2005 Vermont Flower Show Activities

Children’s Activity Room

Diamond Ballroom II - Level Two

Ongoing Activities

Fabulous fun for the whole family!Come to the Children’s Activity Room to: make a hat, make a musical instrument, plant a seedling, explore worms, create your own hairy pet, make garden art, and more!

Entertainment

Friday, March 4

11:30 a.m.

Magician, Tom Joyce

Amazing, humorous entertainment! 

A blend of magic and comedy suitable for all ages!

Afterwards he will be surprising children and adults alike with his magic as he makes his way through the Flower Show.

Saturday, March 5

11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Musicians Robert Resnik and Gigi Weisman will 

entertain with magical stories and music.

Sunday, March 6

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Amphitheater)

Also for families, hands-on workshop entitled:

Making a Rainbow from Roots, Shoots and Fruits- Carol Ann Margolis, AlbanyNY-(See description in Seminar Schedule listing)

11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Mime, Robert Rivest

Robert Rivest, world renowned master of mime, will perform a humorous and entertaining show for the whole family!

This room made possible by the in-kind contributions of the following organizations and business: 



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ChittendenCounty 4-H, Claussen’s, Creative Habitat, 
Green Mountain Florist Supply, Just Dancing Gardens & Greenhouse, Scrapbook Central, Shelburne Farms, and 

The Baird Center for Children & Families.
Seminars and Activity Schedule

 
Friday, March 4, 2005

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Emerald I  Irises through the SeasonsPhil 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.

10:30a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Emerald I  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.

AmphitheaterWhat Lies Beneath – Bill Baron, The Urban Forestry Program-Close your eyes and think of a tree.What do you see?Leaves, stems, trunk.Are you forgetting something?What lies beneath?The roots!Healthy tree roots are the foundation to a healthy tree.Join us as we take a journey below ground to learn all about tree roots.

11:30 a.m. *

Diamond II

Magician, Tom Joyce

Amazing, humorous entertainment! 

A blend of magic and comedy suitable for all ages!

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Emerald I  >From Seed to Table: All about Salad GreensEllen Ecker Ogden, ManchesterVillageVermont 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 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Emerald I  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.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Amphitheater — You Can Paint Flowers!- Patricia Friedman

Delightful class & demo for aspiring watercolorists. You won’t believe what you can paint - for fun and sheer enjoyment – with popular, spirited & informative teacher/ award-winning artist, Patricia Murtha Friedman. Includes basic supplies to take home.Class size limited.Ages 16+Additional fee of $15 for materials required. Tickets available at door.

* Special Children’s Events

Friday, March 4, 2005

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Emerald I  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 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Emerald IGardens 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.

AmphitheaterWindowsill Herb Gardens- Sabrina Joy Milbury, JustDancingGardens & Greenhouse, S. Burlington– Enjoy the aroma of fresh herbs and get a jump start on spring in this fun workshop with Sabrina Joy.Each participant will plant and go home with a fragrant herb garden suitable for a sunny window or table.Class size limited. Additional fee of $20 for materials. Tickets available at the door.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Emerald I  The Art of Biological Pest Control—Colleen Armstrong, Greenhouse Manager—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 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Keynote Presentation

Emerald I  The IntimateGarden—Gordon Hayward, Putney—Our keynote speaker presents ideas and photos from his latest book about his garden in Vermont.

Gordon Hayward is a nationally recognized garden designer, writer and lecturer. He has been writing for Horticulture Magazine for 24 years, is a contributing editor at Fine Gardening Magazine and the author of six books on garden design. Hayward and his wife Mary have been developing a 1 ½ acre garden around their 200 year old farmhouse in southern Vermont for the past twenty years as well as a tiny garden outside their cottage in the Cotswold Hills of England where Mary is from. These gardens will be the subject of Hayward's new book The IntimateGarden published by WW Norton, March, 2005.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Hall  Guided Tour of the Central Display for the blind and visually impaired. $5 fee.

Seminars and Activity Schedule

Saturday, March 5, 2005

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Emerald I  "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".

AmphitheaterWhat Lies Beneath – Bill Baron, The Urban Forestry Program-Close your eyes and think of a tree.What do you see?Leaves, stems, trunk.Are you forgetting something?What lies beneath?The roots!Healthy tree roots are the foundation to a healthy tree.Join us as we take a journey below ground to learn all about tree roots.

Exhibition Hall/Central DisplayLandscaping Basics - How to Steal Ideas from the Central DisplayTim Parsons, GreenhavenGardens & Nursery – Horticulture has a grand tradition of theft; walk around with Tim as he explains some of the ideas behind the central display and how they could apply to your home and garden.We won’t tell.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Emerald I  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.

AmphitheaterAn Overview of RusticGarden Construction- Brian Gluck, Rustic Cedar- Brian is a builder of rustic cedar construction for over 10 years; building such items as garden trellises, furniture, gazebos, arbors and fences.He will discuss the philosophy of rustic building, learning the tools of the trade and materials used and demonstrate how to go about building rustic cedar construction.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Keynote Presentation

Emerald I  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.

The VAPH would like to thank the

Friends of the Horticulture Farm

as the sponsor of Saturday’s Gardening Seminars.

11:30 a.m. AND 2:00 p.m. *

Diamond II- Children’s Activity Room

Musicians Robert Resnik and Gigi Weisman will 

entertain with magical stories and music.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Emerald I  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 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Emerald I  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.

AmphitheaterComposting with Worms – Lynette Courtney & Carol Schminke, Down to Earth Worm Farm of Vermont – This lively and fun demo will teach you the how to’s of composting with worms indoors.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Emerald I  The Liquid Art of Succesful Watergardens—Dave Hamlen, Hamlen’s GardenCenter, Swanton— Learn how the liquid beauty of water can be used to create flow and excitement in the garden.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Emerald I  The Art of Healing with HerbsEdna Gates Meyer, Edna’s GardenPeru—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 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Emerald I  How Every Gardener Can Be A Successful NIIMBYRose 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.

AmphitheaterHand-tied European Bouquets—Kris Engstrom,In Full Bloom, Shelburne – Learn the classic European technique for stem gathering to form an arrangement for placing in any vase of water.This style of arranging has multiple applications and uses once you learn the basics.Each participantwill arrange and take home a hand-tied bouquet. Class size limited. First-come, first serve. Additional fee of $25 for materials required. Tickets available at the door.

Seminars and Activity Schedule

Sunday, March 6, 2005

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Emerald I  Bringing Asia to a Vermont GardenSteve 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.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Amphitheater— Making a Rainbow from Roots, Shoots and Fruits- Carol Ann Margolis, AlbanyNY-Everyone in this program will have hands-on fun creating art from parts of plants in the garden.  Children will enjoy taking the roots, shoots and fruits of plants and turning them into colorful art to decorate clothing, crafts and homes. Learn easy ways to preserve plants from the garden and nature for years to come.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Keynote Presentation

Emerald I  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 a.m. AND 2:00 p.m. *

Diamond II- Children’s Activity Room

Robert Rivest, Mime Artist

Robert Rivest, world renowned master of mime, will perform a humorous and entertaining show for the whole family!

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Emerald I  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.

AmphitheaterComposting with Worms – Lynette Courtney & Carol Schminke, Down to Earth Worm Farm of Vermont – This lively and fun demo will teach you the how to’s of composting with worms indoors.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Emerald I  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 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Emerald I  Planning Your Garden—Ron Krupp, South Burlington— This author and Vermont Public Radio commentator will help you plan and design your home garden, with topics like microclimates, windbreaks, dealing with shade and more!

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Amphitheater — You Can Paint Flowers!- Patricia Friedman - Delightful class & demo for aspiring watercolorists. You won’t believe what you can paint - for fun and sheer enjoyment – with popular, spirited & informative teacher/ award-winning artist, Patricia Murtha Friedman. Includes basic supplies to take home.

Class size limited.Ages 16+Additional fee of $15 for materials required. Tickets available at door.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Emerald I  I Want to Have a Garden, But Where Do I Start?— Judy Zsoldos, Hamlen’s GardenCenter, 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.

4:00 p.m.

ËSPECIAL EVENT:live Auction

ConferenceCenter Lobby 

Proceeds to fund VAPH programs. Bid on fabulous items, all donated by VAPH members, show exhibitors and community members!



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