THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

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

LEGEND

  Book Signing
  Handout 

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RAINIER ROOM
(45 minutes except where noted)

 

10:30 AM  
 THE EVOLUTION OF A GARDEN
Suzanne Arca, ASLA, APLD — 2019 Show Judge; founder and principal, Arca Design Group
11:45 AM PUBLIC VISIBILITY, VALUE AND ENGAGEMENT IN OUR SHARED LANDSCAPE HERITAGE
Charles A. Burnbaum, FASLA, FAAR — 2019 Show Judge; President + CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation 
1:00 PM    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF PLANT HUNTING
William A. McNamara2019 Show Judge; President and Executive Director, Quarryhill Botanical Garden 
2:15 PM
(90 mins)
 GARDEN 101: HEAVENLY HERBS
  HERCULEAN HERBS
Dr. Jacqueline Soule — Botanist, award-winning garden writer, speaker and co-author, Gardening Complete
  GROWING NATURAL BEAUTY IN THE APOTHECARIES’ GARDEN 
Stephanie Rose — Award-winning author, Garden Made and blogger, GardenTherapy.ca
  YOU CAN HAVE A FEAST OF FLAVORS FROM HERBS CONTAINED
Sue Goetz —  Designer and owner, Creative Gardener, and author, A Taste for Herbs
4:30 PM COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES: CELEBRATING COLOR IN THE GARDEN
Lucy Hardiman — Educator, garden writer and designer, Perennial Partners 
5:45 PM GROWING A REVOLUTION: GARDEN THE PLANET THROUGH BRINGING SOIL BACK TO LIFE
Dr. David Montgomery — Award-winning Geomorphologist and author, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life 
7:00 PM NATURE AS GARDENER: WORKING WITH NATURAL PROCESSES FOR BEAUTY AND REDUCED MAINTENANCE 
C. Colston Burrell, MLA — Designer, horticulturist & author, Perennial Combinations
HOOD ROOM
(All seminars are 45 minutes)

 

10:00 AM  
 VEGGIES 201: DIGGING DEEPER INTO YOUR PATCH
Kristin Crouch — Blogger, ThatBloominGarden.com and Vancouver, BC Master Gardener
11:15 AM  LITTLE-USED NATIVE PLANTS FOR BIG IMPACT
Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott — WSU Asso. Professor and author, Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific NW and How Plants Work             
12:30 PM    GLORIOUS SHADE GARDENS 
Jenny Rose Carey — Director, PHS Meadowbrook Farm and author, Glorious Shade 
1:45 PM
 HOT COLOR, DRY GARDEN: COLOR FILLED EARTH-FRIENDLY GARDENS
Nan Sterman — Designer, journalist, co-producer and host, “A Growing Passion” TV and author, Hot Color, Dry Garden
3:00 PM PLANTRAMA: EAT, DRINK, & BE MERRY…WHILE COPING WITH RABBITS & DEER - TO BE RECORDED LIVE!
C.L. Fornari — Author, Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Garden Hour and co-host, "Plantrama" Podcast

Ellen Zachos — Author, The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Growing Healthy Houseplants and co-host, “Plantrama” Podcast
4:15 PM SAVVY SIDE YARD SOLUTIONS 
Rebecca Sweet — Designer, Harmony in the Garden and author, Refresh Your Garden Design and co-author, Garden Up!
5:30 PM SHRUBS, THE NEW PERENNIAL—ONLY BETTER
Lorraine Ballato — Garden writer, horticulturist and author, Success with Hydrangeas
6:45 PM THE ART OF GARDENING: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MASTERPIECE GARDENS
Linda Larson — A Traveling Gardener, Master Gardener, blogger and author 
DIY STAGE     
(All seminars are 60 minutes)

 

10:00 AM  
 USING FLOWERS AS ART THE EUROPEAN WAY
Gina Thresher, AIFD, CFD — Owner and designer, From the Ground Up Floral 
11:45 AM USING FRESH HERBS FOR ARRANGEMENTS, WREATHS, GARLANDS, AND DÉCOR
Debbie Wolfe — Author, Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts and blogger, ThePrudentGarden.com      
1:30 PM    FLOWERING SHRUBS: PRUNING TO MAXIMIZE BLOOM AND BEAUTY 
Christina Pfeiffer —  Horticulturist, arborist and co-author, Pacific Northwest Gardening Month-by-Month
3:15 PM BEYOND JAM: NEW AND EXCITING WAYS TO PRESERVE FRUIT 
Tara Austen Weaver — Author, Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest
5:00 PM SET IN STONE: A DIY HYPERTUFA DEMONSTRATION
Patrick Ryan — Garden writer, radio host and education specialist, Alaska Botanical Garden

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

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