Saturday, February 12

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

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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.

No ticket refunds in the event of Speaker cancellations.

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RAINIER ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes unless noted)

10:00 AM

GARDENING WITH CULPEPPER: THE HEALING POWER OF HERBS
Dr. J J Pursell - Naturopathic physician, Acupuncturist, Entrepreneur and author

11:30 AM

PRIVATE GARDENS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Brian D Coleman, MD - Author, Private Gardens of the Pacific Northwest and West Coast Editor for Old House Journal

1:00 PM

FIVE STEPS TOWARD A MORE DROUGHT RESILIENT GARDEN
Christina Pfeiffer - Horticulture consultant and educator, ISA certified arborist and co-author, Pacific Northwest Gardening Month-by-Month

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2:30 PM

(90 minutes)

GARDEN 101: WHAT’S BUGGING YOUR GARDEN?

TOP FIVE GARDEN PESTS: APHIDS AND WEEVILS AND SNAILS, OH MY!  
Sharon J Collman - Award-winning Emeritus Professor, WSU Extension Educator in Horticulture and IPM 

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ATTRACT MORE BENEFICIAL BUGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Susan Mulvihill - Author, Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook, co-author, Northwest Gardener’s Handbook and garden columnist for Spokesman Review

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BUGS: THE HIDDEN WORLD IN THE GARDEN 
Ciscoe Morris - Award-winning radio, TV host, columnist & author, Ask Ciscoe and Oh La La!

 

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4:30 PM

GARDEN LUST: NEW MUST-HAVE PLANTS FOR 2022
Diane M Blazek - Executive Director at All America Selections and National Garden Bureau

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6:00 PM

WHAT TO GROW NOW: A GARDEN PRIMER ON STARTING THIS YEAR’S BACKYARD FARM
Amy Pennington - Urban farmer and author, Salad Days, Urban Pantry, Apartment Gardening and Fresh Pantry

HOOD ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes)

9:30 AM

BLING ON THE WING: TWELVE MONTHS OF FLOWERS FOR HUMMINGBIRDS
Greg Butler, BLA, ATA - Designer, educator and owner, Design of the Times

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11:00 AM

BIOINTENSIVE VEGETABLE GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES
Christy Wilhelmi - Award-winning blogger, Gardenerd and author, Gardening for Geeks and Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden

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12:30 PM

INCLUDING GORGEOUS ROSES IN YOUR GARDEN
Nita-Jo Rountree - Author, Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest

2:00 PM

LESSONS FROM MEDITERRANEAN LANDSCAPE DESIGN: IT'S ALL ABOUT PLANT SELECTION

Phillip Waite—Former University Educator in Landscape Architecture

 

3:30 PM

BIG FLOWER DREAMS: FLOWER FARMING TIPS FOR THE BACKYARD CUTTING GARDEN
Adam and Jennifer O'Neal - Owners, Pepperharrow Farm, popular YouTube hosts and co-authors, Small Farms, Big Dreams

5:00 PM

JAW-DROPPING, TRAFFIC-STOPPING, “GET-YOUR-NEIGHBORS-TALKING” CONTAINERS
Deborah Trickett - Award-winning container designer and owner, The Captured Garden

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6:30 PM

STRESS-FREE PLANTING ADVICE, BEST PRACTICES, AND PLANT RECIPES

Sean and Allison McManus - Co-owners of Spoken Garden, co-authors of The First-time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers, and YouTube channel hosts

DIY STAGE

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

THE INS AND OUTS OF IRRIGATION: CHOOSING A WATERING SYSTEM FOR YOU
Jeff Gordon - Owner, Daisy Rain Garden Systems and inventor of Sprinkler Pot

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11:45 AM

NO MORE SQUARE SHRUBS: FUNDAMENTALS OF PRUNING SHRUBS AND TREES
Charlie Nardozzi - Regional Emmy award-winning radio, TV host and author, Gardening Complete, Foodscaping and No-Dig Gardening

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1:30 PM

GROWING ORCHIDS LIKE A PRO
Joe Grienauer - Orchid expert and owner, Emerald City Orchids and 2022 Show Garden Co-Creator
 

3:15 PM

BUILDING AN ORCHARD MASON BEE POLLINATING COLONY IN YOUR BACKYARD
Jim Ullrich - Owner, Knox Cellars Mason Bees
 

5:00 PM

COLORS FROM THE DYE GARDEN
Julie Beeler - Artist and Founder, Bloom & Dye and co-author, Forever Flowers