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Garden Expo is host to a variety of educational seminars and demonstrations. No registration is required; seating is limited. Presentation titles denoted by an asterisk are new for 2019.

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FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Garden Expo Saturday Seminars and Demonstrations
Saturday, February 9, 2019
9:15 From Garden to Vase: Growing Cut Flowers*
Joseph Tyconievich, Greensparrow Gardens
Mendota 1-2
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Session Description
Fresh cut flowers are the ultimate luxury. They make a statement as the centerpiece at your next dinner party. Sooth your senses with a fragrant nosegay on a bedside table, or brighten up a drab day at the office with a desk top vase of color. With just a little care and planning, you can easily grow cut flowers.
Say Yes! To Growing Indoor Heirloom Tomatoes and Strawberries*
Victor Zaderej, Happy Leaf LED
Mendota 5
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Session Description
We will demonstrate how to setup a successful indoor garden for wonderful heirloom tomatoes & strawberries. Learn which varieties, methods, and tools work for us.
Birdscaping With Native Plants*
Zannah Crowe, Johnson's Gardens
Mendota 8
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Session Description
Our native birds have a long association with our native plants, so it comes as no surprise that these are among the best plants for attracting birds to the garden. Join horticulturist Zannah Crowe of Johnson's Gardens to learn how to select bird-friendly native plants for your home landscape.
Soil Health and Fertility*
Thomas Parslow, Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens Inc.
Waubesa/Kegonsa
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Also scheduled: Fri. 1:45 PM
Session Description
Learn the basics of soil health and fertility. We will examine the structure and composition of soils along with techniques on maintaining soil health and fertility. Participants will receive instruction and materials on soil testing, sampling and interpreting results.
9:30 Discovering the Truth Behind Seven Common Garden Myths*
Joey and Holly Baird, The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener
Mendota 3
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Also scheduled: Fri. 4:15 PM
Session Description
Joey and Holly will discuss seven common garden practices disproven by science that you should stop doing in your garden immediately!
Garden Talk with WPR's Larry Meiller
Larry Meiller, Wisconsin Public Radio
Mendota 4
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Session Description
Here's your chance to get all your gardening questions answered! Join Wisconsin Public Radio's "Garden Talk" host Larry Meiller and horticulture experts Lisa Johnson and Brian Hudelson as they talk about the coming planting season and take questions about your garden. Lots of fun—and some great prize drawings to boot!
Agriculture and Whole Health Wellness for Veterans*
Denise Chapin, Williams S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Mendota 6-7
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Also scheduled: Sun. 11:30 AM
Session Description
The Madison VA hospital seeks veterans who have interest in an agricultural vocation or are already working in ag, but want to expand their knowledge and skills. Access healthcare in a whole health model of care to participate in the Veteran Affairs Food and Ag Rehab and Employment Support (VAFARMS) pilot program.
Magnificent Monarchs
Gae Bergmann,
Monona/Wingra
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Also scheduled: Fri. 5:15 PM
Session Description
This presentation is an overview of the iconic monarch butterflies, their amazing life cycle and how to raise them successfully.
10:30 Growing Herbs in the Vegetable Garden*
Amy Stross, Tenth Acre Farm
Mendota 1-2
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Session Description
Most gardeners love their herb gardens, but have you thought about growing herbs IN your vegetable garden? Join author and suburban micro-farmer Amy Stross to find out how to let herbs do some of the work for you, so you can have a healthy and low-maintenance vegetable garden.
Aronia Nutrition and Horticulture*
Roberta Barham, Barham Gardens
Mendota 5
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Session Description
The health and environmental benefits of this little-known fruit are becoming more popular. As a native North American fruit, aronia berries are easy to grow. Learn about the challenges you might face, the varieties to choose from and ways to use the berries.
Gardening Ideas for Apartment Balconies, Small Decks or Patios*
Mark Dwyer, Rotary Botanical Gardens
Mendota 8
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Session Description
Mark will talk about how to maximize your ability to grow a wide range of plants in situations with limited (or zero!) planting space.
Bringing Fire into Your Garden*
Paul Ganshert, Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes
Waubesa/Kegonsa
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Session Description
Fire can be a wonderful element to add to almost any garden. Learn how to create a safe, aesthetically pleasing space. Paul will also explore style, function, codes, sizing and even psychology!
10:45 Improving Food and Land Access Through Farmers Markets and Farms*
Stephen Petro and Jennifer Casey, Fondy Food Center
Mendota 3
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Session Description
Join Fondy Food Center to learn about improving public health and economic opportunity in Greater Milwaukee through farmers markets and an innovative farm project.
Raised Row Gardening - Vegetable Gardening Made Easy!*
Jim and Mary Competti, Old World Garden Farms
Mendota 4
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Also scheduled: Fri. 4:00 PM and Sun. 2:15 PM
Session Description
Learn how to grow a highly productive vegetable garden—without the hassle of weeding, tilling, hoeing, watering or spraying.
Outdoor Insect Hazards: Biting and Stinging Pests and What to Do About Them*
PJ Liesch, UW-Extension Dept. of Entomology
Mendota 6-7
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Session Description
It doesn't take long to bump into mosquitoes, ticks, wasps and other creatures outdoors that can ruin outdoor activities and pose risks to people and pets. In this seminar, PJ will take a closer look at arthropods that bite or sting as well as well as what you can do about them.
Patterns in Nature That Inspire Japanese Garden Design*
Tim Gruner, Anderson Japanese Gardens
Monona/Wingra
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Session Description
At their best, Japanese gardens can induce a positive emotional response that one might experience immersed in a safe and comfortable natural world. The pattern formed by trees growing along streams and on slopes, the gradual transition of the seasons marked by ephemeral blooms, the manner in which streams flow through the landscape, and human integration with nature, among other things, all inform the design of a Japanese garden.
11:45 Unique Ways to Use Containers to Expand your Planting Space & Beautify Your Landscape
Melinda Myers, Representing American Transmission Company/Grow Smart
Mendota 1-2
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Session Description
It's not just what goes in the pot that makes a container garden special. Find ways to include containers in your garden, on your patio and just about anywhere you can set a pot. Incorporate containers that will bring the vegetable garden to your kitchen door and attract pollinators to your window. Containers can also help you define space, create privacy, dress up a blank wall or simply increase your planting space while adding beauty and texture to your landscape. Presentation made possible with support from American Transmission Company/Grow Smart.
Mushroom Growing 101
Lindsey Bender, Field and Forest Products
Mendota 5
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Session Description
Growing mushrooms is simple, unique and rewarding! Learn how you can easily start growing a variety of mushrooms that are flavorful and healthy.
Edible Landscaping*
Emily Steinwehe, Emily Plants
Mendota 8
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 12:15 PM and Sun. 11:45 AM
Session Description
Are you wondering how you can grow more perennial edibles in a beautiful garden? Emily will share her lessons learned from 11+ years of edible landscaping in Madison. Learn about her successes and failures, lower maintenance plants, plant sources and more.
Garbage Into Gold: Composting Tips and Techniques*
Susan Obry,
Waubesa/Kegonsa
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 5:30 PM
Session Description
This seminar will present basic and advanced techniques, uses and the tools that will turn your "garbage into gold." Learn to make your composting efforts efficient and effective.
12:00 Brown is a Color, Too: Gardens for November and Beyond
Benjamin Futa, Allen Centennial Garden
Mendota 3
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Session Description
Late fall and early winter are not typically considered a time of interest or excitement in the garden, but there's still a lot to see and experience. This presentation will explore inspirational plant combinations and maintenance methods for enhancing your garden into November and beyond.
Food From Your Patio*
Joseph Tyconievich, Greensparrow Gardens
Mendota 4
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Session Description
Don't have a piece of land but still want to grow your own food? From choosing the best plants to what sorts of containers and soil to use, this talk will give you everything you need to turn your balcony or patio into the source for gourmet, home-grown meals.
The Story of Alice's Garden*
Venice Williams, Alice's Garden
Mendota 6-7
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Session Description
Milwaukee-based Alice's Garden provides models of regenerative farming, community cultural development, and economic agricultural enterprises for the global landscape. Venice Williams, Executive Director for Alice's Garden, will talk about the mission, how it was implemented and the benefits to the community.
Why and How To Get Started With Poultry*
Twain Lockhart, Nutrena
Monona/Wingra
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Session Description
Poultry 101.
1:00 Localizing Sustainable Agriculture and Growing Your Own Food*
Dan Small, Outdoor Wisconsin
Mendota 1-2
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 5:15 PM and Sun. 11:30 AM
Session Description
Learn about Dan's experience of producing food with his wife on their 10-acre homestead. Dan will cover what communities and families can do to grow nutrient-dense food, and how agriculture sustains our ecosystems and health.
Growing Healthy Plants: Basics in Plant Disease Management*
Brian Hudelson, UW-Madison Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic
Mendota 5
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Session Description
Learn about common methods for disease control, their pros and cons, and how you can adapt these techniques for use in your own home garden.
Increase Vitality by Turning Your Backyard Orchard into a Permaculture Food Forest*
Amy Stross, Tenth Acre Farm
Mendota 8
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Session Description
Backyard orchards can be a lot of fun and yield tasty sweet treats for your household. Join author and suburban micro-farmer Amy Stross to learn how a permaculture food forest approach can yield resilient, lower-maintenance fruit crops.
Anything but the Everyday Daylily*
Carole Hunter, Wisconsin Daylily Society
Waubesa/Kegonsa
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 12:30 PM
Session Description
What most people recognize as the "common" orange daylily was growing wild in Asia during the time of Confucius, and is an ancestor of our modern daylilies. Now, with over 89,000 registered cultivations, in a myriad of sizes, forms and colors, how does one choose?
1:15 Holistic Landscape Design - considering Nature When Choosing Plants*
Mark Konlock, Green Bay Botanical Gardens, representing Wisconsin Hardy Plant Society
Mendota 3
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Session Description
When designing our home landscapes, we can and should consider the larger ecosystem in our neighborhoods and communities. Animals and plants in an ecosystem have evolved to be dependent on each other. By choosing native plant varieties, we are also choosing plants that will support the most wildlife. Learn how to blend native plants into your home garden to create not only beauty, but also a sustainable habitat.
Bloom or Bust!*
Laurie Robertson and Errin Schlapbach, Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes
Mendota 4
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 3:00 PM and Sun. 2:15 PM
Session Description
Let's make our short Wisconsin growing season feel longer, with blooms from March to October! From bulbs and perennials to trees and shrubs, learn from the pros so that you can always have something flowering in your garden.
Fertile Soil, the Frontier Between Geology and Biology*
James "Sandy" Syburg, Purple Cow Organics LLC
Mendota 6-7
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Also scheduled: Sun. 1:00 PM
Session Description
Scientists continue to gain greater understanding of the relationship between biology and plant mineral availability. Learn how this new understanding can impact your garden's soil health, crop health and ultimately human health.
Making the Most of a Small Space
Tim Stenzel, Avant Gardening & Landscaping Inc.
Monona/Wingra
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 6:30 PM
Session Description
Small spaces benefit from thoughtful organization and attention to detail. Explore some design strategies, hardscaping tricks and plant selections to help you get the most out of your small garden or patio space.
2:15 Simple Things*
Jerry Apps,
Mendota 1-2
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Also scheduled: Sun. 1:00 PM
Session Description
From learning how to deal with hungry critters to becoming friends with a garden hoe, Jerry shares ten simple lessons he's learned from 50 years of gardening in central Wisconsin.
Garden to Vase, Growing Native Plants for Floral Arranging
Mariette Nowak,
Mendota 5
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Session Description
Many native plants are long lasting and beautiful in fresh summer bouquets and they can also be dried for winter arrangements. Mariette Nowak, author of "Birdscaping in the Midwest," will discuss the best native plants for cut flowers and foliage. A variety of floral arrangements using native plants will be shown.
From Chaos to Calm: Creating a Three-Acre Mini-Farm From Scratch*
Jim and Mary Competti, Old World Garden Farms
Mendota 8
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 1:30 PM and Sun. 11:45 AM
Session Description
Whether it's planting a garden, raising a few chickens, keeping bees, or tending to a flower-filled yard, people are yearning for a more simple lifestyle—and the opportunity to create a more meaningful, fulfilling, and fun-filled life. In this inspiring talk, Jim and Mary will take you through the story of creating their own little three acre mini-farm from scratch, taking their lives from chaos to calm. From gardening and landscaping to creating everything from a chicken coop to a barn, they show how following your dreams and passions can take you to your happy place.
Growing Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
Noel Valdes, CobraHead LLC
Waubesa/Kegonsa
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Session Description
Sweet potatoes are very nutritious and can be used in a wide variety of recipes. Plants can produce large yields and are easy to grow and store. Learn how to start, grow, store and use them.
2:30 Hostas and Companion Plants
Lisa Johnson, UW-Extension Dane County
Mendota 3
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Description
Learn about some stunning plant combinations with hostas, including perennials, annuals and shrubs.
Awesome Annuals
Mark Dwyer, Rotary Botanical Gardens
Mendota 4
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 12:30 PM
Session Description
In this seminar, we'll examine a wide range of colorful seasonal plants for use in sun and shade, as well as in beds, borders and containers.
The Straight and Narrow of Plant Material*
Paul Ganshert, Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes
Mendota 6-7
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Description
Do you have limited space in your garden and need a narrow option? Paul will discuss many options available in plant material that tend to be narrow or dwarf as well as other new plant options for small spaces.
Knowledge to Accomplish Success for Purple Martins*
Dick Nikolai,
Monona/Wingra
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Description
Learn insights about purple martins, their ecology, status, housing and how to cope with success and failure.
3:30 Plant Lust: New Plants to Pine For*
Erin Schanen, The Impatient Gardener
Mendota 1-2
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 12:15 PM
Session Description
Erin will share some of the best new plants coming to garden centers in 2019 as well as a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into introducing a new plant to gardeners.
No-Fuss Apartment Gardening*
Victor Zaderej, Happy Leaf LED
Mendota 5
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Session Description
Grow a variety of edibles year-round in small spaces with little effort, cost or ability.
Houseplant Survival Guide*
Joseph Tyconievich, Greensparrow Gardens
Mendota 8
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Session Description
Houseplants purify the air, calm your mood and look fantastic—until, that is, they die. Not anymore! Learn how to evaluate your indoor spaces, choose the right plants for your conditions, keep them looking fantastic and troubleshoot problems from aphid infestations to curious felines.
Rose Breeding Trends and Consumer Preferences in Modern Varieties*
Zach Steeno, Rose Innovations LLC
Waubesa/Kegonsa
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Session Description
Come understand how the rose continues to evolve through breeding efforts, improving disease resistance in addition to color and fragrance. See how the changes within our society are also affecting the future of the hybrid rose.
3:45 Know the Enemy: Poisonous and Nettlesome Plants of Garden, Field and Forest*
David Eagan, Wisconsin State Herbarium, UW-Madison
Mendota 3
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Also scheduled: Sun. 10:30 AM
Session Description
Can you identify wild and garden plants that might cause trouble? It pays to know which species can sting or blister skin, cause allergies or illness and even kill. Photos and ID tips for a wide variety of plants will be presented, along with remedies and management options.
10 Herbs for Every Garden... And Why*
Venice Williams, Alice's Garden
Mendota 4
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Session Description
Venice Williams, urban herbalist and Executive Director of Alice's Garden Urban Farm in Milwaukee, will share ten must-herbs for every garden. She will share the culinary, medicinal, and delightful properties of each herb. She will also share planting designs and suggestions.
Bringing the Mediterranean to the Midwest*
Jason Toth, Chicago Park District - Garfield Park Conservatory
Mendota 6-7
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 3:00 PM and Sun. 2:00 PM
Session Description
The harsh winters of the Midwest shouldn't deter gardeners from enjoying some Mediterranean style in their yards, porches or terraces. This lecture will include an introduction to the aesthetics of Mediterranean gardening; a recommended plant list, including native and cold-hardy European plants; plus the practical and environmental benefits from gardening with drought-tolerant plants.
Small-Batch Maple Syrup from Your Own Trees*
Dan Tyler,
Monona/Wingra
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Session Description
4:45 Straw Bale Gardening
Joel Karsten, Straw Bale Gardens
Mendota 1-2
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 3:00 PM and Sun. 10:30 AM
Session Description
Learn the basics of setting up a straw bale garden for growing vegetables, herbs or flowers in our northern climate. Joel will discuss why and how it works, while diving into the biology that makes the concept work so well. Hear some of the mistakes new straw bale gardeners often make and how they can easily be avoided. If traditional gardening is getting too physical for you, learn this method and you will be gardening much later in life. Learn how straw bale gardening is providing a simple, sustainable and practical solution for world hunger.
Kids and Gardening*
Amy Freidag, UW-Madison
Mendota 5
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 6:30 PM
Session Description
Do you want to help guide the next generation of gardeners? Learn ways to authentically garden with young children and why it is important to engage them in nature.
How to Attract Eastern Bluebirds
Patrick Ready, Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin
Mendota 8
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Also scheduled: Sun. 12:45 PM
Session Description
This seminar will cover what you need to know to attract bluebirds to your yard or parks. Learn nest box requirements, proper placement, preferred habitat, predator guards and methods that will help you attract bluebirds or other cavity nesters.
What is Old is New Again*
Nancy Nedveck, The Flower Factory
Waubesa/Kegonsa
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Also scheduled: Sun. 2:00 PM
Session Description
Some new varieties exist of old perennials that are standard in any garden. But why change? Maybe the older varieties are still important and shouldn't be overlooked.
Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.
9:30 Planting a Miniature Garden*
Victor Ortega and Nancy Nedveck, The Flower Factory
Demo Stage A
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Session Description
Victor will show you how to use small perennials for your fairy or miniature garden.
Growing and Baking With Ancient Grains in Wisconsin
David Meuer, Meuer Farm LLC; and Shawn Rediske, Waterhouse Foods, Meuer Farm LLC
Demo Stage B
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Also scheduled: Fri. 2:30 PM
Session Description
Ancient grains are making a comeback. David Meuer will discuss how Meuer Farm grows, harvests and stone mills whole grain flours on their farm. Learn how whole grains can help improve your diet. Shawn Rediske from Waterhouse Foods will explain how ancient grains can help you discover new flavors, textures and healthfulness while baking. All you need is a little science and technique. Shawn will also discuss selecting the ancient grain that's right for you, modifying your favorite bread and pastry recipes to include ancient grains. Recipes will be provided.
10:30 The Perfect Pavlova*
Inga Witscher, Around the Farm Table
Demo Stage A
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Session Description
Join Inga Witscher, host of Wisconsin Public Television's Around the Farm Table for an egg-cellent cooking demonstration. Are your chickens good layers? Turn the eggs into Pavlova, a delicious dessert.
Print Your Veggies!*
Debra Shapiro,
Demo Stage B
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Also scheduled: Sun. 1:30 PM
Session Description
Turn your garden photos into works of art to hang on your walls or add to tote bags, pot holders and aprons to wear. Participants will receive patterns for future projects with complete instructions.
11:30 Garden to Table Meals*
Brianne Gohlke and Andrew Wood, UW-Health
Demo Stage A
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 2:30 PM
Session Description
Learn new ways to use those garden-fresh vegetables and herbs you've worked so hard to grow.
Build an "April Greenhouse" for Under $100, That Heats Itself!*
Joel Karsten, Straw Bale Gardens
Demo Stage B
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 12:30 PM and Sun. 12:30 PM
Session Description
Learn to build a 7 ft. x 9 ft. and 6 ft. tall "April Greenhouse" to start 360 plants. You will walk away after this demo feeling confident enough to build your own amazing greenhouse. Bring your camera/phone to take pictures. You will receive a material list with items you can purchase at your local store. See how this simple greenhouse will save every gardener hundreds on spring bedding plants, transplants and flowers. You'll also discover how it will add a beautiful architectural element to your garden during the summer growing season! Based on Straw Bale Gardening.
12:30 Hardscape 101: Design and Installational of Hardscape in the Aquarium*
Jeff Miotke, Aquascape Consultant, representing Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists
Demo Stage A
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Session Description
Learn how to use gravel, wood, rocks, stones, and sand as decorative material to create a natural habitat.
Eat Local Longer: Seasonal Eating Throughout the Year*
Jennifer Casey, Fondy Food Center
Demo Stage B
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Session Description
Explore eating locally all year long! Recipes will feature products from the Milwaukee Winter Farmers' Market and garden preserves.
1:30 Fermentation Made Easy!*
Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs
Demo Stage A
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Session Description
Herbalist Linda Conroy will share simple ways to prepare vegetables for fermentation. In addition she will talk about adding herbs to your ferments for flavor and nourishment.
How to Properly Dig and Divide Peonies
Scott Parker, Wisconsin Peony Society
Demo Stage B
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Session Description
Learn when and how to properly dig and divide a peony, and how to choose and prepare a planting site. In addition, learn when and how to properly plant a peony division.
2:30 How to Care for and Design with Air Plants*
Michelle Glaser, Red Shed Garden & Gifts
Demo Stage A
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 3:30 PM and Sun. 1:30 PM
Session Description
All About Your Lawn Care and Garden Hand Tools
Dan Cunningham, Fiskars
Demo Stage B
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Session Description
Dan will explain what makes your tools work, how to choose the right tool for a job and how to keep them working their best from year to year. This demonstration will cover a wide range of tools (loppers, pruners, axes, machetes and more). You may even be able to try out interesting and new products! Finally, it will end with a Q&A session with a Fiskars R&D Engineer!
3:30 Sensational Succulents*
Michelle Cox, The Landscape Connection
Demo Stage A
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 12:30 PM
Session Description
Indoors, outdoors, in-ground or in a container: succulents are easy, versatile and sensational. Learn the basics and start growing some today.
Cooking Your Harvest With Starla
Starla Batzko, Starla's Seasonings & Mixes
Demo Stage B
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Session Description
Discover some tasty new recipes to use with your fruit and vegetable harvest. Watch as Starla teaches you to prepare easy grilled fruit, healthy homemade yogurt, Grandma's potato soup, citrus dill cucumber salad, avocado salsa and more!
4:30 Plants for the Shrub Border*
Stephanie Rawlins
, McKay Nursery Co.
Demo Stage A
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 4:30 PM
Session Description
Using Green Infrastructure: A Cost-Effective, Resilient, and Attractive Approach to Managing Wet Weather Impacts*
Linda Reid and Harlan Groll, Stormwater Solutions Engineering LLC
Demo Stage B
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Also scheduled: Fri. 1:30 PM
Session Description
Learn the whys and hows of using small-scale green infrastructure to meet your storm water management needs and beautify your property. We'll share information about rainfall integration solutions that manage roof runoff at your downspout, including rain barrels and rain gardens. We'll also discuss the infiltration benefits of soil amendments, storm water trees and other green infrastructure solutions.
Seminar and demonstration topics and times are subject to change. For updated seminar/demonstration information go to wigardenexpo.com.

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