Wednesday, February 20

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 Signing
  Handout 

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RAINIER ROOM
(45 minutes except where noted)

 

10:30 AM  
 MODERN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: TRANSITION AND TRANSFORMATION
Charles A. Burnbaum, FASLA, FAAR — 2019 Show Judge, President + CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
11:45 AM  THE GARDEN AS A TAPESTRY
Suzanne Arca, ASLA, APLD2019 Show Judge, founder and principal, Arca Design Group
1:00 PM    HOW THE MODERN ROSE CAME TO BE: THE UNIQUE INFLUENCE OF CHINA’S WILD ROSES
William A. McNamara2019 Show Judge, President and Executive Director, Quarryhill Botanical Garden
2:15 PM
(90 mins)
 GARDEN 101: THE NEW SCIENCE ON SOIL HEALTH
  DECONSTRUCTING SOIL ADVICE: HOW TO RECOGNIZE “ALTERNATIVE FACTS” 
Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott — WSU Asso. Professor, author, Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific NW and How Plants Work
  WHOLE SOIL FERTILITY: SOIL NUTRITION DEMYSTIFIED  
Elizabeth Murphy — Soil scientist and author, Building Soil: A Down-to-Earth Approach
  WHY MULCH MATTERS 
Christina Pfeiffer —  Horticulturist, arborist and co-author, Pacific Northwest Gardening Month-by-Month
4:30 PM DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL GARDENS: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE
Lucy Hardiman — Educator, garden writer and designer, Perennial Partners
5:45 PM FOOLPROOF HYDRANGEAS FOR EVERY GARDEN
Lorraine Ballato — Garden writer, horticulturist and author, Success with Hydrangeas
7:00 PM BEAUTIFUL BAMBOO: PLANTING, CONTAINMENT, AND REMOVAL
Mark Meenan — Owner, American Bamboo Company and Bamboo Carpenter
HOOD ROOM
(All seminars are 45 minutes)

 

10:00 AM  
 HONEY BEES CAN’T POLLINATE TOMATOES: WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON IN THE GARDEN
Paige Embry — Author, Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators
11:15 AM  THE NEW BOTANICAL EXPERIENCE IN SEATTLE’S FUTURE WATERFRONT PARK
Richard Hartlage — Landscape designer and principal/CEO of Land Morphology

Heidi Hughes — Executive director, Friends of Waterfront Seattle
12:30 PM    FROM SUSTAINABILITY TO STEWARDSHIP: NEW INSIGHTS FROM RENOWNED ENGLISH GARDENS
Nan Sterman — Designer, journalist, co-producer and host, “A Growing Passion” TV and author, Hot Color, Dry Garden
1:45 PM
 DON’T SNUB THE SHRUB!
Rebecca Sweet — Designer, Harmony in the Garden and author, Refresh Your Garden Design and co-author, Garden Up!
3:00 PM GARDENING WITHOUT SPRINKLERS? DRY GARDENS AND RAIN GARDENS
Jenny Rose Carey — Director, PHS Meadowbrook Farm and author, Glorious Shade
4:15 PM GOOD BONES: CREATING A FRAMEWORK FOR THE GARDEN
C. Colston Burrell, MLA — Designer, horticulturist & author, Perennial Combinations
5:30 PM GARDEN GODDESSES: FOUR CALIFORNIA WOMEN AND THEIR LEGENDARY GARDENS
Donald Olson — Author, Pacific Northwest Garden Tour and California Garden Tour 
6:45 PM CONNECTING ANIMALS, PLANTS AND PEOPLE: WILD EXCERPTS OF ZOOLOGICAL HORTICULTURE
Bryon Jones — Horticulturist, arborist, and landscape designer, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium 
DIY STAGE     
(All seminars are 60 minutes)

 

10:00 AM  
 BOTANICAL THERAPY: EVOKING EMOTIONS THROUGH FLOWERS
Sharrai Morgan-Faulkner, AIFD — Floral designer and owner, Holly’s Fine Flowers
11:45 AM  SHOP WITH A PRO: NICK’S PLANT PICKS PART 1 ON PERENNIALS, BULBS, VEGGIES AND SEEDS
Nicholas J. Staddon — Horticultural Consultant, former Director of New Plants for Monrovia Growers           
1:30 PM    A TASTE FOR HERBS: CAPTURE THE FLAVOR OF HERBS FROM YOUR GARDEN
Sue Goetz —  Designer and owner, Creative Gardener, and author, A Taste for Herbs
3:15 PM FORAGED WREATHS AND GARLANDS FOR YEAR ROUND HOME DÉCOR
Debbie Wolfe —  Author, Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts and blogger, ThePrudentGarden.com
5:00 PM CREATE DELICIOUS, VERSATILE HERBAL SALTS FROM YOUR GARDEN
Dr. Jacqueline Soule — Botanist, award-winning garden writer, speaker and co-author, Gardening Complete

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