THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

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 at home 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

DESIGNING WITH COLOR, TEXTURE AND FORM FOR VISIONARY EFFECTS
Tracy DiSabato-Aust - 2022 Show Judge, horticulturist, designer and best-selling author, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

Sponsored by the

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

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11:30 AM

GARDENING FOR RESILIENCE: RESPONDING TO CURRENT AND FUTURE THREATS
Sarah Eberle - 2022 Show Judge and acclaimed Chelsea Flower Show designer


Sponsored by the
Northwest Horticultural Society


 

1:00 PM

HEART AND SOUL: EXPRESSING YOUR PERSONALITY IN THE GARDEN
Margie Grace - Award-winning founder and principal, Grace Design Associates and author, Private Gardens of Santa Barbara

 

GARDEN 101: PROTECTING POLLINATORS

 

2:30 PM

(90 minutes)

PRUNING FRUIT TREES IN ALL SEASONS, ESPECIALLY SUMMER
Robert Kourik - Author of Sustainable Food Gardens, Your Edible Landscape and Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates

 

RENOVATION AND RENEWAL OF AN AGING GARDEN
Bess Bronstein - EdCC educator, horticulture consultant and ISA Certified Arborist

 
 

HOW TO PLANT A “PRUNE-LESS GARDEN”
Christina Pfeiffer - Horticulturist consultant and educator, ISA certified arborist and co-author, Pacific Northwest Gardening Month-by-Month

 

Sponsored by ColibriNW

 

 

4:30 PM

THE NOT-HARDY PLANT SOCIETY 
Scot Medbury - 2022 Show Judge and Executive Director, Sonoma Botanical Garden

Sponsored by

The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon

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6:00 PM

TRICKY PLACES: FIT YOUR GARDEN TO YOUR LIFESTYLE LIKE A GLOVE
Mary Palmer Dargan - Landscape architect, botanist and author of Timeless Landscape Design and Lifelong Landscape Design

 

HOOD ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes)

9:30 AM

BEYOND THE BASICS: DESIGNING AN ENCHANTING GARDEN
Karen Chapman- Owner, Le Jardinet, award-winning co-author, Fine Foliage, Gardening with Foliage First and author, Deer-Resistant Design

11:00 AM

QUEEN OF THE GARDEN SHED: A DESIGNER REINVENTS TOOL SHEDS INTO FLORAL ESCAPES
Cynthia Zamaria - Home and garden creative and author, House + Flower: Reviving Forgotten Homes + Abandoned Gardens

12:30 PM

GROUND RULES: LESSONS FOR GROWING A MORE GLORIOUS GARDEN
Kate Frey - Award-winning garden designer and author of The Bee-Friendly Garden and Ground Rules

2:00 PM

IN FOCUS: GOOD GARDENS NEED GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS
Saxon Holt - Award-winning photojournalist and co-author, Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates and Good Garden Photography

3:30 PM

A GARDEN PARTY: A PLANTRAMA CELEBRATION

C L Fornari - Author, Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Garden Hour and award-winning co-host, Plantrama Podcast

Ellen Zachos - Award-winning co-host, Plantrama Podcast, author, The Forager’s Pantry, Backyard Foraging and The Wildcrafted Cocktail

5:00 PM

THERE IS NO “RIGHT WAY” TO GARDEN
Loree Bohl - Author of Fearless Gardening and blogger,thedangergarden.com

6:30 PM

SUPPORT BIODIVERSITY WITH NO-DIG, REGENERATIVE GARDENING
Emily Murphy - Author, GROW NOW and Grow What You Love and blogger, passthepistil.com

DIY STAGE

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

NICK’S PICK’S #2: A MIXED BAG OF BULBS, PERENNIALS AND TUBERS
Nicholas Staddon - Horticultural consultant and spokesperson/plantsman with Everde Growers and ‘Garden Savvy’ YouTube host

 

11:45 AM

PRUNING ABCS FOR HEALTHY TREES AND SHRUBS
Bess Bronstein - EdCC educator, horticulture consultant and ISA Certified Arborist

 

1:30 PM

YOU’RE STUCK WITH THE SOIL YOU’VE GOT—NOW DEAL WITH IT!
Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott - WSU Horticulture Professor and author, How Plants Workand The Informed Gardener

3:15 PM

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

5:00 PM

 CREATE YOUR OWN “FLOWER SEED” PAPER

Janice Cox - Author, Natural Beauty from the Garden and Beautiful Flowers