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TABLE OF CONTENTS SHOW INFORMATION

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Dates, hours, ticket prices and purchase options for the show

SHOW GARDENS GARDEN MARKETPLACE GETTING TO THE SHOW STAFF PICKS - THE MUST SEE LIST SEMINAR SCHEDULE

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At-a-glance seminar schedule sorted by day, room and time

SEMINARS BY CATEGORY

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Get Growing: Plants, Plants and More Plants for Northwest Gardens Global Gardening: People, Places and Gardens in the Northwest and Beyond Solving Design Challenges with Style: Artistic Inspiration for Every Garden Maximizing Space: Small Space Solutions and Container Gardens Simple Sustainability: Practicing Permaculture and Organic Gardening Productive Landscapes: Edible Gardening and Urban Farming Fresh Picked: Garden-to-Table Cooking for Fun and Health Sharing the Earth: Attracting Beneficial Pollinators & Wildlife See It, Learn It, Do It: Practical Insights for Smarter Gardening Inspired by Nature: Floral Design, Garden Art and Miniature Gardening

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THERE’S MORE ONLINE! (We can’t fit all the good stuff in here!)

Be sure to check out gardenshow.com to browse our 350 Marketplace exhibitors, read all about the show gardens, see this year’s judges, reserve a hotel package, purchase show tickets, get directions, public transit, parking information and much, much more.

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SHOW INFORMATION NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW 速 FEBRUARY 11 - 15, 2015 WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER | SEATTLE

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Photo by Michael Walmsley © Northwest Flower & Garden Show

OVER AN ACRE OF GORGEOUS GARDENS 350+ MARKETPLACE EXHIBITORS 110 FREE GARDENING SEMINARS HUGE PLANT MARKET // GARDEN GALLERY VINTAGE GARDEN MARKET CITY LIVING // FLORAL COMPETITION GARDENSHOW.COM // GARDENSHOWBLOG.COM // CALENDIRT.COM // PAGE 5


SHOW GARDENS CREATIVITY BLOSSOMS ACROSS THE SHOW WITH STUNNING GARDENS THAT BOTH THRILL AND INFORM “Romance Blossoms” is a fitting theme for the 2015 edition of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show — Valentine’s Day is Saturday during the show! It’s also a time when creativity blossoms throughout the show’s acre of breathtaking gardens.

THE “SHOW’S OWN” GARDEN GRANDLY WELCOMES SHOWGOERS The romance begins the moment you enter the show. You’ll make your grand entrance through the South Hall, where the show’s own dreamy garden creation, “Romance Blossoms,” sets the stage for the 21 themed gardens by the region’s top landscape designers. There might not be a better spot to propose marriage (or a romantic interlude) than under this garden’s centerpiece arbor adorned with flowering plants. A dazzling spherical stone fountain surrounded by abundant flowers flirts with your senses, and the drama is heightened by a towering waterfall accented by flowering trees and spruces. Bandera granite has been cut and softened to provide a seating for lovers exchanging whispers of devotion. This garden love affair represents collaboration between the Northwest Flower & Garden Show staff and regional landscaping experts, including Marenakos Rock Center (Preston), Mark the Pond Guy (Sumner), Seattle Solstice (Seattle) Terra Firma Landscapes (Everett) and Windmill Gardens (Sumner). “Succulent Love,” a dramatic living-art homage to love, told in the language of plants — a lavish, 14-ft.-high “heart” formed with over 15,000 hand-planted sedum plants — is yet another stunning ode to romance and Photo by Michael Walmsley Valentine’s Day. Created by California-based visionary © Northwest Flower & Garden Show nurseryman Robin Stockwell, the one-of-a-kind piece will showcase 10 different species of sedums artfully planted over the past several months. Stockwell shares his expertise in designing living garden tapestries, and the creation of the show’s excusive heart piece during his seminar, “A Living Heart Through Succulent Art,” Saturday, February 14 at 7 p.m. The region’s top Garden Creators are embracing the show-wide “Romance Blossoms” theme — and there will be more eye-popping color than ever! The show’s amazing collection of 21 marquee display gardens will feature upwards of 50% more flowers in glorious bloom, thanks to the show’s commitment to an expanded “forcing” program in collaboration with Cascade Cuts (Bellingham) and Windmill Gardens (Sumner). These gardens reflect the expertise of their Garden Creators — blending plants, hardscapes and art into jewellike settings accented by theatrical lighting. Stunning to admire, they are full of inspirational features you can incorporate into your own garden.

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THE LINE-UP OF GARDEN CREATORS INCLUDES: ADAM GORSKI LANDSCAPES - North Bend THE GROUNDS PROFESSIONALS - Mukilteo ARBORETUM FOUNDATION - Seattle TREELINE 360O DESIGN CO - Portland ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS - Seattle (SUSIE THOMPSON DESIGNS) - Seattle WEST SEATTLE NURSERY - Seattle DAKARA LANDSCAPE DESIGN - Edmonds WHITBY LANDCARE & DESIGN - Kenmore ELANDAN GARDENS - Bremerton EVERGREEN LANDSCAPING & PONDS - Olympia FANCY PLANTS GARDENS, INC. - Bothell FLOWER GROWERS OF PUGET SOUND (SKAGIT GARDENS) - Mount Vernon GREAT PLANT PICKS - Seattle KAREN STEFONICK DESIGN - Woodinville MCAULIFFE’S VALLEY NURSERY - Snohomish NATURE PERFECT INC. - Olympia NORTHWEST ORCHID SOCIETY - Seattle OLIANA GARDENING - Seattle PAMELA RICHARDS GARDEN DESIGN - Seattle SUSAN BROWN LANDSCAPE DESIGN - Everett b

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GARDEN MARKETPLACE DISCOVER THE HOTTEST NEW PRODUCTS, PLANTS AND ONE-OF-A-KIND VINTAGE ITEMS IN THE “MARKETPLACE” With over 350 high-quality exhibitors, it’s a spectacular shopping opportunity for one-of-a-kind gift items, musthave plants, the hottest new garden tools, hand-crafted art and furniture, vintage garden wares, books, specialty seeds and more. This one-stop shopping destination attracts quality exhibitors from around the U.S. and Canada. And if you’re looking for last minute Valentine’s Day gifts, the Marketplace is sure to have that special item! The show is renowned as a gardening trendsetter, and if you’re looking for a distinctive addition to your garden or home, or just the right tool, the “Marketplace” probably has it. The Plant Market is filled with mini-nurseries, where you’ll find woodland plants and ferns, specialty orchids, fragrant plants, interesting trees and shrubs, house plants and an enormous selection of bulbs and seeds. Many exhibitors have innovative tools and time-saving devices to help you get the most out of your gardening experience, plus quality clothing and footwear designed to keep you comfortable and fashionable no matter what the weather brings.

The Vintage Garden Market is THE place to shop for recycled, repurposed, and one-of-a-kind home and garden items. A collection of top local vendors will showcase architectural salvage pieces, vintage signage and artwork, repurposed furniture, lighting and more. Look for imaginative pieces by skilled artists ranging from statuary, fountains, metal sculptures, birdhouses, lanterns, both original paintings and quality prints. Your purchases won’t slow you down — check them at one of the show’s free and convenient package-check stations and keep shopping! Be sure to bring this Preview Guide to the show for a handy reference of the seminars.

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GETTING TO THE SHOW The Northwest Flower & Garden Show presents at The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) located at the intersection of 7th & Pike St in downtown Seattle. The physical address of the Convention Center is: 800 Convention Pl., Seattle, WA 98101.

LINK LIGHT RAIL

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show would like to encourage everyone to take public transportation to and from the show. It is safe, fast and very convenient. The Central Link travels from Sea-Tac airport to downtown Seattle. The terminus of the light rail is Westlake Station, just blocks from the entrance to the show.

BUS

Are you coming from N. Seattle? If so, King County Metro Route 41 has a direct route from the Northgate Park n’ Ride to Convention Place Station. Bus routes also served from this station are 41, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 101, 102, 106, 111, 150, 177, 178, 212, 216, 217, 218, 219, 255, 316, and 550. Please visit metro.kingcounty.gov for more information and to create a custom trip.

PARKING

There are many parking choices around the event. The Convention Center garage and Freeway Park garage are conveniently located near the Convention Center. We encourage you to arrive early if you plan on parking in either the Convention Center lot or Freeway Park. These lots do tend to fill up fast. Below are a few garages located within a few blocks of the Convention Center

Scan this QR code with your smart phone for real-time parking space availability at a handful of garages throughout Downtown Seattle.

1. Convention Center Parking - 1380 8th Ave 2. Freeway Park Garage - 1300 Hubbell Pl 3. Ampco Parking – 1515 7th Ave 4. Standard Parking – 520 Pike St 5. Republic Parking – 1420 5th Ave 6. Union Square Garage – 601 Union St 7. Ampco Parking – 1408 4th Ave 8. Standard Parking – 409 Union St

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STAFF PICKS THE MUST SEE LIST

HERE’S WHAT THE PEOPLE WHO BRING YOU THE NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW ARE EXCITED ABOUT IN 2015. “I’ve finally mastered growing tomatoes, and my children love to pick them. Now I want to learn about other veggies my kids will love to grow, so I’ll be checking out the seminars on edible gardening. With 110 free seminars there’s something for everyone.” ~ Terry O’Loughlin, Show Producer “I met my wife through the garden show and we married last summer. Since the show runs over Valentine’s Day, and our theme is “Romance Blossoms,” it would be really romantic to propose in a beautiful Show Garden. Then enjoy a glass of champagne to celebrate in the Wine Garden.” ~ Jeff Swenson, Show Manager “My wife and I need a new car, and she doesn’t want another pickup. We’ll be looking at the latest Subaru Forester on the SkyBridge. It’s the size she wants, but easily hauls plenty of plants, pavers and bags of soil for garden projects.” ~ Lloyd Glasscock, Garden Coordinator “I live in a condo, so I love small space gardening ideas. Our City Living gardens on the SkyBridge are loaded with ideas for containers and seating on a patio or balcony. That’s the first place I go every year when the show opens — with my camera.” ~ Linda Knudsen, Exhibits Manager “My schedule is tight during the show; it’s hard to shop our great Marketplace. So I check out gardenshow.com in advance to browse our 350 Exhibitors. With some determined shopping, I always find lots of new things for the house and garden.” ~ Janet Endsley, Seminar Manager “My daughter was born during the 2010 garden show. Now she loves coming to the show and exploring the Family Farming Center, learning about plants and bugs and petting small animals. Plus the Treasure Hunt keeps her entertained for hours.” ~ Kyle Aronson, Webmaster/Graphics “We did a mock run-through for our new Garden Wars. I loved it! I can’t wait to see two teams of novice gardeners compete to design and install a garden in two hours — with crazy “challenges” thrown in. It’s like a live reality show every day — bloopers included.” ~ Courtney Goetz, Social Media Manager

“I love everything about the Vintage Garden Market. The 18 stores do an amazing job staging it all. Everywhere I turn there’s something I absolutely want. It’s so popular that things sell quickly, but they keep bringing more.” ~ Michelle Derbes, Show Assistant “Seeing our inspiring Show Gardens is like having a free consult with 25 leading Northwest designers. Water features, cool plants, beautiful hardscapes, outdoor cooking and living areas — when I get home I have so many photos and ideas for new garden projects.” ~ Karin O’Loughlin, Sponsorship Manager “I don’t do much gardening, but I love weird plants. I’m excited to see “Succulent Love,” the 14-ft. high heart, made with over 15,000 succulents, in the South Lobby. It will get a lot of buzz and be great for selfies.” ~ Eric McMurry, Sales Associate “I work mostly with exhibitors, so I follow the show on Facebook and Instagram, and read The Garden Show Blog. And I like to go to the #nwfgs Tweetup to get a swag bag of garden goodies to give to my Mom.” ~ Nick Carroll, Sales Associate

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SEMINAR SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY | FEBRUARY 11 RAINIER ROOM

All seminars 45 minutes unless noted

10:30 AM The Best of 30 Years on the Garden Beat

Anne Raver — 2015 Show Judge and garden columnist, New York Times

11:45 AM A Passion For Plants: Marrying Garden Design and Plant Collecting Troy B. Marden — 2015 Show Judge, TV host and designer, Troy Marden Garden Design, Nashville

1:00 PM 90 Minutes

GARDENING 101: SMALL SPACE SOLUTIONS Small Makeovers with Big Impact

Susan Morrison — Designer, Creative Exteriors Landscape Design and app developer, ‘Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens’

Pop-Up Gardens: Creative Ways to Use Unused Spaces Donna Balzar — Author, No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening

Coloring Outside the Lines to Enlarge Your Space Lucy Hardiman — Designer, Perennial Partners

3:15 PM

Inspirational Gardens from Fine Gardening’s Garden Photo of the Day Blog

4:30 PM

The Art of Accessorizing: A Garden is More Than Just Plants

5:45 PM

Grow, Cook and Eat to Diminish Diabetes

7:00 PM

The Renovated Garden and Rejuvenated Gardener

Michelle Gervais — Senior editor, Fine Gardening magazine

Linda Engstrom, FAPLD — 2015 Show Judge and designer, Garden Aesthetics, Portland Robin Haglund — President, Garden Mentors® Inc.

Marianne Binetti — TV host of ‘Dig in Seattle’ and author, Edible Gardening for WA and OR

HOOD ROOM

All seminars 45 minutes

10:00 AM How Mason Bees Can Save the World—One Backyard at a Time Dave Hunter — Owner, Crown Bees

11:15 AM Design Your Garden Oasis with Practical Permaculture

Jessi Bloom — Owner, NW Bloom Ecological Landscapes and co-author, Practical Permaculture Dave Boehnlein — Owner, Terra Phoenix Design and co-author, Practical Permaculture

12:30 PM The Layered Garden

David Culp — Author, The Layered Garden and owner, Brandywine Cottage

1:45 PM

Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses

3:00 PM

Slow Landscaping – Symbiosis of Art and Nature

4:15 PM

Get Vertical! Grow 35 Organic Plants in Only 2 Square Feet

5:30 PM

Designing with Nature: Planting for Pollinators

6:45 PM

Growing Beauties: Meconopsis, Cardiocrinum and Species Rhodies

Stephanie Cohen — The Perennial Diva, author of The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer Claire T. Jones — Designer, Claire Jones Landscapes and blogger TheGardenDiaries.com Shawna Coronado — Blogger, columnist and author, Grow a Living Wall: Create Vertical Gardens With Purpose Lorene Edwards Forkner — Editor, Pacific Horticulture and author, Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening Steve Hootman — Executive Director and Curator, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

DIY STAGE

All seminars 60 minutes

10:00 AM Discover the Simplicity and Beauty of Ikebana Nobuko Relnick — Instructor of Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Seattle

11:45 AM The Squish Factor: Designing Abundant Containers

Karen Chapman — Container garden designer, Le Jardinet, and co-author, Fine Foliage

1:30 PM

Edible Adornments: Flavor, Wrap and Decorate Homemade Cheese

3:15 PM

Winter Wonderland: Choice Plants for Beauty in Winter Gardens

5:00 PM

How to Grow a Garden in Miniature

6:45 PM

From Lawn to Lunch: Introduction to Small Space Vegetable Gardening

Claudia Lucero — Owner, UrbanCheesecraft.com and author, One Hour Cheese Nicholas Staddon — Director of New Plants, Monrovia

Janit Calvo — Author, Gardening in Miniature and owner, Two Green Thumbs Stacy Davison — Founder, Seattle Urban Farm School and blogger, SeattleSeedling.com

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THURSDAY | FEBRUARY 12 RAINIER ROOM

All seminars 45 minutes unless noted

10:30 AM Northwest Gem: Explore the Jane Platt Garden

Linda Engstrom, FAPLD — 2015 Show Judge and designer, Garden Aesthetics, Portland

11:45 AM Plant This Instead: Looking Past the Usual Suspects

Troy B. Marden — 2015 Show Judge, TV host and designer, Troy Marden Garden Design, Nashville

1:00 PM 90 Minutes

GARDENING 101: THE BEAUTY OF WINTER Real Gardens Don’t Do Dormant

Mark Weathington — Assistant Director and Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum

Tiny Gems: Snowdrops and Other Bulbs

John Grimshaw — Director, The Yorkshire Arboretum, U.K. and author, Snowdrops

How Hellebores Can Take Center Stage

David Culp — Author, The Layered Garden and owner, Brandywine Cottage

3:15 PM

Beyond Plants: Art in the Garden

4:30 PM

Adventures on the Farm

5:45 PM

Native Plants Are Cool

7:00 PM

Slave to the Goddess Flora? How to Become a Lazy Gardener

Lucy Hardiman — Designer, Perennial Partners

Anne Raver — 2015 Show Judge and garden columnist, New York Times Sean Hogan — Owner, Cistus Nursery and author, Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates Mark Weathington — Assistant Director and Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum

HOOD ROOM

All seminars 45 minutes

10:00 AM Get Vertical! Grow 35 Organic Plants in Only 2 Square Feet

Shawna Coronado — Blogger, columnist and author, Grow a Living Wall: Create Vertical Gardens With Purpose

11:15 AM Trials and Tribulations of Gardening: Dirty Ladies Doing Standup Stephanie Cohen — The Perennial Diva, author of The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer Dawn Hummel — Marketing Manager, UpShoot and owner, BeeDazzled Gardens

12:30 PM Sex in the Garden – Planting for the Bees

Claire T. Jones — Designer, Claire Jones Landscapes and blogger TheGardenDiaries.com

1:45 PM

Innovative Food Gardening and Where It’s Going

3:00 PM

It Would Be Better with Vampires: Adding Drama to the Garden

4:15 PM

Where There’s a Garden, There’s a Story

5:30 PM

Picture Perfect Plant Portraits

6:45 PM

Hanky-Panky in the Shade

Brian Minter — Co-owner and president, Minter Country Garden Store

Susan Morrison — Designer, Creative Exteriors Landscape Design and app developer, ‘Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens’ Donald Olson — Travel writer and author, Pacific Northwest Garden Tour David E. Perry — Photographer, The 50 Mile Bouquet and Gardening for Sustainability Karen Chapman — Container garden designer and co-author, Fine Foliage

DIY STAGE

All seminars 60 minutes

10:00 AM Edible Adornments: Flavor, Wrap and Decorate Homemade Cheese Claudia Lucero — Owner, UrbanCheesecraft.com and author, One Hour Cheese

11:45 AM Towering Tubers: Grow 20 lbs. of Spuds in Less Than 4 Square Feet Danielle Sherry — Senior Editor, Fine Gardening magazine

1:30 PM

Farmer John’s Top Tips For a Garden From Seed To Table

3:15 PM

It’s Not Magic: Conjuring up Imaginative Container Gardens

5:00 PM

In Good Taste: Enjoy Bouquets and Décor From Your Edible Garden

6:45 PM

Botanical Beverages: Toasting a Healthier Happy Hour

Farmer John Muller — Owner, The Heirloom Seed Store and Daylight Farms Barbara Wise — Author, Container Gardening for All Seasons

Stefani Bittner — Co-author The Beautiful Edible Garden and Co-owner, Star Apple Edible Gardens Mary Beth Shaddix — Cooking Light gardener and columnist and co-owner, Maple Valley Nursery, AL Beth Evans-Ramos — Blogger, MamaKnowsHerCocktails.com

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FRIDAY | FEBRUARY 13 RAINIER ROOM

All seminars 45 minutes unless noted

10:30 AM The Celebration of Eccentricities: Famous People and Their Plants Tony Avent — Horticulturist, author and owner, Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, NC

11:45 AM On the Edge: One Englishman’s Experience with Planthunting Nick Macer — Plantsman and owner, Pan Global Plants, Gloucestershire, U.K.

1:00 PM 90 Minutes

GARDENING 101: MY PLANT LIST IS COOLER THAN YOUR PLANT LIST Plants So Amazing, You’ll Think We’re Making Them Up!

Sean Hogan — Owner, Cistus Nursery and author, Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates

Pan Global Plant Perfection - The Ultimate Guide to Temperate Treasures Nick Macer — Plantsman and owner, Pan Global Plants, Gloucestershire, U.K.

Who Kept the Dogs Out – Purrfect Gems to Invite into Your Garden Tony Avent — Horticulturist, author and owner, Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, NC

3:15 PM

Express Yourself: Cultivating Garden Style

4:30 PM

The Lure of Plants: Unearthing the Roots of Ciscoe’s Obsessions

5:45 PM

Flash of Silver: Edible Gardening to Nourish and Inspire

7:00 PM

Welcoming Pollinators Into Edible Gardens

Rochelle Greayer — Author, Cultivating Garden Style and founder/editor of Pith + Vigor Ciscoe Morris — Radio, TV host, columnist and author, Ask Ciscoe

Graham Kerr — Author, Growing at the Speed of Life and former ‘Galloping Gourmet’ TV Star. Tammi Hartung — Co-owner, Desert Canyon Farm and author, The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener

HOOD ROOM

All seminars 45 minutes

10:00 AM Top Gardening Secrets From the Experts

Teresa O’Connor — SeasonalWisdom.com blogger and co-author, Grocery Gardening

11:15 AM Creating Your Own Beautiful Edible Garden

Stefani Bittner — Co-author, The Beautiful Edible Garden and co-owner, Star Apple Edible Gardens

12:30 PM Cold Climate Gardening: It’s More Than the Zone

Cheryl Moore-Gough — Adjunct Asst. Professor of Horticulture, Montana State University

1:45 PM

Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

3:00 PM

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden

4:15 PM

Yes You Can! Easy Canning for Gardeners

5:30 PM

37 Native Gems for Northwest Gardens

6:45 PM

Accessible Gardens – Gardening for All

David Mizejewski — TV personality and naturalist with National Wildlife Federation

Roy Diblik — Author, The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden and owner, Northwind Perennial Farm Theresa Loe — Co-Executive Producer, ‘Growing A Greener World’ and founder, LivingHomegrown.com Mark Turner — Garden photographer and author, Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest Shirley Pinchev Sidell — National expert on Biblical Gardens

DIY STAGE

All seminars 60 minutes

10:00 AM Love/Hate Your Orchids? Rekindle the Romance with Your Orchids Joe Grienauer — Owner, Emerald City Orchids

11:45 AM It’s Not Magic: Conjuring up Imaginative Container Gardens Barbara Wise — Author, Container Gardening for All Seasons

1:30 PM

1 Bunch, 3 Ways: Arranging Common Flowers into Uncommon Bouquets

3:15 PM

In Good Taste: Enjoy Bouquets and Décor From Your Edible Garden

5:00 PM

Beauty from Glass: Getting Started on 2D Mosaic Art

6:45 PM

No Space? No Dirt? Get Growing with Hydroponics

Debra Prinzing — Creator, Slowflowers.com and author, Slow Flowers

Stefani Bittner — Co-author The Beautiful Edible Garden and co-owner, Star Apple Edible Gardens Mary Beth Shaddix — Cooking Light gardener and columnist and co-owner, Maple Valley Nursery, AL Mark Brody — Artist, art teacher and author, Garden Mosaic Projects Greg Hendrick — Owner/Manager, Foody Garden Towers

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SATURDAY | FEBRUARY 14 RAINIER ROOM

All seminars 45 minutes unless noted

10:30 AM Express Yourself: Cultivating Garden Style

Rochelle Greayer — Author, Cultivating Garden Style and founder/editor of Pith + Vigor

11:45 AM Discovering the Truth: Adventures Testing Garden Products and Practices Jeff Gillman — Author, The Truth about Garden Remedies and The Truth About Organic Gardening

1:00 PM 90 Minutes

GARDENING 101: COUNTRY ANIMALS AND CITY GARDENS Bring Beneficial Bees into Your Backyard Robin Haglund — President, Garden Mentors® Inc.

Basic Goat Keeping for Urban and Suburban Homes

Lacia Lynne Bailey — Owner, Serendipity Gardens and breeder of Champion Goats

What the Cluck? Getting Started on Keeping Chickens

Jessi Bloom — Owner, NW Bloom Ecological Landscapes and co-author, Practical Permaculture Design

3:15 PM

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden

4:30 PM

Separate Beds: How to Maintain a Beautiful Garden Along with Your Marriage

5:45 PM

Gourmet Gardening: Transform Everyday Edibles into Gourmet Treats

7:00 PM

A Living Heart Through Succulent Art

Roy Diblik — Author, The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden and owner, Northwind Perennial Farm Ciscoe Morris — Radio, TV host, columnist and author, Ask Ciscoe Mary Morris — Business partner and garden tour leader with Ciscoe Morris

Andrea Bellamy — Author of Small Space Vegetable Gardens and HeavyPetal.ca blogger Robin Stockwell — Owner, Succulent Gardens Nursery, California

HOOD ROOM

All seminars 45 minutes

10:00 AM Frugal is Fabulous: Clever Ways to Save Money in the Garden Teresa O’Connor — SeasonalWisdom.com blogger and co-author, Grocery Gardening

11:15 AM Peaceful Ways to Handle Wildlife Challenges

Tammi Hartung — Co-owner, Desert Canyon Farm and author, The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener

12:30 PM Mow No More: Beautiful No-Mow Yards

Evelyn J. Hadden — Author, Beautiful No-Mow Yards and GardenRant.com blogger

1:45 PM

Splashy or Serene? Designing with Foliage Colors Tailor-made for your Garden Style.

3:00 PM

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden

4:15 PM

Myths, Lies, and All The Latest Dirt

5:30 PM

Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to Aphrodisiac Plants

6:45 PM

The Holy Grail: How to Grow Great Tomatoes from Seed to Harvest

Christina Salwitz — Owner and blogger, The Personal Garden Coach and co-author, Fine Foliage Jessica Walliser — Radio host and author, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden C.L. Fornari — Garden writer and author, Coffee for Roses Helen Yoest — Author, Plants with Benefits and Gardening With Confidence

Craig LeHoullier — Author, Epic Tomatoes and tomato advisor for The Seed Savers Exchange

DIY STAGE

All seminars 60 minutes

10:00 AM Romantic Seasonal Floral Arrangements for Any Occasion Rizanino Reyes — Owner, RHR Horticulture and Landwave Gardens

11:45 AM Show and Smell: How to Grow Your Own Herb Spa

Sue Goetz — Designer and owner, Creative Gardener and author, The Herb Lovers Spa

1:30 PM

Beauty from Glass: Making 3D Mosaic Art

3:15 PM

Pruning Garden Roses

5:00 PM

Germinating a Great Garden: Seed Starting 101

6:45 PM

Creating Outdoor Furniture from Found, Salvaged and Free Materials

Mark Brody — Artist, art teacher and author, Garden Mosaic Projects Paul Zimmerman — FineGardening.com blogger, rosarian and author, Everyday Roses Charlie Nardozzi — Radio and TV host and author, Urban Gardening for Dummies and Foodscaping James Taylor — Lead Designer, Ballard Reuse

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SUNDAY | FEBRUARY 15 RAINIER ROOM

All seminars 45 minutes unless noted

10:30 AM Keeping it Simple: Easy Harvest Pruning for Fruit Trees Ann Ralph — Author, Grow a Little Fruit Tree

11:45 AM Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to Aphrodisiac Plants Helen Yoest — Author, Plants with Benefits and Gardening With Confidence

1:00 PM 90 Minutes

GARDENING 101: BUSTING GARDEN MYTHS The Real Dirt on Mulches & Soil Amendments

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott — Author, The Informed Gardener and WSU Asso. Professor and Extension Specialist

Flower Garden Follies

C.L. Fornari — Garden writer and author, Coffee for Roses

Pros and Cons of Using Fertilizers and Pesticides

Jeff Gillman — Author, The Truth about Garden Remedies and The Truth About Organic Gardening

3:15 PM

Off the Vine: A Selection of Epic Tomatoes for Northwest Gardens

4:30 PM

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden

Craig LeHoullier — Author, Epic Tomatoes and tomato advisor for The Seed Savers Exchange Jessica Walliser — Radio host and author, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden

HOOD ROOM

All seminars 45 minutes

10:00 AM Everyday Roses - Growing Roses Sustainably

Paul Zimmerman — FineGardening.com blogger, rosarian and author, Everyday Roses

11:15 AM Hellstrip Gardening: Paradise at the Curb

Evelyn J. Hadden — Author, Beautiful No-Mow Yards and GardenRant.com blogger

12:30 PM Getting Started with the Right Cuts: Pruning Your New Tree Cass Turnbull — Founder, Plant Amnesty and author, Guide to Pruning

1:45 PM

The Herb Lovers Spa Garden

3:00 PM

Get Growing: A Guide to Incredible Edibles in Containers

4:15 PM

Great Plant Picks: Making the Best Spring Garden

Sue Goetz — Designer and owner, Creative Gardener and author, The Herb Lovers Spa Andrea Bellamy — Author, Small Space Vegetable Gardens and HeavyPetal.ca blogger Richie Steffen — Curator, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden

DIY STAGE

All seminars 60 minutes

10:00 AM Container Gardening with Japanese Maples Barry Hoffer — Arborist and owner, Maples for all Seasons

11:45 AM Beneficial Orchard Mason Bees: Our Northwest Native Pollinator James Ullrich — Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited, Gig Harbor

1:30 PM

Germinating a Great Garden: Seed Starting 101

3:15 PM

1 Bunch, 3 Ways: Arranging Common Flowers into Uncommon Bouquets

5:00 PM

Life of the Garden Party: Botanical Beverages

Charlie Nardozzi — Radio and TV host and author, Urban Gardening for Dummies and Foodscaping Debra Prinzing — Creator, Slowflowers.com and author, Slow Flowers

Lorene Edwards Forkner — Editor, Pacific Horticulture and author, Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening

NOTE: Speaker schedule subject to change. No refunds. Please visit us at gardenshow.com/seminars for the most current seminar schedule and speaker biographies.

Check out gardenshow.com/seminars for more speaker information and plan your days at the show. If you missed a seminar and the speaker provided a handout, we will post the handout by 9pm the same day. You can download the handout at any time after it’s posted by clicking on the seminar title. (Note: not all speakers provide handouts.)

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SEMINARS BY CATEGORY

GET GROWING: PLANTS, PLANTS AND MORE PLANTS FOR NORTHWEST GARDENS LANDSCAPING WITH ORNAMENTAL GRASSES Stephanie Cohen — The Perennial Diva, author of The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer Gardeners often underuse or overuse ornamental grasses. Stephanie Cohen will show you how to use beautiful ornamental grasses to make sustainable and pleasing designs, focusing on both new and tried-and-true grasses that fit these categories. The love affair of gardeners with grasses has led to the Perennial Plant Association picking Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ as the best perennial for 2014. Discover why grasses continue to rise in popularity in the USA. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow WINTER WONDERLAND: CHOICE PLANTS FOR BEAUTY IN WINTER GARDENS Nicholas Staddon — Director of New Plants, Monrovia So often gardeners spend cold, dreary winter months simply gazing out the window, dreaming of the garden to come. Nicholas will introduce you to a dazzling array of plants for the winter landscape — cool colorful conifers, wonderful woody ornamentals and superb shrubs. This is a real gardening 101 session, as well as a memory jog for experienced gardeners, on plants we should be enjoying from the inside — looking out at the beautiful winter landscape. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage GROWING BEAUTIES: MECONOPSIS, CARDIOCRINUM AND SPECIES RHODIES Steve Hootman — Executive Director and Curator, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Not everyone can have a full-fledged botanical garden in their back yard. But some choice plants shouldn’t only be seen in botanical gardens — everyone can grow some of the beauties found in the RSBG — and Steve will tell you how. If you have ever marveled at their vivid swath of blooming gentian blue meconopsis, gazed up at towering Cardiocrinum or admired bold flowering Rhododendrons when visiting the RSBG, discover how to grow them in your own garden. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room PLANT THIS INSTEAD: LOOKING PAST THE USUAL SUSPECTS Troy B. Marden — 2015 Show Judge, TV host and designer, Troy Marden Garden Design, Nashville No one needs to settle for a boring landscape, filled with the usual plants found in ho-hum stores and popping up in all the neighbors’ front yards. Elevate your garden from the humdrum to the exceptional by discovering some unusual selections that perform just as well as the run-of-the-mill plants you’re tired of seeing. As you think about your upcoming garden, skip the ordinary and go for the extraordinary! Thursday, Feb 12 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow PAGE 18 // NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW // SHOW PREVIEW GUIDE


GARDENING 101: THE BEAUTY OF WINTER REAL GARDENS DON’T DO DORMANT Mark Weathington — Assistant Director and Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum TINY GEMS: SNOWDROPS AND OTHER BULBS Dr. John Grimshaw — Director, The Yorkshire Arboretum, U.K. and author, Snowdrops HOW HELLEBORES CAN TAKE CENTER STAGE David Culp — Author, The Layered Garden and owner, Brandywine Cottage There’s no reason for winter gardens to be dreary. Winter flowers, exciting evergreens, and architectural beauty make winter one of the best times to garden and with the influx of fascinating new plants, we’ve only scratched the surface of what can be done in the “off” season. Mark Weathington talks about ways to liven up the winter garden, you’ll fall in love with John Grimshaw’s Galanthus (Snowdrops) and David Culp will intensify your craving for a NW favorite – Hellebores. Thursday, Feb 12 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow NATIVE PLANTS ARE COOL Sean Hogan — Owner, Cistus Nursery and author, Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates Sean will focus on both overlooked western natives and brand new introductions that allow us to design climateadapted plants into every garden situation. Featuring everything from tree-forming manzanitas to the smallest of ground-hugging Ceanothus, and what Sean feels are the most exciting perennials, he’ll provide a unique perspective on those plants that provide ecosystem services. Add these natives to your list of must-have plants for the coming year! Thursday, Feb 12 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow HANKY-PANKY IN THE SHADE Karen Chapman — Container garden designer, Le Jardinet, and co-author, Fine Foliage Foliage is the ultimate garden flirt. Discover their secret rendezvous as we peer into the garden shadows. Using examples from containers as well as landscapes we’ll reveal the brazen, the demure, the naughty and the nice and see how they play together when they think no-one is looking. Get ready to add some spice to your shade! Thursday, Feb 12 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow GARDENING 101: MY PLANT LIST IS COOLER THAN YOUR PLANT LIST PLANTS SO AMAZING, YOU’LL THINK WE’RE MAKING THEM UP! Sean Hogan — Owner, Cistus Nursery and author, Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates PAN GLOBAL PLANT PERFECTION - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TEMPERATE TREASURES Nick Macer — Plantsman and owner, Pan Global Plants, Gloucestershire, U.K. WHO KEPT THE DOGS OUT – PURRFECT GEMS TO INVITE INTO YOUR GARDEN Tony Avent — Horticulturist, author and owner, Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, NC Gardening goes global – three acclaimed globetrotting plantsmen and nursery owners, hailing from around the globe, will engage in some friendly horticultural one-upmanship, as they share their carefully curated list of coveted plants with a big dose of cool factor. Join Sean Hogan of Cistus Nursery, Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery, and Nick Macer of Pan Global Plants for a fast-paced seminar that will leave you desiring these primo plants for your own garden. Friday, Feb 13 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room

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THE KNOW MAINTENANCE PERENNIAL GARDEN Roy Diblik — Author, The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden and owner, Northwind Perennial Farm We’ve all seen gorgeous perennial gardens packed with color, texture, and multi-season interest. Designed by a professional and maintained by a crew, they are aspirational bits of beauty too difficult to attempt at home. Or are they? Achieving a beautiful perennial garden is all about understanding the partnership between the gardener, the plants, and nature. In this seminar Roy explains how knowing your plants is the key to a beautiful, lowmaintenance garden. Friday, Feb 13 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow Saturday, Feb 14 at 3:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow THE LURE OF PLANTS: UNEARTHING THE ROOTS OF CISCOE’S OBSESSIONS Ciscoe Morris — Radio, TV host, columnist and author, Ask Ciscoe There’s more to a plant than a pretty flower. Ciscoe will share the attributes and qualities of his favorite plants, and give tips to keep them looking their best in your garden. Friday, Feb 13 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow 37 NATIVE GEMS FOR NORTHWEST GARDENS Mark Turner — Garden photographer and author, Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest More than 5000 species of plants are native to the Pacific Northwest, from delicate annuals to towering conifers. Learn about a few showy and garden-worthy selections for both spotlight and problem areas of your garden, including wet shade, dry shade, sun-baked west-facing slopes, front entries, prickly barriers and more. Natives thrive in all those places! Mark’s stunning photography will show you how these natives might fit into your personal landscape. Friday, Feb 13 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow PLANTS WITH BENEFITS: AN UNINHIBITED GUIDE TO THE APHRODISIAC PLANTS IN YOUR GARDEN Helen Yoest — Author, Plants with Benefits and Gardening With Confidence Are some plants aphrodisiacs, or is that just a myth? Helen takes us on a romp through history, lore and ethnobotany to find out how these plants got their “hot” reputation – and what modern science says. Discover which common garden plants and favorite edibles have that “something extra,” plus, growing tips and recipes for preparing teas, potions and tasty treats for your pleasurable use. Can a plant create feelings of arousal, contentment or receptivity? Find out! Saturday, Feb 14 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow Sunday, Feb 15 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow EVERYDAY ROSES - GROWING ROSES SUSTAINABLY Paul Zimmerman — FineGardening.com blogger, rosarian and author, Everyday Roses Healthy soil directly affects disease resistance. A mixed planting affects insect control and so on. This philosophy applies to all aspects of gardening - not just to roses. But roses greatly benefit from sustainable, organic practices. Based on the sustainable care methods discussed in his book, Paul will show you how sustainable gardening is a philosophy applied to the entire garden and it all interrelates. Sunday, Feb 15 at 10:00 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow GREAT PLANT PICKS: MAKING THE BEST SPRING GARDEN Richie Steffen — Curator, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden A Northwest spring is the most beautiful 6 months of the year! A cascade of plants can flower from the gray days of January to the budding days of summer in late June. The Great Plant Picks education program highlights the best and most reliable plants for our gardens, featuring choice selections for flower, foliage and a long season of interest. These aren’t flash-in-the-pan newcomers, but time-tested stalwarts of the garden selected by the region’s top horticulturists. Sunday, Feb 15 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room PAGE 20 // NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW // SHOW PREVIEW GUIDE


Photo © Ashley DeLatour by Christina Salwitz & Karen Chapman from Fine Foliage, courtesy of St. Lynn’s Press Photo (page 18) © Roy Diblik from The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden, courtesy of Timber Press

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GLOBAL GARDENING: PEOPLE, PLACES AND GARDENS IN THE NORTHWEST AND BEYOND THE BEST OF 30 YEARS ON THE GARDEN BEAT Anne Raver — 2015 Show Judge and garden columnist, New York Times With 30 years of writing about gardens for daily newspapers, including the New York Times, Anne Raver will share the highlights of being on the garden trail, which has taken her all over the country, down the Amazon River, and up to the Arctic Circle. Discover some of her favorite gardens and public spaces and what they have taught her about plants, design and the environment. If something grows somewhere, Anne has undoubtedly visited, and has a story to tell. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room NORTHWEST GEM: EXPLORE THE JANE PLATT GARDEN Linda Engstrom, FAPLD — 2015 Show Judge and designer, Garden Aesthetics, Portland The garden of John and Jane Platt is beloved by Portlanders and its many visitors. It began in the early 1940’s and was lovingly tended by John and Jane for many years. Then they handed it off to their son David. The entire family, along with countless gardening staff, has cared for it over the decades. The Jane Platt Garden is one of the best examples of the quintessential Northwest style garden. Enjoy its rich history, with both the house and the garden representing exceptional design features. Thursday, Feb 12 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF GARDENING: DIRTY LADIES DOING STANDUP Stephanie Cohen — The Perennial Diva, author of The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer Dawn Hummel — Marketing Manager, UpShoot and owner, BeeDazzled Gardens Join Stephanie and Dawn in a comedic commentary on the trials and tribulations on gardening from an East vs. West coast perspective as well as middle age vs. ‘mature’ digging in the dirt. They look at the stages in a gardener’s life like a marriage, with all the phases (dating, courtship, marriage bliss and divorce) that a gardener can experience. They’re the dynamic duo of calling it like they see it with their gardening do’s and don’ts. Thursday, Feb 12 at 11:15 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow WHERE THERE’S A GARDEN, THERE’S A STORY Donald Olson — Travel writer and author, Pacific Northwest Garden Tour Passion, ambition, determination—every garden has a human story to tell. In this entertaining and informative presentation, travel writer Donald Olson takes you on a tour of the great gardens of the Pacific Northwest as he tells the stories—and reveals the secrets—behind their creation. If you’re a plant lover and a Northwest explorer, you’ll relish this wonderful blend of horticulture and history. Thursday, Feb 12 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow PAGE 22 // NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW // SHOW PREVIEW GUIDE


ADVENTURES ON THE FARM Anne Raver — 2015 Show Judge and garden columnist, New York Times Anne Raver talks of her return to the family farm in Maryland after 20 years of gardening on the rooftops and community gardens of Manhattan and Brooklyn. She and her husband, Rock, built a SoHo-like loft in the barn, learned to drive the 1949 Farmall tractor, and converted two acres of compacted clay soil to productive gardens. They discovered (after many mistakes) the secrets of the soil, the life cycles of insects and birds, the tenacity of invasive weeds, and their favorite plants. Thursday, Feb 12 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room TOP GARDENING SECRETS FROM THE EXPERTS Teresa O’Connor — SeasonalWisdom.com blogger and co-author, Grocery Gardening Imagine being able to spend quality time with expert garden writers and landscape designers you’ve seen in books, magazines and television programs! Well, this seminar is the next best thing. The lively talk shares gardening secrets from the pros who really know their stuff. Hear their expert advice on everything from planning a new garden to selecting the right plants and maintaining your outdoor spaces properly. Friday, Feb 13 at 10:00 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow THE CELEBRATION OF ECCENTRICITIES: FAMOUS PEOPLE AND THEIR PLANTS Tony Avent — Horticulturist, author and owner, Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, NC Acclaimed plantsman and nursery owner Tony Avent shares some of his favorite stories about plant hunting around the globe and his fellow plant hunters. These are the adventurous people who help to feed our obsession with plants, bringing new varieties to nurseries and breeding plants to make them perform better in our gardens. This is a must see for both the plant collector, and anyone who has an appreciation for the fascinating world of botany and horticulture. Friday, Feb 13 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room ON THE EDGE: ONE ENGLISHMAN’S EXPERIENCE WITH PLANTHUNTING Nick Macer — Plantsman and owner, Pan Global Plants, Gloucestershire, U.K. Nick Macer is always on the go, searching for new plants to add to the nursery’s incredible list of rare and eclectic plants. U.K.’s Plan Global Plants has been described as “a nursery that makes you want to dig up every plant you have and start over again.” Case in point: over 60 varieties of Hydrangea. Nick will share highlights from his sojourns to Chile, N. Vietnam, Mexico, Morocco, Guizhou – China and Manipur – NE India. Friday, Feb 13 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room A LIVING HEART THROUGH SUCCULENT ART Robin Stockwell — Owner, Succulent Gardens Nursery Robin Stockwell has created some show-stopping succulent art for garden shows. But most people don’t want a massive revolving globe of the Earth on their patio. So how do you go from big, over-the-top succulent masterpieces, to do-it-yourself options scaled for the Pacific Northwest home and garden? Learn the inside secrets to building a big structure, how to make your own succulent containers and wall hangings and Robin’s favorite colorful, bullet-proof succulents for the Northwest. Saturday, Feb 14 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room

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SOLVING DESIGN CHALLENGES WITH STYLE: ARTISTIC INSPIRATION FOR EVERY GARDEN A PASSION FOR PLANTS: MARRYING GARDEN DESIGN AND PLANT COLLECTING Troy B. Marden — 2015 Show Judge, TV host and designer, Troy Marden Garden Design, Nashville Troy Marden is a self-confessed passionate plant collector. When you’re plant driven, how do you make a cohesive garden that is not a messy hodge-podge? Troy covers good design principles that can apply to any gardening climate, since great design is great design, no matter where you garden. Troy will share some of his favorite plants, from the simple to the sublime, focusing on plant combinations, looking at color, form, texture, and fragrance. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow THE LAYERED GARDEN: DESIGN LESSONS FOR YEAR-ROUND BEAUTY David Culp — Author, The Layered Garden and owner, Brandywine Cottage David shows gardeners how to recreate the majestic display of his beloved Brandywine Cottage. It contains a basic lesson in layering — how to choose the correct plants by understanding how they grow and change throughout the seasons, how to design a layered garden, and tips on maintaining a layered garden. To illustrate how layering works, David will take you on a virtual tour through each part of his celebrated garden. The lecture culminates with his signature plants for all four seasons. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow SLOW LANDSCAPING – SYMBIOSIS OF ART AND NATURE Claire T. Jones – Designer, Claire Jones Landscapes and blogger, The Garden Diaries There is a cultural revolution that says faster is always better; ‘instant’ is everywhere. In contrast, the slow movement seeks to finish endeavors at the “right” speed – completing it as well as possible – instead of as fast as possible. Quality over quantity is emphasized with ‘slow landscaping,’ a process that is done with planning, thought, and sustainability. Like a gardener planting a seed, the creation of a sustainable, livable, and beautiful landscape takes time and patience. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room

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INSPIRATIONAL GARDENS FROM FINE GARDENING’S GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY BLOG Michelle Gervais — Senior editor, Fine Gardening magazine Michelle brings all new inspirational gardens to share. Public gardens and professionally designed landscapes are wonderful sources of inspiration, but we often forget that some of the most beautiful gardens in the world are created in humble backyards, by passionate self-taught gardeners with seemingly unlimited creativity and energy. These everyday gardens are great sources of ideas and encouragement, and we feature a new one each day on Fine Gardening’s Garden Photo of the Day (GPOD) blog. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 3:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow THE ART OF ACCESSORIZING: A GARDEN IS MORE THAN JUST PLANTS Linda Engstrom, FAPLD — 2015 Show Judge and designer, Garden Aesthetics, Portland What makes a garden functional? Memorable? It’s not just the plants. There are many things to consider when designing your ‘dream’ garden — seating, gates, pergolas, water features, walls, sculpture, and more and they appear in gardens all over the world. Portland-based designer Linda Engstrom, FAPLD, will share artful strategies on how you can add these finishing touches to your own garden. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room IT WOULD BE BETTER WITH VAMPIRES: ADDING DRAMA TO THE GARDEN Susan Morrison — Designer, Creative Exteriors Landscape Design and app developer, ‘Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens’ Want to add style, intrigue or mystery to your garden? Do you dream of a landscape that’s attractive from day into night, season after season? Using classic movie monsters and creatures of the night for her inspiration, Susan shares ideas for creating a garden that shines in the evening, looks good in any season and incorporates the magical properties of “the rule of three.” Vampires, witches and otherworldly villains invest any situation with the promise of hip, exciting energy! Thursday, Feb 12 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow BEYOND PLANTS: ART IN THE GARDEN Lucy Hardiman — Designer, Perennial Partners Adding garden art and ornaments to your garden is another way to celebrate your creative spirit. No matter the size or style of your garden there are myriad ways to enhance the design and ambience with the addition of artfully placed sculpture, artifacts, found objects or collections. Thursday, Feb 12 at 3:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow EXPRESS YOURSELF: CULTIVATING GARDEN STYLE Rochelle Greayer — Author, Cultivating Garden Style and founder/editor of Pith + Vigor Discover your own style! Rochelle shows how you can take a critical look at your own tastes in many areas of your life — fashion, home décor and hobbies — and then helps you translate it to an imaginative garden that exudes your personality. Learn how to define your personal style, how to translate it to a garden, and how to bring together the various pieces into a unique, cohesive garden. Get creative with building your own stylish personal space! Friday, Feb 13 at 3:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow Saturday, Feb 14 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow ACCESSIBLE GARDENS – GARDENING FOR ALL Shirley Pinchev Sidell – National expert on Biblical Gardens Nearly 57 million people — 19% of the population — had a disability in 2010. Don’t let age, accident or disability stop you from enjoying your garden. Start planning your way out of trouble, frustration and aching muscles right now. Bring the soil to a height that suits you, get the right tools, reduce weeds by mulches or permeable fabric. Make your personal or public garden accessible to all — especially you! Friday, Feb 13 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room

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MOW NO MORE: BEAUTIFUL NO-MOW YARDS Evelyn J. Hadden — Author, Beautiful No-Mow Yards and GardenRant.com blogger Tired of mowing? Evelyn showcases inspiring examples to help you rethink your yard. You’ll see lively grass gardens, shady havens, elegant edibles, lawnless stroll gardens, and low-care living carpets, more. Learn cutting-edge, ecologically sound ways to convert your yard to a no-mow garden, how to choose groundcover plants based on their different behaviors; ways to kill a lawn; and designing large-scale features with woody plants. Still love the look of grass? Discover lawns that need less mowing/watering/chemicals. Saturday, Feb 14 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow SPLASHY OR SERENE? DESIGNING WITH FOLIAGE COLORS TAILOR-MADE FOR YOUR GARDEN STYLE Christina Salwitz — Owner and blogger, The Personal Garden Coach and co-author, Fine Foliage Discover practical insights into using foliage that sets your garden up for success with style that lasts through all four seasons. Looking through the kaleidoscope of foliage color options, from delicate and somber to eyesearing and energetic, you will come away with great ideas and inspiration about which foliage colors fit into your personal rainbow of design ideas. Saturday, Feb 14 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow SEPARATE BEDS: MAINTAIN A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN ALONG WITH YOUR MARRIAGE Ciscoe Morris — Radio, TV host, columnist and author, Ask Ciscoe Mary Flewelling Morris — Business partner and garden tour leader with Ciscoe Morris Ciscoe and Mary share the pros and cons of dividing the garden into his and her beds. Find out how they resolve the garden wars that inevitably occur when two garden experts try to garden together. Saturday, Feb 14 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow HELLSTRIP GARDENING: PARADISE AT THE CURB Evelyn J. Hadden — Author, Beautiful No-Mow Yards and GardenRant.com blogger Across the country, overlooked landscapes languish in urban parking strips and alongside driveways and alleys. These semi-public spaces don’t often support healthy lawns, but they can host thriving gardens that add beauty and provide ecological services, dramatically improving their surroundings. Evelyn lays out strategies for addressing common challenges including street trees, poor soil, laws and covenants, unsightly equipment, pedestrian traffic, and more. Take steps to improve our shared environment and your own life — dive in and design a hellstrip garden! Sunday, Feb 15 at 11:15 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow THE HERB LOVERS SPA GARDEN Sue Goetz — Designer and owner, Creative Gardener and author, The Herb Lovers Spa Take an intermission from the stress of the day in your own garden! Sanctuary in the garden can be as simple as seating in the midst of a woodland or a private outdoor bath. Surround yourself with aromatic plants and comfortable living spaces to fill your senses with an at-home spa experience. Designer Sue Goetz shares how you can surround yourself with your own retreat, personalized for your needs. Sunday, Feb 15 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

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MAXIMIZING SPACE: SMALL SPACE SOLUTIONS AND CONTAINER GARDENS THE SQUISH FACTOR: DESIGNING ABUNDANT CONTAINERS Karen Chapman — Container garden designer, Le Jardinet, and co-author, Fine Foliage When it comes to beautiful garden containers, ‘more is more.’ This is no time for restraint! When you think you have enough plants — add at least one more. Container designer Karen Chapman will demonstrate how you can seriously stuff those pots to overflowing — without compromising design or plant health. We’ll look at roots, shoots and soil to be successful as we squish. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow GARDENING 101: SMALL SPACE SOLUTIONS SMALL MAKEOVERS WITH BIG IMPACT Susan Morrison — Designer, Creative Exteriors Landscape Design and app developer, ‘Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens’ POP-UP GARDENS: CREATIVE WAYS TO USE UNUSED SPACES Donna Balzer — Author, No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES TO ENLARGE YOUR SPACE Lucy Hardiman — Designer, Perennial Partners How do you make a small garden more inviting? What do you do with awkward spaces? How can color and scale make a small garden feel larger? Susan Morrison shares before-and-after makeovers and simple, budget-friendly touches. Donna Balzer will show you how to transform garden waste spaces into garden growing areas — maximizing your harvest with pop-up gardens. And Lucy Hardiman shows how you can fool the eye with color, making less seem more. Each short seminar will be packed with big ideas! Wednesday, Feb 11 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow IT’S NOT MAGIC: CONJURING UP IMAGINATIVE CONTAINER GARDENS Barbara Wise — Author, Container Gardening for All Seasons Barbara will transform three containers showing you the many different looks you can create over the year by changing out plants, adding fun accents, and using the planters in unique ways. As she goes through these steps, she’ll also hone in on some of the basics of container planting that make for successful gardening – and slip in a few tricks of the trade! Even better – everything Barbara uses can be found at the garden show! Thursday, Feb 12 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow Friday, Feb 13 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow

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NO SPACE? NO DIRT? GET GROWING WITH HYDROPONICS Greg Hendrick — Owner/Manager, Foody Garden Towers Have you ever wondered what hydroponics was all about? Do you live in a condo or an area where you can’t grow edibles, but yearn to have your own vegetable garden? Then discover hydroponic gardening! Greg will give an overview of various hydroponic systems, discuss advantages and disadvantages, and how you can maximize small spaces to grow significant produce, and the relative cost of hydroponic gardening vs. the savings for buying fresh vegetables and herbs. Friday, Feb 13 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage CONTAINER GARDENING WITH JAPANESE MAPLES Barry Hoffer — Arborist and owner, Maples for all Seasons We are moving into homes with smaller gardens, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a beautiful garden with Japanese Maples. Barry will discuss how you can have these graceful small trees in your garden, even if you don’t have soil. He’ll cover picking the proper container, the best kind of Japanese Maples for containers and our Mediterranean climate, the best soils for best results, and year-round Japanese Maple care. Sunday, Feb 15 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage

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SIMPLE SUSTAINABILITY: PRACTICING PERMACULTURE AND ORGANIC GARDENING DESIGN YOUR GARDEN OASIS WITH PRACTICAL PERMACULTURE Jessi Bloom — Owner, NW Bloom Ecological Landscapes and co-author, Practical Permaculture Design Dave Boehnlein — Owner, Terra Phoenix Design and co-author, Practical Permaculture Design Can you imagine an Eden or paradise, in which your thriving garden nourishes all of your needs? It is not only possible, but they will offer easy step-by-step instructions on how to do it! Learn about making your garden dreams come true with award-winning designer Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein, co-authors of Timber Press’ new book Practical Permaculture. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 11:15 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow DISCOVERING THE TRUTH: ADVENTURES TESTING GARDEN PRODUCTS AND PRACTICES Dr. Jeff Gillman — Author, The Truth about Garden Remedies and The Truth About Organic Gardening “Garden Professor” Jeff Gilman looks at some of the garden gurus out there and some of the home remedies they recommend. He’ll talk about his own research that confirms or refutes the usefulness of home remedies — much of this research was done for Fine Gardening magazine. Saturday, Feb 14 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow MYTHS, LIES, AND ALL THE LATEST DIRT C.L. Fornari — Garden writer and author, Coffee for Roses Often the information that’s passed from gardener to gardener is rock solid wisdom, but other commonly held beliefs about plants and gardens are misleading or out and out false. Additionally, new research might contradict traditional gardening practices. This down-and-dirty talk helps gardeners sort through the folklore and hype surrounding plants, practices and products. Saturday, Feb 14 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

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GARDENING 101: BUSTING GARDEN MYTHS THE REAL DIRT ON MULCHES & SOIL AMENDMENTS Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott — Author, The Informed Gardener and WSU Horticulture instructor FLOWER GARDEN FOLLIES C.L. Fornari — Garden writer and author, Coffee for Roses PROS AND CONS OF USING FERTILIZERS AND PESTICIDES Dr. Jeff Gillman — Author, The Truth About Garden Remedies and The Truth About Organic Gardening Many gardeners learn about gardening the old-fashioned way — sharing tales with fellow gardeners. Countless myths persist, and not all are good garden practice. Find out what you should and shouldn’t be doing to maintain a healthy organic garden. Our myth-busters will share which organic gardening methods are good or bad, and why. Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott will give you the dirt on mulches and soil amendments; C.L. Fornari shares plantspecific myths, and Dr. Jeff Gilman sheds light on fertilizers and pesticides. Sunday, Feb 15 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow

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PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES: EDIBLE GARDENING AND URBAN FARMING GET VERTICAL! GROW 35 ORGANIC PLANTS IN ONLY 2 SQUARE FEET Shawna Coronado — Blogger, columnist and author, Grow a Living Wall: Create Vertical Gardens With Purpose Shawna talks about the easy way to grow vertically and how to grow 30+ plants in 2 square feet. She will showcase her acclaimed organic front-yard vegetable garden and her sustainable ideas for organic soil maintenance, water collection, and artful reuse of home items as vertical wall systems. Shawna donates over 100 lbs. of food every season to the local food pantry, so she’ll share ideas for you. But don’t leave early – you’ll miss Shawna’s prize giveaways! Wednesday, Feb 11 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow Thursday, Feb 12 at 10:00 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow GROW, COOK AND EAT TO DIMINISH DIABETES Robin Haglund — President, Garden Mentors® Inc. If you have blood sugar challenges, growing lower carb plants may be a high priority. In her poignant, personal story of triumph in the face of insulin resistance, Robin will share her favorite tasty, easy-to-grow edibles, recipes and menu items that are now her current staples. She’ll remind you seeking medical advice is critical to managing Diabetes, but learning to cultivate and eat these crops has enabled her family and others to thrive rather than merely survive. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room FROM LAWN TO LUNCH: INTRODUCTION TO SMALL SPACE VEGETABLE GARDENING Stacy Davison — Founder, Seattle Urban Farm School and blogger, SeattleSeedling.com Learn the fundamental skills needed to grow organic food in small spaces! Using a mock-up of a raised bed, Stacy will describe the process of setting up a raised bed from start to finish, with a focus on growing the maximum amount of food in a small space. She’ll cover preparing the site, general raised bed information, preparing the bed; seed sowing 101 and thinning/transplanting techniques to give your veggies room to grow. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage TOWERING TUBERS: GROW 20 LBS. OF SPUDS IN LESS THAN 4 SQUARE FEET Danielle Sherry — Senior Editor, Fine Gardening magazine For those seeking to grow their own spuds in a small space or in a vole-prone area or for those wanting to keep their crop somewhat contained in case disease strikes, a potato tower is an excellent solution. Ranging from 2 to 4 feet tall, this unique vertical column made of straw is simple to build and produces a high yield. Find out how to construct one at this fun and informative DIY demonstration. Thursday, Feb 12 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage PAGE 32 // NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW // SHOW PREVIEW GUIDE


INNOVATIVE FOOD GARDENING AND WHERE IT’S GOING Brian Minter — Co-owner and President, Minter Country Garden Store Growing one’s own food has taken a quantum leap forward! The latest research has resulted in new fruits and vegetables that are easy to grow in shorter timeframes and produce high quality crops with great flavor. Nutritional values are also now being measured to ensure the foods we grow offer added health benefits. Most new food gardens are now being grown in containers, and creative designs can make a huge difference in these gardens. Discover why! Thursday, Feb 12 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room CREATING YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL EDIBLE GARDEN Stefani Bittner — Co-author, The Beautiful Edible Garden and co-owner, Star Apple Edible Gardens We’ve all seen the vegetable garden overflowing with corn, tomatoes, and zucchini that looks good for a short time, but then quickly turns straggly and unattractive. If you want to grow food but you don’t want your yard to look like a farm, what can you do? Stefani will share how to utilize perennial edible plants throughout your landscape. Edible plants can provide you with both an aesthetically pleasing garden and one that really works for you – providing you with plentiful harvests year round. Friday, Feb 13 at 11:15 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow FLASH OF SILVER: EDIBLE GARDENING TO NOURISH AND INSPIRE Graham Kerr — Author, Growing at the Speed of Life and former ‘Galloping Gourmet’ TV Star Graham Kerr, the high-octane former ‘Galloping Gourmet’ — one of the very first ‘food network’ style shows on television worldwide — shares his own story of being inspired by Pacific Northwest gardeners and his mission to inspire more people to grow, eat and share edible gardens. Now in his 80’s, Graham still gardens and tackles weeds with gusto, along with inspiring audiences everywhere to grow more food and become involved in more resilient plants, people and the planet. Friday, Feb 13 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow GARDENING 101: COUNTRY ANIMALS AND CITY GARDENS BRING BENEFICIAL BEES INTO YOUR BACKYARD Robin Haglund — President, Garden Mentors® Inc. BASIC GOAT KEEPING FOR URBAN AND SUBURBAN HOMES Lacia Lynne Bailey — Owner, Serendipity Gardens and breeder of Champion Goats WHAT THE CLUCK? GETTING STARTED ON KEEPING CHICKENS Jessi Bloom — Owner, NW Bloom Ecological Landscapes and co-author, Practical Permaculture Design Many gardeners are realizing the healthiest garden systems emulate nature, and include animals. They are taking the next step beyond vegetable gardens to incorporate chickens, bees, and even goats into their gardens. Animals and plants have specific relationships and needs, in order to thrive and be productive together. Lacia Lynn Bailey, Robin Haglund and Jessi Bloom will teach the basics of how to beautifully incorporate these increasingly popular small animals into home landscapes. Saturday, Feb 14 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow GOURMET GARDENING: TRANSFORM EVERYDAY EDIBLES INTO GOURMET TREATS Andrea Bellamy — Author of Small Space Vegetable Gardens and Heavy Petal blogger Gardening for foodies! Forget expensive, frou-frou entrees — grow your own edibles and discover what gourmet really means. This seminar is full of lush, beautiful photographs and introduces gardeners to some truly gourmet vegetables, from unusual (“specialty” herbs, fruits, and vegetables) to the heirloom varieties of our more common edibles. Vancouver author and edible gardener extraordinaire Andrea Bellamy teaches gardeners how to turn an everyday edible into a gourmet treat. Saturday, Feb 14 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow Photo (upper left) © Shoe Heel Factory, from Epic Tomatoes by Craig LeHoullier, courtesy of Storey Publishing CATEGORY CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE

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THE HOLY GRAIL: HOW TO GROW GREAT TOMATOES FROM SEED TO HARVEST Craig LeHoullier — Author, Epic Tomatoes and tomato advisor for The Seed Savers Exchange Every gardener who grows a plant has a story to tell, tips to share and challenges to endure. Craig will share the various tips and tricks gleaned from his 35 years of gardening with tomatoes. From seed starting to harvest, growing in traditional dirt gardens, containers or straw bales, and battling all of the various challenges each season provides, Craig will reveal his favorite and most effective techniques. Saturday, Feb 14 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow GET GROWING: A GUIDE TO INCREDIBLE EDIBLES IN CONTAINERS Andrea Bellamy — Author of Small Space Vegetable Gardens and Heavy Petal blogger Do you want to grow edibles, but feel you don’t know how? Here’s a great beginner’s guide to growing vegetables, herbs, and fruit in containers year round. This step-by-step presentation covers everything you need to know to get growing, from choosing and planting containers, to designing show-stopping edible container displays. Andrea will also cover small-space techniques such as succession sowing, vertical gardening, season extension, and more. This summer you’ll be harvesting a bounty of edibles! Sunday, Feb 15 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow OFF THE VINE: A SELECTION OF EPIC TOMATOES FOR NORTHWEST GARDENS Craig LeHoullier — Author, Epic Tomatoes and tomato advisor for The Seed Savers Exchange Craig LeHoullier has a special passion for tomatoes — juicy, just-off-the-vine homegrown tomatoes. He will inspire you to grow great tomatoes and expand your choices beyond the ordinary. By sharing knowledge gained from growing hundreds of tomatoes over decades, Craig will explore the many color, size and shape options, and relate why tomato flavors can be likened to wine tasting in its many complexities. Think a tomato is just a tomato? You’ll be thinking differently after this seminar. Sunday, Feb 15 at 3:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow

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FRESH PICKED: GARDEN-TO-TABLE COOKING FOR FUN AND HEALTH EDIBLE ADORNMENTS: FLAVOR, WRAP AND DECORATE HOMEMADE CHEESE Claudia Lucero — Owner, UrbanCheesecraft.com and author, One Hour Cheese Imagine relaxing outside, eating fresh homemade cheese delicately adorned with edible flowers and herbs from your very own garden! Learn how to make cheese using farm fresh ingredients — with no complex or hard-tofind ingredients, and little prep time, and how herbs, spices, and edible flowers can be used to both decorate your cheese and elevate its flavor. Plus, learn to wrap cheeses using grape leaves, corn husks and seaweed, plus delicious foolproof formulas to make cocktails and tapenades. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow Thursday, Feb 12 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow BOTANICAL BEVERAGES: TOASTING A HEALTHIER HAPPY HOUR Beth Evans-Ramos — Blogger, MamaKnowsHerCocktails.com Drink to your health with boozy botanical beverages. Filled with herbs, lots of organic garden ingredients — fruits, vegetables, edible flowers, and most importantly — heavenly flavor. Learn how easy it is to create bitters, tinctures, elixirs and other intoxicating infusions, along with lots of hot tips, techniques, and recipes for spirited and non-alcoholic sips. Tipsy twists on classic cocktails, plus all new Mama Beth original recipes. It’s a happy hour brimming with gardening, bartending, herbal medicine, and delectable drinks. Thursday, Feb 12 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage YES YOU CAN! EASY CANNING FOR GARDENERS Theresa Loe — Co-Executive Producer, ‘Growing A Greener World TV’ and founder, LivingHomegrown.com As a gardener, you can be a great canner because you understand the value of well-grown produce. All you need are some solid canning skills and you can “put-up” seasonal food that is locally sourced, organic, GMO-free, delicious and available year round! Theresa will share how canning makes for a more sustainable kitchen, how to capture that flavor with basic canning techniques including advanced flavor-enhancing tips, and discuss the best plants to take your preserves to the next level. Friday, Feb 13 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room LIFE OF THE GARDEN PARTY: BOTANICAL BEVERAGES Lorene Edwards Forkner — Editor, Pacific Horticulture and author, Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening Toast the coming growing season! Extract, infuse and mix things up with garden-based shrubs, tisanes, and punches. Spark your next garden party with these simple kitchen recipes and endless garden variations. Sunday, Feb 15 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow

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SHARING THE EARTH: ATTRACTING BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS & WILDLIFE HOW MASON BEES CAN SAVE THE WORLD—ONE BACKYARD AT A TIME Dave Hunter — Owner, Crown Bees The native mason bee is an overlooked superior pollinator in both our backyards and orchards. Learn about “solitary” bees, why they are gentle, and how they are an answer to our honey bee challenge. Discover their life cycle, how to attract and care for them, and specifically what you can do to achieve success — including a national program to exchange your excess bees for free nesting material, which then shifts the bees to orchards to increase food production. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 10:00 am / Hood Room DESIGNING WITH NATURE: PLANTING FOR POLLINATORS Lorene Edwards Forkner — Editor, Pacific Horticulture and author, Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening Craft a design-driven, nature-friendly landscape where people, plants, insects, birds, and animals amicably coexist. Discover stylish solutions, smart practices, and inspired approaches to creating a lively garden that’s good for the planet. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow SEX IN THE GARDEN – PLANTING FOR THE BEES Claire T. Jones – Designer, Claire Jones Landscapes and blogger, The Garden Diaries Diverse varieties of native pollinators were here long before the European import of the honeybee. There are simple things responsible gardeners can do to attract nature’s allies. A growing awareness of honeybee decline has increased interest in native pollinators, often more efficient at pollinating than honeybees. Whether you garden in containers or a large garden, adding pollinator-friendly plants ensures a garden filled with beautiful fragrant flowers which will draw butterflies, birds, bees, and hummingbirds. Thursday, Feb 12 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room ATTRACTING BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER BACKYARD WILDLIFE David Mizejewski — TV personality and naturalist with National Wildlife Federation One of the joys of gardening is creating a beautiful, natural space that you and the backyard wildlife can enjoy. David loves sharing about creating wildlife-friendly gardens. Discover the four components of habitat – food, water, shelter and places to raise young, how to observe and enjoy wildlife and avoid critter-conflicts, the vital role of native plants in the garden, and tips for sustainable gardening practices. Learn how to have your garden recognized as an official “Certified Wildlife Habitat.” Friday, Feb 13 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

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WELCOMING POLLINATORS INTO EDIBLE GARDENS Tammi Hartung — Co-owner, Desert Canyon Farm and author, The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener You can encourage pollinators to visit your edible garden, and the whole garden. Learn what plants are important to grow to supply food for pollinators, how to create places for them to live, and how to avoid causing harm to pollinators. All of these steps will support the pollinators: honeybees, native pollinating insects, hummingbirds, bats, butterflies and moths. Tammi will paint a lovely picture of how you can benefit from the pollinators in your garden. Friday, Feb 13 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow PEACEFUL WAYS TO HANDLE WILDLIFE CHALLENGES Tammi Hartung — Co-owner, Desert Canyon Farm and author, The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener Tammi will offer insights into different wildlife issues that commonly arise in the garden, and effective but peaceful ways to address those problems for gardeners wishing to co-exist with wildlife rather than “ban” wildlife. Discover which plants, tools, and remedies can be used to discourage or re-direct critters, repel or distract wildlife, and ways to totally prevent access, without causing harm, to wildlife — as a last resort when all else fails. Saturday, Feb 14 at 11:15 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow ATTRACTING BENEFICIAL BUGS TO YOUR GARDEN Jessica Walliser — Radio host and author, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden Understanding the cycle of predator and prey is an integral part of growing organically. Jessica shines light on the methods needed to attract beneficial insects to the garden — and keep them there. She explains the intricate connections between plants and insects, the need for maintaining the garden’s natural balance, plus describes many species of beneficial insects found across North America and their favorite host plants. You’ll never look at bugs the same way again! Saturday, Feb 14 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow Sunday, Feb 15 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow BENEFICIAL ORCHARD MASON BEES: OUR NORTHWEST NATIVE POLLINATOR James Ullrich — Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited, Gig Harbor The mason bee is a non-aggressive pollinator native to our area. Jim will cover all of the mason bees’ needs, including proper housing, housing location, plants to assist in the success of bringing mason bees into one’s yard, and maintenance of a colony during the pollination process. He will review weather cycles that affect our bees, predator issues, and success stories, how to have a successful crop of bees and storing the bees from year to year. Sunday, Feb 15 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage

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SEE IT, LEARN IT, DO IT: PRACTICAL INSIGHTS FOR SMARTER GARDENING THE RENOVATED GARDEN AND REJUVENATED GARDENER Marianne Binetti — TV host of ‘Dig in Seattle’ and author, Edible Gardening for WA and OR If you’re a well-seasoned gardener, you’ll appreciate Marianne Binetti as she shares her tips on how to upgrade, energize and renew a mature or overgrown landscape. Plus she’ll cover how to organize your time in the garden so you can do more in less time, and minimize sore muscles and injuries. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow FARMER JOHN’S TOP TIPS FOR A GARDEN FROM SEED TO TABLE Farmer John Muller — Owner, The Heirloom Seed Store and Daylight Farms Farmer John will share his knowledge and family secrets on vegetable and flower growing to help you take your seed to the table. As an urban farmer growing for farmers’ markets, select restaurants, and even his grandchildren, his approach works for first time gardeners, seasoned pros, and those who love to eat what they grow! Farmer John will cover soil preparation, seed germination, planting, and how and when to harvest, including his Top Ten Tips. Thursday, Feb 12 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage PICTURE PERFECT PLANT PORTRAITS David Perry — Photographer, The 50 Mile Bouquet and Gardening for Sustainability It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have — you can learn to make stunning plant portraits with just a handful of easy to understand principals. Join David for a lively and inspiring exploration of his own adventures as a plant portraitist, from making better close-ups, to capturing the dreamy moods that will elicit the ooohs and ahhhs of others. Learn how seeing better pictures in your mind’s eye will improve the photos you actually capture, and how to avoid many common pitfalls. Thursday, Feb 12 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow SLAVE TO THE GODDESS FLORA? HOW TO BECOME A LAZY GARDENER Mark Weathington — Assistant Director and Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum Gardening is easy – don’t let the experts tell you otherwise! Find out shortcuts and techniques to take some of the work out of gardening and make it a more enjoyable pastime. Thursday, Feb 12 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room Photo © Marion Brenner, from Grow a Little Fruit Tree by Ann Ralph, courtesy of Storey Publishing

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COLD CLIMATE GARDENING: IT’S MORE THAN THE ZONE Cheryl Moore-Gough — Adjunct Asst. Professor of Horticulture, Montana State University Do you have trouble gardening in your Zone 4 -5 location? Short growing season? Wind? Intense sun? Dry air? And cold, cold winters? USDA Hardiness Zones only tell us our average cold temperatures, and nothing about the rest of the story. Let’s talk about meeting some of Mother Nature’s challenges for those of us living in cold climates! Friday, Feb 13 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow FRUGAL IS FABULOUS: CLEVER WAYS TO SAVE MONEY IN THE GARDEN Teresa O’Connor — SeasonalWisdom.com blogger and co-author, Grocery Gardening Even if you don’t have a fortune to spend, you can still build the garden of your dreams. Teresa will get your creative juices flowing, by providing sensible “dirt-cheap” growing advice, cost-saving tips and creative recycling ideas that show how to save money, time and resources in the garden, plus tips on how to get excellent free or inexpensive fertilizers, soil amendments and plants, how to upcycle or reuse materials, and much more! Saturday, Feb 14 at 10:00 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow SHOW AND SMELL: HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN HERB SPA Sue Goetz — Designer and owner, Creative Gardener and author, The Herb Lovers Spa Grow healing and aromatic herbs to create hand-blended spa products. Sue shares easy tips and ideas to make fresh potions for spa treatments, such as peppermint foot scrub, sensual sugar scrubs, powders, fragrant mists and more. Learn the nurturing attributes of herbs, how to grow and use them. Come for show and smell! Saturday, Feb 14 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow PRUNING GARDEN ROSES Paul Zimmerman — FineGardening.com blogger, rosarian and author, Everyday Roses So many gardeners are intimidated by the thought of pruning roses. Paul Zimmerman takes the mystery out of it with his easy care tips. He’ll be talking about the pruning of a variety of roses, including Hybrid teas and Knockout Roses. Your roses want you to see this seminar, because pruning time is just around the corner. You’ll be prepared to make all the right cuts this spring for fabulous roses come summer! Saturday, Feb 14 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow GERMINATING A GREAT GARDEN: SEED STARTING 101 Charlie Nardozzi — Radio and TV host and author, Urban Gardening for Dummies and Foodscaping While buying transplants of flowers and vegetables is popular, starting your own transplants from seeds indoors will still save you money and allow you to grow unusual varieties that you may not find at the local garden center. Charlie will cover the basics of seed starting indoors, showing options for lights, seed trays, pots, soils and fertilizers. Plus Charlie will be giving away a lot of products! Sponsored by Gardeners Supply Company and Velcro USA. Saturday, Feb 14 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow Sunday, Feb 15 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow CREATING OUTDOOR FURNITURE FROM FOUND, SALVAGED AND FREE MATERIALS James Taylor — Lead Designer, Ballard Reuse Making your own outdoor furniture from readily available free materials is a fun, creative and cost-effective way to add to your garden. Watch James create a patio set from a variety of salvaged or used materials— and gain step-by-step instruction and information on how to find materials, construct and finish this fun and simple project. Additional project ideas and past projects will be highlighted and an audience question and answer period will follow. Saturday, Feb 14 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage Be sure to bring this Preview Guide to the show for a handy reference of the seminars. CATEGORY CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE

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KEEPING IT SIMPLE: EASY HARVEST PRUNING FOR FRUIT TREES Ann Ralph — Author, Grow a Little Fruit Tree Pruning is one of the most misunderstood and rewarding aspects of fruit tree care. With a basic understanding of the concepts that drive pruning, you can easily create small, manageable fruit trees in any sunny location. Learn how trees respond to heading and thinning cuts and how the seasonal growth-cycle affects the pruning response. Learn to create small trees, prune for aesthetics, and engage in the pleasures of the pruning conversation. Sunday, Feb 15 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow GETTING STARTED WITH THE RIGHT CUTS: PRUNING YOUR NEW TREE Cass Turnbull — Founder, Plant Amnesty and author, Guide to Pruning You carefully selected and planted a new tree. Now what? Early pruning will keep your tree healthy and prevent dangerous defects from developing. Poor pruning will create maintenance problems, and can even cause a large limb break out 30 years later! Find out how to correctly prune your young tree, mistakes to avoid, and corrective pruning. Sunday, Feb 15 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

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INSPIRED BY NATURE: FLORAL DESIGN, GARDEN ART AND MINIATURE GARDENING DISCOVER THE SIMPLICITY AND BEAUTY OF IKEBANA Nobuko Relnick — Instructor of Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Seattle Ikebana is normally translated into “Japanese flower arrangement,” however, it is more than just Japanese flower arrangement. You use cut flowers from outside and transform them into an art form of plant materials. Nobuko will give you step-by-step instructions to help you get started on creating a simple but strikingly interesting Ikebana. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage HOW TO GROW A GARDEN IN MINIATURE Janit Calvo — Author, Gardening in Miniature and owner, Two Green Thumbs Learn how to put a miniature garden together that will last for years. This hands-on demo includes an overview of what miniature garden trees and plants work best for the Northwest, the right pots to choose, how to use the different accessory scales and what miniature garden patio materials age gracefully over time with success. Watch how easy it is to create your own little world using living plants. Wednesday, Feb 11 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow IN GOOD TASTE: ENJOY BOUQUETS AND DÉCOR FROM YOUR EDIBLE GARDEN Mary Beth Shaddix — Cooking Light gardener and columnist and co-owner, Maple Valley Nursery Stefani Bittner – Co-Author, The Beautiful Edible Garden and co-owner, Star Apple Edible Gardens Garden-to-table harvests go beyond the dinner plate! Enjoy garden-to-table decor using edibles from a kitchen garden, vegetable patch, or landscape. Doubly delicious and in good taste, see how simple it is to make homegrown bouquets and appetizing designs using both the everyday and the unusual. Join Stefani and Mary Beth for a hands-on demonstration, fun plant history, and colorful tips. Plant to feed the bees, your family, and your style. Thursday, Feb 12 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow Friday, Feb 13 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow LOVE/HATE YOUR ORCHIDS? REKINDLE THE ROMANCE WITH YOUR ORCHIDS Joe Grienauer — Owner, Emerald City Orchids Joe is going to help you move past that love/hate relationship so you have orchids that you truly love. Bring your questions! He’ll cover basic orchid background, basic orchid care, fertilization, and pest and disease control. He’ll talk about greenhouse vs. window vs. artificial light growing techniques, how to initiate flowers on a healthy plant, and which orchids are best for newbies. He’ll also demonstrate the all-important repotting of an orchid. Friday, Feb 13 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage

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1 BUNCH, 3 WAYS: ARRANGING COMMON FLOWERS INTO UNCOMMON BOUQUETS Debra Prinzing — Creator, Slowflowers.com and author, Slow Flowers When you shop at the supermarket and pick up a cellophane-wrapped bunch of lifeless flowers, it’s easy to feel uninspired. Debra will show you how to turn an ordinary mixed bouquet — lilies, roses and tulips — into a fabulous arrangement using three design methods. She’ll also give you tips for extending vase life once you create that arrangement and demonstrate how to infuse more variety and seasonal interest into your floral designs. Friday, Feb 13 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow Sunday, Feb 15 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow BEAUTY FROM GLASS: GETTING STARTED ON 2D MOSAIC ART Mark Brody — Artist, art teacher and author, Garden Mosaic Projects Artist Mark Brody will demonstrate the proper cutting techniques for both glass and ceramic tiles; finish the tile-laying of a 2D mosaic stepping-stone or fence-hanging mosaic; demonstrate the setting process in thin-set mortar; and discuss how mosaics will perform in different climates. For the big finish, Mark will daringly show how to lift an entire 12 x 12” mosaic in the air by contact paper alone, and confidently set it on the prepared substrate in adhesive (100’s of tessarae at once!). Friday, Feb 13 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow ROMANTIC SEASONAL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR ANY OCCASION Riz Reyes — Owner, RHR Horticulture and Landwave Gardens At the 2014 NWFGS, Riz won the People’s Choice Award in the Floral Competition with co-designer Nicole Cordier Walquist. This year, he will demonstrate making unique bouquets using fresh winter bloomers and other seasonal flowers and materials available year round. He’ll cover the simple mechanics of arranging flowers, preparing and conditioning stems, and finding natural materials to show how you can integrate outdoor elements to create simple floral displays to enhance your indoor spaces. Saturday, Feb 14 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage BEAUTY FROM GLASS: MAKING 3D MOSAIC ART Mark Brody — Artist, art teacher and author, Garden Mosaic Projects This seminar steps it up a notch: 3-D art. Mark will show the more advanced techniques of setting mosaic on a 3D surface. He’ll describe and demonstrate the proper cutting techniques for both glass and ceramic tiles; how to use the sticky mesh/contact paper combination again for certain areas; demonstrate the ‘direct method’ of tiling; and discuss how mosaic perform in different climates. Even experienced mosaic fans are bound to learn new techniques to improve their skill level! Saturday, Feb 14 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow

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Be sure to bring this Preview Guide to the show for a handy reference of the seminars.

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SEMINAR MAP The seminars are all conveniently located in the Conference Center with plenty of seating for everyone. Please reference the map and directions below for the location of the Conference Center in relation with the show entrance.

NORTH HALL 4TH FLOOR ATOR ESCAL

HOOD ROOM

RAINIER ROOM

ELEVATOR

CONFERENCE CENTER 3RD FLOOR BOOK SIGNING

DIY STAGE

Convention Center 4th Floor

ESCALATOR

North Hall Marketplace

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Hood Room

SkyBridge

North Entrance Escalators to Street Level ESCALATORS

To South Hall

Show Gardens South Hall Marketplace

Blue Package Check

Show Office Lost & Found

Exit Only

To North Hall

Subway Will Call

ESCALATORS

Tougo

Hand Stamp

Information & Merchandise

All three seminar rooms are located in the state-of-the-art Conference Center. To get there, cross the SkyBridge into the North Hall (where the Plant Market is located). Turn right and go down any aisle towards the large Seminar banners. The escalator and elevator are at the back of the hall and will take you down to the Conference Center, where the Rainier Room, Hood Room, DIY Stage and Book Signing Center are conveniently located. To return to the rest of the show, just go back up the escalator or elevator. You can enjoy unlimited seminar viewing for free every day of the show without waiting in any lines.

ATM

South Entrance

Tickets

Coat Check

NOTE: Speaker schedule subject to change at anytime. No refunds. Please visit us at gardenshow.com/seminars for the most current seminar schedule and speaker biographies.

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Official Show Preview Guide for the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

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Official Show Preview Guide for the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

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