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.

No ticket refunds in the event of Speaker cancellations.

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RAINIER ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes unless noted)

10:00 AM

PLAN AHEAD: "ALASKA HARDY" PLANTS THAT WORK IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST GARDENS
Ginger Hudson—Director, Jensen-Olson Arboretum, landscape designer and master gardener

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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

Sponsored by the B ellevue Botanical Garden Society

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

 

GARDEN 101: PROTECTING POLLINATORS

 

2:30 PM

(90 minutes)

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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RENOVATION AND RENEWAL OF AN AGING GARDEN
Bess Bronstein - 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

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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

 

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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

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11:00 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

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

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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

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5:00 PM

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

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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 - 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

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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