2005 Vermont Flower Show

Seminar Descriptions and Speakers
"Art of the Garden"

Sheraton, Burlington (I89, exit 14W)

March 4-6, 2005

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

Friday, March 4, 2005

Emerald I– 2nd Floor
9:30 – 10:30 Irises through the seasons-- Phil Cook, Poker Hill Gardens, Underhill-- This will be a presentation of the remarkable variety of irises which can be grown in Vermont gardens including some little-known species recently introduced to cultivation.
10:30 –11:30 Put a Railroad in Your Garden—Ron DeYoung, Essex Junction and Llyn Rice, Cornwall—Putting a model railroad in your garden is easier than you might think. Members of the Vermont Garden Railway Society will explain how to get started
11:30- 12:30 From Seed to Table: All about Salad GreensEllen Ecker Ogden, Manchester Village—Vermont is an ideal climate for growing greens! Learn why, plus an overview of favorites, tips and tricks for growing, and ways to prepare great salads.
12:30-1:30 A Garden for all Seasons-- Judith Irven, Landscape Designer and Vermont Certified Horticulturist, Goshen-- Learn how to make your garden a parade of color throughout the summer and a picture of abstract beauty in winter.
1:30-2:30 Happy, Healthy Indoor Plants—Lynette Courtney and Carol Schminke, New Leaf Designs Eclectic Nursery/Down To Earth Worm Farm, Greensboro Bend—With years of interiorscape experience, these pros will share their secrets for success!
2:30-3:30 Gardens of Use and Delight-- Jo Ann and Jigs Gardner, Westport, NY—Subtitled "the art of combining useful and beautiful plants in an integrated landscape," this talk traces the evolution of a landscape, with emphasis on techniques and landscaping principles.
3:30-4:30 The Art of 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.
4:30-5:30 The Intimate Garden—Gordon Hayward, Putney—Our keynote speaker presents ideas and photos from his latest book about his garden in Vermont.


Saturday, March 5, 2005

Emerald I– 2nd Floor
9:30 – 10:30 "Seat of the pants" perennial flower gardening, no degree requiredVivian Branschofsky, Little Siberia Perennials, Granville—Get all your questions answered by this professional grower at a forum designed to encourage fearless gardening with what are "just plants".
10:30 –11:30 Fabulous New Plant Introductions For 2005--Liz Krieg,VCH, Rising Sun Landscape Company, Bethel-- Join Liz in this colorful presentation as she exhibits some of the superb new annuals and perennials to enter the market this year.
11:30- 12:30 Great Paintings as Inspiration for Garden Design—Gordon Hayward, Putney—Our keynote speaker reflects this year’s show theme, illustrating design principles as seen in famous paintings and their reflection in garden designs.
12:30-1:30 Making a Garden-- Judith Irven, Landscape Designer and Vermont Certified Horticulturist, Goshen-- Follow the creation of a beautiful Vermont courtyard garden. Take away design ideas and techniques for your own garden.
1:30-2:30 Gardening as TherapyPJ Long, Morrisville— This author and psychotherapist will speak about gardening as a therapeutic art, one that restores balance and offers valuable life lessons, a place to "grow ourselves" along with our plants.
2:30-3:30 The Liquid Art of Succesful Watergardens—Dave Hamlen, Hamlen’s Garden Center, Swanton— Learn how the liquid beauty of water can be used to create flow and excitement in the garden.
3:30-4:30 The Art of Healing with HerbsEdna Gates Meyer, Edna’s Garden, Peru—This herbalist with years of experience will cover many garden herbs, and how to prepare and use them safely, for healing and body health.
4:30-5:30 How Every Gardener Can Be A Successful NIIMBY—Rose Paul, Nature Conservancy, Montpelier-- No invasives in my back yard! Learn what's so bad about them, how you control them once you have them, and alternatives to plant instead.


Sunday, March 6, 2005

Emerald I– 2nd Floor
9:30 – 10:30 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. with special emphasis on conifers.
10:30 –11:30 The Uses of Stone in the Garden—Gordon Hayward, Putney—Our keynote speaker illustrates from his book on this subject the many ways you can incorporate stone.
11:30- 12:30 Art from the Garden—Carol Ann Margolis, Albany, NY—This entertaining speaker is back with an interactive demonstration of how adults and children alike can collect and use garden plants for pressing, making dyes, and other fun activities.
12:30-1:30 The Joy of Wild Mushrooming in VermontRoz Payne, Richmond-- What are Mushrooms? Where do they grow? Poison or edible? Nutritional? Learn answers from this expert, plus how to garden with fungi.
1:30-2:30 Planning Your Home Garden—Ron Krupp, South Burlington—This author and Vermont Public Radio garden commentator will help you plan and design your home garden, with topics like micro-climates, windbreaks, dealing with shade &  more.
2:30-3:30 I Want to Have a Garden, But Where Do I Start?— Judy Zsoldos, Hamlen’s Garden Center, Swanton—Beginning gardening? Then come have your questions answered on what to do, where to begin. Learn how easy it can be to have success.

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