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.

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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.

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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

SOUL SURVIVAL: THE HEALTH, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BENEFITS OF GARDENING
Heather Andrews - YouTube video blogger, Garden Thoughtfully, and garden educator

 

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

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 

 
 

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

 

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

 

Sponsored by ColibriNW

 

 

4:30 PM

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

 

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

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

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

12:30 PM

POWER UP GARDEN BEAUTY; POWER DOWN GARDEN MAINTENANCE
Kerry Ann Mendez - Award-winning speaker, garden designer and author of 4 gardening books, including The Right-Size Flower Garden

 

2:00 PM

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE WITH NATIVE PLANTS
David Deardorff - Award-winning co-author, What’s Wrong With My Houseplant? and Saving Nature: One Yard At A Time

 

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

 

6:30 PM

THE FACTS OF LIGHT: HELPING HOUSEPLANTS THRIVE
Lisa Eldred Steinkopf - Award-winning blogger, The Houseplant Guru and author of Houseplant Party, Grow in the Dark and Houseplants: The Complete Guide

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

 

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

 

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

HERBAL HAPPY HOUR GARDEN MIXOLOGY 
Robin Haglund - Educator, founder and president of Garden Mentors® 

 

 

5:00 PM

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