2004 Vermont Flower Show

Seminar Descriptions and Speakers
"Water, Willows, and Wizards"

Sheraton, Burlington (I89, exit 14W)

February 27 – 29, 2004


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

Friday, February 27, 2004


 
Emerald I– 2nd Floor 
 
Emerald II – 2nd Floor
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Designing with Annuals and Edibles, Thinking Outside the Box--Stephanie Solt, The Inn at Essex--Photos will show new annuals and edibles, how to combine them creatively, and examples from her own designs at this popular inn.
9:30 – 10:30 AM Growing and Using Herbs for the Palate, for Health and for Beauty--Evie Pepin, Ladybug Herbs, Wolcott— Besides recommending culinary and medicinal herbs to grow, the speaker will include how to make herbal preparations: vinegars, oils and salves, and cosmetics.
11-Noon The Landscapes of Tuscany— Layne Tharp,VCH, Layne's Garden Design, Montpelier-- View the winding streets of villages and tree-lined roadways of Tuscany, the ruins of Hadrian's Villa, and the gardens of other villas.  11-Noon The Apothecary’s Garden—Laura Brown, Purple Shutter HERBS, Burlington—A fascinating look at how plants have been used from Medieval to Modern times, as both medicines and poisons.
12:30- 1:30 PM Creating a Personal Oasis----Judith Irven, Outdoor Spaces Landscape Designs, VCH, Goshen--This Vermont landscape designer will share some of her strategies and secrets to help you create a garden that is a special place and a beautiful extension to your home. 12:30- 1:30 PM Gardening for Little Wizards— Charles Siegchrist, Barber Farm Landscape Design, Jericho—This professional and instructor at UVM will provide ideas on making gardens and gardening magical for the young.
2-3PM A Primer on Biological Pest Control –Colleen Armstrong, Greenhouse Manager, UVM—Learn from someone with many years experience how you can control pests biologically in the home garden, and what plants host these beneficial organisms. 2-3PM Magical Soil—Wendy Sue Harper, University of Vermont, BurlingtonDr. Harper teaches soils at UVM, and will help you learn about all the "life" that makes soils magical. Learn why they are a foundation for successful gardens, and how to improve and treat your soil right.
3:30-4:30 PM BonsaiSandy Anderson, Green Mountain Bonsai, Jericho—Learn the magic behind bonsai culture, and the many possible plant choices, with live specimens from a professional with many years of experience. 3:30-4:30 PM Gardens of the Brandywine Valley-- Katie Elzer, Curator of Landscape, Fort Ticonderoga--Enjoy an armchair tour through several Pennsylvania gardens including Longwood, Winterthur, and the little known Mt.Cuba Center.

 

Saturday, February 28, 2004


 
Emerald I– 2nd Floor
 
Emerald II – 2nd Floor
9:30 – 10:30 AM Attract Birds and Other Wildlife to Your Yard and Gardens--Steve Parren, VT Fish & Wildlife Dept, Essex Jct.--Learn how easy it is to bring wildlife into your outdoor space, and tips on discouraging unwanted guests. 9:30 – 10:30 AM Wizardry with Annual Flowers--Liz Krieg,VCH, Rising Sun Landscape Company, Bethel, VT--Liz will give a colorful presentation of fabulous annual combinations and a sneak preview of new annuals for the 2004 season.
11-Noon Seed Starting for Less—Ron Krupp, VPR commentator and author—In addition to readings from his award-winning book, The Woodchuck’s Guide to Gardening, he’ll include low-cost materials and methods for starting seeds, and perusing seed catalogs. 11-Noon The Apothecary’s Garden—Laura Brown, Purple Shutter HERBS, Burlington—A fascinating look at how plants have been used from Medieval to Modern times, as both medicines and poisons.
12:30- 1:30 PM Heathers--Vivian Branschofsky, Little Siberia Perennials, Granville—Learn from the north country’s Queen of Heathers which to grow, and how to grow them successfully even in the coldest parts of our region. 12:30- 1:30 PM Giants and Pixies in the Garden--Alice Beisiegel, Leaves of Grass, Williston-- This local landscape designer will share her fascination with some of the most diminutive and dimensional perennials for Vermont gardens, beyond just creeping phlox and hollyhocks.
2-3PM Wizardry with Water—Dave Hamlen, Hamlen’s Garden Center, Swanton—Using water features in your landscape doesn’t require a wizard, as this expert will illustrate with photos of recent projects and many practical tips. 2-3PM Horticulture meets History in the King's Garden--Katie Elzer, Curator of Landscape, Fort Ticonderoga—She willtake you on a horticultural journey through time by sharing a hidden gem of a public garden in Vermont's backyard.
3:30-4:30 PM Creating a Personal Oasis----Judith Irven, Outdoor Spaces Landscape Designs, VCH, Goshen--This Vermont landscape designer will share some of her strategies and secrets to help you create a garden that is a special place and a beautiful extension to your home. 3:30-4:30 PM Bringing Asia to a Vermont Garden --Steve Burzon, Garden Arts Vermont Asia, Danby-- Learn how to make an interesting, stylish, practical, and unique four-season Vermont garden by bringing Japanese-style landscaping ideas and materials into your design.

Sunday, February 29, 2004


 
Emerald I– 2nd Floor
 
Emerald II – 2nd Floor
9:30 – 10:30 AM Bringing Asia to a Vermont Garden --Steve Burzon, Garden Arts Vermont Asia, Danby-- Learn how to make an interesting, stylish, practical, and unique four-season Vermont garden by bringing Japanese-style landscaping ideas and materials into your design. 9:30 – 10:30 AM Invasive plants: How gardeners can help keep them out! —Rose Paul, Nature Conservancy —Find out what's legal to buy in Vermont and what's not, which popular plants should be avoided, good alternatives, and more.
11-Noon What’s New in Trees & Shrubs--John Padua, Cobble Creek Nursery, Monkton—This professional nurseryman will share his favorite trees and shrubs for Vermont landscapes, including some of the newest, and their culture and use. 11-Noon The Apothecary’s Garden—Laura Brown, Purple Shutter HERBS, Burlington—A fascinating look at how plants have been used from Medieval to Modern times, as both medicines and poisons.
12:30- 1:30 PM Wizardry with Annual Flowers--Liz Krieg,VCH, Rising Sun Landscape Company, Bethel, VT--Liz will give a colorful presentation of fabulous annual combinations and a sneak preview of new annuals for the 2004 season. 12:30- 1:30 PM Household Insect Invaders —Jon Turmel, VT Dept of Agriculture— From Carpenter Ants to food product invaders, these insects love your home as much as you do. Learn what they are and how to manage them.
2-3PM The Landscapes of New Zealand— Layne Tharp,VCH, Layne's Garden Design, Montpelier--Be transported to the shores of the North Island, and to the glacial lakes and Remarkable Mountains on the South Island. 2-3PM The Portable Garden-- Judy Zsoldos, Hamlen’s Garden Center, Swanton—Container gardens are popular! Learn how to add portable beauty and whimsy to your garden, the secrets of making many types of container gardens, and many examples illustrated with slides.

 

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