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.
If you would like to access the 2019 SPEAKER HANDOUTS, just click on the pink paper icon on the left of the seminar to download and print their handout. 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.
Click here for the full Book Signing schedule.
(45 minutes except where noted)
|10:30 AM ||MODERN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: TRANSITION AND TRANSFORMATION|
Charles Birnbaum — 2019 Show Judge, President + CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
|11:45 AM||THE GARDEN AS A TAPESTRY|
Suzanne Arca, ASLA, APLD — 2019 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. McNamara — 2019 Show Judge, President and Executive Director, Quarryhill Botanical Garden
|2:15 PM |
|GARDEN 101: THE NEW SCIENCE ON SOIL HEALTH|
|DECONSTRUCTING SOIL ADVICE: HOW TO RECOGNIZE “ALTERNATIVE FACTS” |
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
(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
(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|
Jacqueline Soule — Botanist, award-winning garden writer, speaker and co-author, Gardening Complete
The 2019 Northwest Flower & Garden Festival Preview Guide is now available!
This Guide is an invaluable resource for all attendees. It includes the full seminar schedule and detailed seminar descriptions by date and topic as well as highlights of features coming to the show and much more!
CLICK HERE to view and download the Preview Guide.