, exit 14W)

February 28 – March 2, 2003


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

Friday, February 28, 2003


 
Emerald I– 2nd Floor
 
Emerald II – 2nd Floor
9:30 – 10:30 AM Vermont's Most Wanted Invasive Plants, and What We Can Do About Them—Rose Paul, Nature Conservancy —She will describe the top 5 non-native plants that may be a problem, why, and what people are doing about them. 9:30 – 10:30 AM Our Journey Over the River and Through the Woods—Andrea Morgante, Siteworks, Hinesburg—Learn the importance of the natural landscape, and its distinction from the cultivated garden with this local landscaper.
11-Noon Making a beautiful garden--a designer’s notebook--Judith Irven, Landscape Designs, VCH, Goshen-- Strategies for creating interesting, attractive and livable outdoor spaces around your home. 11-Noon Ecological Lawn Care—Amy Ivy, Cornell Extension Educator, Clinton and Essex Counties-- Tips on how to manage your lawn using environmentally friendly methods that protect water quality.
12:30- 1:30 PM 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. 12:30- 1:30 PM Hazardous Trees, A Look at Structural Defect in Trees—Bill Baron, Forester, Essex Junction—Do your trees pose a hazard to safety? Learn how to recognize and evaluate common tree defects.
2-3 PM
Season by season in the garden-- Judith Irven, Landscape Designs, VCH, Goshen-- Learn how to select and group plants to give stunning color and texture combinations throughout Vermont’s growing season.
2-3 PM Alpine plants of the Western High Mountains--Michael Peden, Willsboro, NY--This avid alpine plant expert will show slides of some great scenery, and some great hardy alpine and rock garden plants including the more unusual.

Saturday, March 1, 2003


 
Emerald I– 2nd Floor
 
Emerald II – 2nd Floor
9:30 – 10:30 AM How to Propagate Plants—Dr. Mark Starrett, UVM-- We will explore ways to multiply your plants (houseplants and landscape plants) by using such propagation techniques as: seeds, cuttings, layering, division and grafting. 9:30 – 10:30 AM The Making of the Flower Show— Charles Siegchrist, Barber Farm Landscape Design, Jericho--Charlie will give you a behind the scenes look at how the event is planned and produced.
11-Noon Low-maintenance Perennials—Amanda Legare, Amanda’s Greenhouses and Perennials, Cabot—This perennial farmer will show slides of old favorites and new introductions, easily grown in zone 4. 11-Noon 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.
12:30- 1:30 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. 12:30- 1:30 PM Gardening with Wildlife-- Steve Parren, VT Dept. of Fish and Wildlife --Learn about enhancing your outdoor space with Vermont's wildlife and some tips on what animals to avoid.
2-3 PM Sex in the Garden—Carol Ann Margolis, Albany, NY—Once again this lively speaker is back, this year for an interactive approach to flowers and their pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and others). (Can’t attend? See Sunday.) 2-3 PM Gardens Worth a Visit--Don Wickman, Woodstock Historical Society —Widely traveled, Don is back this year with slides of various gardens and landscapes, of all sizes, worth a visit in the eastern U.S. and Canada.

Sunday, March 2, 2003


 
Emerald I– 2nd Floor
 
Emerald II – 2nd Floor
9:30 – 10:30 AM Sex in the Garden—Carol Ann Margolis, Albany, NY—Once again this lively speaker is back, this year for an interactive approach to flowers and their pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and others). (Can’t attend? See Saturday.) 9:30 – 10:30 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-Noon Spring Gardens in Holland--Judy Zsoldos, Hamlen’s Garden Center, Swanton—This avid traveler, photographer and gardener is back, this year with slides of the lovely spring gardens and bulb fields of Holland. 11-Noon Growing the Best Vegetable Garden Ever—Charlie Nardozzi, Vermont Community Botanic Garden—Learn the varieties and techniques for your best garden ever, from this popular local horticulturist.
12:30- 1:30 PM Heirloom Perennials—Rachel Kane, Perennial Pleasures Nursery, E. Hardwick—This specialist grower of antique and heirloom perennials has a wealth of knowledge, stories, lore, and culture to share about these plants. 12:30- 1:30 PM Insects that feed on trees, shrubs and turf—Jon Turmel, VT Dept of Agriculture—Join this entomologist for a slide presentation on insects that enjoy your landscape as much as you do, just in a different manner.
2-3 PM Growing Fruits Successfully— Elena Garcia, Univ. of Vermont Extension—Dr. Garcia will cover some basics on what tree and small fruits we can grow, cultural tips and pitfalls, and answer specific questions you might have to problems. 2-3 PM Wet Gardens in Dry Times –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.


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