Friday, February 11

Our Seminar Schedule is sorted by date, then by room and time. Want to find specific topics? Use our Seminars by Category pages to find the seminars just right for you.

LEGEND

book icon Book Signing      handout icon  Pro Tips  

We post Speakers' Pro Tips every evening by 9 pm after the show closes for the day. If you would like to access the 2022 SPEAKER PRO TIPS just click on the pink paper icon on the seminar schedule to download and print their Pro Tips, or go to the dropdown menu for a listing of all Speaker Pro Tips. We keep the schedule up for months after the show, so you can access all the Pro Tips as you get back out into the garden.

If you do not see paper symbol, it means that the Speaker didn’t provide any Pro Tips for that seminar.

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RAINIER ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes unless noted)

10:00 AM

GARDENING IN SUMMER-DRY CLIMATES
Saxon Holt - Award-winning photojournalist and co-author, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates and Good Garden Photography

11:30 AM

NO SPACE? NO PROBLEM! CONTAINER GARDENS FOR STYLE AND PIZZAZ
Ellen Zachos - Award-winning co-host, Plantrama Podcast, and author, The Forager’s Pantry, Backyard Foraging and The Wildcrafted Cocktail

1:00 PM

PLACEMAKERS LANDSCAPE DESIGN: UNLEASH THE POTENTIAL IN YOUR LAND
Mary Palmer Dargan - Landscape architect, botanist and author of Timeless Landscape Design

 

GARDEN 101: GROW YOUR EDIBLE GARDENING SKILLS 

 

2:30 PM

(90 minutes)

SIZE DOESN’T MATTER: GROWING FRUIT IN SMALL SPACES
Christy Wilhelmi - Award-winning blogger, Gardenerd and author, Gardening for Geeks and Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden

 

ORGANIC CONTROL OF VEGETABLE GARDEN PESTS
Susan Mulvihill - Author, Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook, co-author, Northwest Gardener’s Handbook and garden columnist for Spokesman Review

 

GROW YOUR EDIBLE GARDENING SKILLS - WINTER EDIBLES: TAP INTO THE POWER OF SEASON EXTENSION
Bill Thorness - Author, Cool Season Gardener and Edible Heirlooms

 

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4:30 PM

THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE PLANTS  
 Ciscoe Morris - Award-winning radio, TV host, columnist & author, Ask Ciscoe and Oh La La!
 Nita-Jo Rountree - Author, Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest
 

Daniel Sparler - Compulsive plant collector, gardener extraordinaire and botanical Latin maestro

 

6:00 PM

BEST PLANTS FOR MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATES
David Deardorff - Award-winning co-author, What’s Wrong With My Houseplant? and Saving Nature: One Yard At A Time

 

HOOD ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes)

9:30 AM

PRUNING DEMYSTIFIED: BE A BARBER, NOT A BUTCHER
C L Fornari - Author, Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Garden Hour and award-winning co-host, Plantrama Podcast

11:00 AM

CREATE A GARDEN YOU LOVE
Loree Bohl - Author of Fearless Gardening and blogger, thedangergarden.com

12:30 PM

DRIP IRRIGATION FOR A LUSH LANDSCAPE
Robert Kourik - Author of Sustainable Food Gardens, Your Edible Landscape and Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates

2:00 PM

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO NO-DIG GARDENING
Charlie Nardozzi - Regional Emmy award-winning radio, TV host and author, Gardening Complete, Foodscaping and No-Dig Gardening

 

3:30 PM

DESIGN DILEMMAS AND SAVVY SOLUTIONS
Karen Chapman - Owner, Le Jardinet, award-winning co-author, Fine Foliage, Gardening with Foliage First and author, Deer-Resistant Design

5:00 PM

GREAT PLANT PICKS: PLANTS FOR SMALL SPACES
Richie Steffen - Executive Director, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden and co-author, Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns

6:30 PM

TREES AND A WARMING CLIMATE: STRATEGIES FOR MANAGEMENT AND ADAPTATION
Allen Taylor- Board Certified Master Arborist, founder and lead arborist, Conservation Tree Care

DIY STAGE

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

NICK’ PICK’S #3: TREES, SHRUBS AND SURPRISES FOR THE LONG HAUL
Nicholas Staddon - Horticultural consultant and spokesperson/plantsman with Everde Growers and ‘Garden Savvy’ YouTube host

 

11:45 AM

LIGHT, WATER, ACTION! HOW TO GROW BEAUTIFUL HOUSEPLANTS
Susan Maki - Designer, buyer, and houseplant merchandise manager for Squak Mountain Nursery

 

1:30 PM

MAKING YOUR OWN COMPOST TEA: IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE
Diane Miessler - Certified Permaculture Designer, compost goddess and author, Grow Your Soil

 

3:15 PM

MAKE BEAUTIFUL AND HEALING CONTAINER GARDENS
Dr. J J Pursell - Naturopathic physician, Acupuncturist, Entrepreneur and author

 

5:00 PM

HOW TO FIX (AND AVOID) THE MOST COMMON PRUNING MISTAKES
Christina Pfeiffer - Horticulturist consultant and educator, ISA certified arborist and co-author, Pacific Northwest Gardening Month-by-Month