2000 Vermont Flower Show

Seminar Descriptions and Speakers

Sheraton, Burlington (I89, exit 14W)

March 3-5, 2000

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The Friday seminars in the Emerald Ballroom are sponsored by the Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Urban and Community Forestry Program.  Seminars Saturday in the Emerald Ballroom are sponsored by the Friends of the Horticulture Farm.

Friday, March 3, 2000

 

Amphitheater – 1st Floor

 

Emerald III – 2nd Floor

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.

10 AM

Views from the Road— Jean Vissering (Montpelier), Diane Gayer (Hinesburg) — A landscape architect and architect will explore European roadside planting, and a Vermont approach to conducting a visual assessment of the road viewshed.

11 AM

Who’s in Your Compost?—Wendy Sue Harper, University of Vermont, Burlington—Dr. Harper teaches a popular course at UVM on this topic, and will help you learn about all the "life" that makes successful compost.

11 AM

The Emerald Necklace and Olmsted's Legacy for The Public Landscape—Alan Banks, Frederick Law Olmstead Historic Site, Brookline—The chief historical interpreter at this site will examine the impact of this famous landscape architect

NOON

Dealing with Drought--Richard Villamil, Aquarius Landscape Sprinklers, Essex Junction—An inspiring teacher, Dr. Villamil also has many years practical experience installing home irrigation systems for summers such as our last.

NOON

Community and the Town Green—Julie Campoli (Burlington), Pat Belding (Barre), Tom Slayton (Vermont Life, Montpelier)—This panel will discuss the social and historical significance of town greens in Vermont.

1 PM

Deck and Patio Small Space Gardening—Kristina MacKulin, North Ferrisburgh—Learn how to enjoy gardening year round, and in small spaces, with ideas for arranging tubs, urns and household containers.

1 PM

Trees for the 21st Century-Steve Sinclair, Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation—This program will feature some new, under-utilized and old favorites for sustainable VT landscapes. Tree planting & care will also be covered.

2 PM

Meaningful Wedding Flowers—Gail Westbay, Mr. Twitters, Rutland—Come see the high energy, hands-on talk and learn the symbolism and scents of flowers and herbs for weddings and other meaningful events. Many great ideas.

2 PM

Community Involvement in Urban Greenspace— Patrice Kish, Jill Mahon—Ideas and strategies will be presented on the positive impact and practical activities communities can have on their town greens and greenspaces.

3 PM

Gardening Through the Seasons—Marcy Blauvelt, Gregg Hill Gardens, Waterbury Center—The gardens at Gregg Hill are a testament to the hardy perennials we can cultivate in our cold and climate, with interest for all seasons.

3 PM

Keeping Vermont Green—Dana Farley (VT Forum on Sprawl), John Kassel (Agency of Natural Resources, David Houghton (Trust for Public Land)—Patterns of Land Use to preserve downtowns, and Vermont’s landscape.

4 PM

Unusual Trees for Home Landscapes--Warren Spinner, Parks and Recreation, Burlington—As Burlington's city arborist, Warren is well qualified to illustrate some beautiful trees deserving more use, their culture and care.

4 PM

Town Green Planning and Design—VT Soc. Of Landscape Architects—This slide presentation from several practicing landscape architects showcases the concepts and principles of the design of public buildings and greenspaces.

Saturday, March 4, 2000

 

Amphitheater – 1st Floor

 

Emerald III – 2nd Floor

10 AM

Celebrating the Green—Charles Siegchrist, Barber Farm Landscape Design, Jericho—As one of the designers of this year's flower show display of this theme, Charlie will cover some "Vermont" landscape basics.

10 AM

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. Come learn some hardy ones, their culture and uses.

11 AM

Winter Gardening Under Covers—Cliff Mossey, Plattsburgh—Profit from Cliff’s 50 years of gardening. He grows flowers & vegetables year round in a low tech, economical, environmentally friendly, Zone 4 "covered garden".

11 AM

Bulbs Year Round at the Von Trapp Family Lodge—Sue Sullivan, Stowe—Sue will demonstrate her expert methods for growing bulbs outdoors in pleasing arrangements and forcing them for winter enjoyment.

NOON

Propagating Plants at Home—Norman Pellett, Charlotte—Learn everything you need to know from Dr. Pellett about starting flower and vegetable seedlings indoors, and also propagating house and garden plants by cuttings and layering.

NOON

Bold Tropical Annuals—Kelly Sweeney, Basin Harbor Resort, Vergennes—Add new color and texture to your garden by using these exotic tropical annuals. Learn what plants will succeed in Vermont and how to grow them.

1 PM

Ornamental Grasses—Eb Altmann, Hinesburg—Popular across the country, this group of plants deserves wider use in Vermont gardens for year round interest. Eb has many years experience growing them, and studying them worldwide.

1 PM

Growing Great Cut Flowers in Vermont –Judith Hall, Stratton Meadow Greenhouse, Rutland--Learn from Dr. Hall, a commercial grower and florist, some proven flowers you can grow and practical tips you can use at home.

2 PM

Children’s Historic Theme Gardening—Joseph Kiefer, Foodworks, Montpelier—Learn how to get involved with the campaign that will provide a garden in every Vermont school, telling the story of each community’s history.

2 PM

Attracting Birds and other Wildlife to Your Landscape—Steve Parren, VT Dept of Fish & Wildlife, Waterbury —This talk is your opportunity to learn which creatures to encourage & and which to avoid, and tips for doing so.

3 PM

Bonsai with Native Vermont Trees Sandy Anderson—Green Mountain Bonsai—Sandy will talk about which wild material to choose, how and when to dig it, plant it, train it, & tools needed to successfully grow your own bonsai.

3 PM

Shutterbugs in the Garden—Cheryl Dorschner, Burlington Free Press—Learn tricks of garden photography, from film & lens choices to lighting & composition. Learn what techniques to use for better results.

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 which is which.

4 PM

Gardens of Yorkshire—Ann Whitman, Bolton—Take a trip to the famous gardens of Yorkshire & explore National Trust gardens, Cistercian Abbey ruins, a village on the North Sea, a flower show and more with Ann’s beautiful slides.

Sunday, March 5, 2000

 

Amphitheater – 1st Floor

 

Emerald III – 2nd Floor

10 AM

The Vermont Community Botanic Garden--Charlie Nardozzi, National Gardening Assn., Burlington—Find out the plans and how you can participate in Vermont’s first botanic garden, plus slides of other U.S. botanic gardens.

10 AM

Edible Native & Naturalized Plants—Nicole Gorman, University of Vermont--There are many delicious wild plants to enjoy in our salads and in other ways. Here is an opportunity to learn what to look for and which to avoid.

11 AM

Be Your Own Landscape Designer—Judith Irven, Outdoor Spaces, Goshen—After this workshop, you’ll have the basics from this professional landscape designer on how to think about your own landscape, and add plants and features.

11 AM

Alpine & Rock Garden Plants—Phil Cook, Poker Hill Gardens, Underhill—Since Vermont is such a mountainous state, it’s only reasonable to garden with these versatile and charming natural plants. Learn how with Dr. Cook.

NOON

Interactive Flower Garden Design-- Jessie Bradley, Charlotte Flower Farm—You will be given graph paper to use while Jessie leads you through the various steps you need to take to create your own flower garden.

NOON

Hardy Roses—Charlie Nardozzi, National Gardening Assn., Burlington--This garden writer and engaging speaker will cover different groups of roses, the hardiest types for growing in Vermont, their winter protection and overall care.

1 PM

Hardy Rhododendrons & Azaleas— Paul Wieczorak, Champlain Valley Landscaping, Hinesburg—Here is where you can learn how to cultivate & landscape with these colorful shrubs for many years of pleasure.

1 PM

Trees & Shrubs for Dummies—Ann Whitman, Bolton—The author of the just-released book of this same title will help you learn the basics of trees and shrubs for a beautiful, successful and low maintenance landscape.

2 PM

Be Your Own Landscape Designer—Judith Irven, Outdoor Spaces, Goshen— repeat of the 11AM workshop

2 PM

Water Gardens from A to Z—Dave Hamlen, Hamlen's Garden Center, Swanton—Whether you want to plant a tub on your patio or build a pond in your backyard, this is the place to learn how to do it from start to finish.

3 PM

Interactive Flower Garden Design--Jessie Bradley, Charlotte Flower Farm—repeat of the Noon workshop

 

 

3 PM

Growing Native Wildflowers—Arthur Gilman, Marshfield-- Learn and view slides of many Vermont wildflowers from this experienced naturalist, back by popular demand. Those you can grow at home, and their culture, will be covered.


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