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Gaga's Little Red Barn, A Symbol of the country lifestyle, and the transition of urban life, moving from Plano, Texas to a village of 1100 in Illinois.
Gaga’s Little Red Barn, A Symbol of the country lifestyle, and the transition of urban life, moving from Plano, Texas to a village of 1100 in Illinois.

“Con­sumers are constantly connected, and that’s not a bad thing,” says Susan McCoy, Garden Media president. “It’s time for the industry to fully embrace technology and all it can do for the garden. The more consumers learn about nature, the more they will grow to care about it.” ~ Susan McCoy

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GARDEN 101: Garden Royalty

The Secret to Landscaping With Roses

Day: Wednesday, 2/17/2016

Time: 2:15 PM

Seminar Room: Rainier

Roses, Bearded Iris and Peony have graced gardens for more than a century. Today they are deservedly popular, with more varieties than ever before, many suitable for NW gardens. These Beauty Queens need not be intimidating! Join three nationally acclaimed experts, as they share the secrets to getting the most from of these plants. Rosarian Susan Fox, horticulturist Kelly D. Norris and Peony expert Kathleen Gagan will inspire your love affair with these magnificent plants.

Gaga's Illinois Rose Garden, the elevated garden of hybrid teas, floridunda's, and David Austin Roses.
Gaga’s Illinois Rose Garden, the elevated garden of hybrid teas, floridunda’s, and David Austin Roses.

See It, Learn It, Do It: Practical Insights to Grow Your Gardening Skills

“We have a wide array of seminars to help you amp up your skills in the garden. Learn to prune like a pro, divide your perennials, grow healthy blooming orchids, plant a shrub or tree (so it doesn’t die), start seeds, and make light work of those inevitable weeds!

'Above and Beyond' by Dr. David Zlesak
‘Above and Beyond’ by Dr. David Zlesak

Miniature Roses: Hot New Color Spots

Susan Fox – Consulting Rosarian and author, Four Seasons of Roses Monthly Guide to Rose Care

Roses are the perfect flower choice when you want to create an ever-changing splash of color. From bud to a fully open rose, minis and multifloras lure you back to your garden each morning. These are winter hardy, easy-to-grow perennials that can make a color spot so rich and intriguing you will be lured back to your garden just to see the bloom cycles And some miniatures can be grown both indoors and outdoors.

Four Seasons of Roses Monthly Guide to Rose Care

Date: Thursday, Feb 18 at 6:45 pm / Book signing to follow

Seminar Room: Hood

Proven Winners 'Oso Easy' Pink Cupcake
Proven Winners ‘Oso Easy’ Pink Cupcake

See It, Learn It, Do It: Come to The Northwest Flower & Garden Show The 2nd Largest Garden Show in The U.S. the “True Gardener’s Garden Show.”

Northwest Flower & Garden Show Speakers

C.L. Fornari The Garden Lady
Chris Beardshaw: One Hundred Plants That Almost Changed The World
Richie Steffan: Designing With Ferns
Kristin Green: Vintage Vogue
Kelly D. Norris: Plants With Style
Ciscoe Morris: That Can’t Grow Here
Debbie Teashon: Star of The Season Garden Party

26 Jan Solving Design Challenges With Style: Artistic Inspiration for Every Garden

Our next seminar category is about tricky design problems and how to solve them. You can be your own expert after dropping in on these seminars.

Along with the seminars above, this category contains some more garden superstars. Author Jenny Peterson will show how to introduce the trend “staycations” into your own yard with her seminar “Creating an Entertaining Garden: Outdoor Spaces for Connecting.

Stumped on how to combine plants properly? Brenda C. Adams can help with “Truly Compelling Combinations: Creating Sizzle and Subtlety.” She also will be speaking on “Having It All: Beauty and Low Maintenance” (which is possible!). 2016 NWFGS Show Judge Brian Minter can also share some combo advice in his seminar “The Art of Combination: Taking the Ordinary to the Extraordinary.”

Looking to design DIY? You’ll need to see NWFGS Garden Creator Phil Wood‘s seminar “Secrets of Garden Design: Solving Problems to Make a Great Garden” to help you transform unsightly views, bad neighbors, and many other common problems.

Chanticleer Garden is a renowned estate and garden in Pennsylvania. Horticulturalist Dan Benarcik has been with Chanticleer for 23 seasons and will be spilling insider secrets on how they keep the garden looking stunning in his seminars “Chanticleer: The Art of Gardening” and “Design Principles of the Chanticleer Pros For Home Gardeners.

Ever heard of “Carpet Gardening?” You have now. NWFGS Garden Creator Susan Calhoun will show you how to weave groundcovers into beautiful plant tapestries.

Solve all of your garden design problems in a matter of 45 minutes. You can find the full seminar schedule online… and remember, all of these seminars are completely FREE with your Northwest Flower & Garden Show ticket! -Courtney

The Rose Garden and Companion Proven Winner Plantings
The Rose Garden and Companion Proven Winner Plantings
 The Northwest Flower & garden Show demigraphics: 60,ooo attendees 4,100 followers on Twitter

 Advocates of Education from The American Rose Society President Pat Shanley and Past President, Jolene Adams

American Rose Society President, Pat Shanley, John DelVecheccio, and past ARS presidents. Jim Herring, Marilyn Wellan, and Jeff Wycoff
American Rose Society President, Pat Shanley, John DelVecheccio, and past ARS presidents. Jim Herring, Marilyn Wellan, and Jeff Wycoff as she is sworn in for her term as ARS president at the Fall convention in Syracuse, NY
American Rose Society Past President, Jolene Adams, Education Champion and Oz Osborn
American Rose Society Past President, Jolene Adams, and Oz Osborn

 

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