Wednesday, February 26

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

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We post Speakers' handouts every evening by 9 pm after the show closes for the day. If you would like to access the 2020 SPEAKER HANDOUTS, just click on the pink paper icon on the seminar schedule to download and print their handout, or go to the dropdown menu for a listing of all Speaker handouts. We keep the schedule up for months after the show, so you can access all the handouts as you get back out into the garden.

If you do not see paper symbol, it means that the Speaker didn’t provide a handout for that seminar.

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RAINIER ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes unless noted)

10:00 AM

A LIFE IN FIVE GARDENS

James Alexander-Sinclair 2020 Show Judge, Award-Winning U.K. Designer, Writer, Speaker, Radio & TV Star

James Alexander-Sinclair's appearance sponsored by the

Northwest Horticultural Society

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11:30 AM

TWENTY PLACES, TWENTY PLANTS (OK, MAYBE MORE THAN TWENTY…)

Dan Hinkley2020 Show Judge, Director, Heronswood Garden and  author, The Explorer’s Garden 

1:00 PM

GONE TO POT: INTEGRATING CONTAINERS AS DESIGN ELEMENTS IN THE GARDEN

Lucy Hardiman - Educator, garden writer and designer, Perennial Partners

2:30 PM

(90 minutes)

GARDEN 101: PERFECT YOUR PRUNING -

PRUNING ABC'S FOR HEALTHY TREES AND SHRUBS
Bess Bronstein - Educator, horticulture consultant and ISA-Certified Arborist

 

THE UNKINDEST CUT: PRUNING MYTHS
Linda Chalker-Scott, PhD - WSU Asso. Professor and author, Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific NW and How Plants Work

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HOW TO PRUNE AN OVERGROWN GARDEN
Christina Pfeiffer - Horticulturist, arborist and co-author, Pacific Northwest Gardening Month-by-Month

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4:30 PM

A YEAR AT BRANDYWINE COTTAGE: SIX SEASONS OF BEAUTY, BOUNTY AND BLOOMS

David Culp - 2020 Show Judge, author, A Year at Brandywine Cottage and The Layered Garden, and VP, Sunny Border Nurseries

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6:00 PM

ATTRACTING BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER BACKYARD WILDLIFE

David Mizejewski - Naturalist at National Wildlife Federation and author, Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

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HOOD ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes)

9:30 AM

COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE IN YOUR GARDEN

Jessi Bloom - Owner, N.W. Bloom EcoLogical Services and author of Practical Permaculture and Creating Sanctuary

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11:00 AM

WINTER IS COMING: HELP YOUR GARDEN RECOVER FROM WINTER'S DISASTERS

Mary-Kate Mackey - Award-winning garden writer, speaker and author, Write Better Right Now

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12:30 PM

THE EARTH IN HER (OUR) HANDS

Jennifer Jewell - Creator and host, Cultivating Place and author, The Earth in Her Hands

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2:00 PM

CHASING EDEN: DESIGN INSPIRATION FROM HORTULUS FARM

Renny Reynolds - Award-winning designer and lifestyle expert and co-author, Chasing Eden

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Jack Staub - Owner, Hortulus Farm, author, 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden and co-author, Chasing Eden

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3:30 PM

FRESH WAYS TO SEE COLOR IN THE GARDEN

Lorene Edwards Forkner - Seattle Times Columnist and author, Handmade Garden Projects

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5:00 PM

SELECTING NATIVE PLANTS: A CURATED APPROACH

Linda Chalker-Scott, PhD - WSU Asso. Professor and author, Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific NW and How Plants Work

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6:30 PM

CHANGING TIMES, CHANGING GARDENS

Bess Bronstein - Educator, horticulture consultant and ISA-Certified Arborist

DIY STAGE

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

PRUNING JAPANESE MAPLES FROM AN ARBORIST'S POINT OF VIEW

Barry Hoffer - Arborist and owner, Maples for All Seasons

11:45 AM

NICK’S PICKS # 1: GARDEN TO TABLE FRESHNESS FROM FRUIT, VEGGIES AND SEEDS

Nicholas Staddon - Horticultural Consultant, former Director of New Plants for Monrovia Growers

1:30 PM

CONTAINED BOUNTY: GROWING FRUIT BEARING PLANTS IN CONTAINERS

Theresa Knutsen - Propagations and Greenhouse Manager, Raintree Nursery

3:15 PM

FOAM-FREE FLORALS: ARTFUL ARRANGING THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY

Christin Geall - Floral designer, writer, gardener and author, Cultivated: Elements of Floral Style

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5:00 PM

HERBAL ABUNDANCE: TOP TIPS ON PROCESSING, STORING AND USING HERBS

Rachael Witt - Herbalist, ecologist, medicinal plant grower and founder of Wildness Within