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Gardener’s Studio
 
 
Hear from the best in the business at the Gardener's Studio, presented by Subaru.
sponsored by

The Gardener's Studio, presented by Subaru, is the perfect place to relax your legs while learning something new. Conveniently located in the center of the Show floor, the Gardener's Studio allows gardening and greening experts to share their passion with the public.

Don’t miss the exciting Container Garden Challenge at 12:00 noon each day hosted by Sam Harris of Sam Harris Designs.  See the designs appear before your eyes, then vote on your favorite!

Location:

The Gardener's Studio is located on the Show floor adjacent to the PHS Hamilton Horticourt.

Schedule:

Friday, February 27, 2015
12:30 PM
Hollies: Crown Jewels in the Horticultural World
Susan Hunter, The Holly Society of America
Learn about and observe different Holly species and their place in the garden/landscape.
Discover how to create year-round beauty and environmental diversity using Hollies.

1:30 PM
How to Grow More Veggies and Fruit Organically
Lisa Mosca, PHS

2:30 PM
Gardening for Butterflies and Moths, Naturally
Lorraine Kiefer, Triple Oaks Nursery, Herb Garden and Florist
What are the best plants to make your garden irresistible to butterflies and moths?
Learn everything you need to know to create that great pollinator garden that you’ve
been craving!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:00 AM
Flowering Trees for the Home Landscape - Sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts
Mark Shaw, Bartlett Tree Experts
This talk will focus on highly ornamental flowering trees of different sizes suitable for urban
and suburban landscapes. Cultural requirements and insect/disease resistance will be
discussed. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and the session will be interactive.
Sponsored by: Bartlett Tree Experts

11:00 AM
How to Grow 35 to 40 Organic Plants Within a 2-Foot-Square Garden
Shawna Coronado
Shawna Coronado talks about the easy way to grow vertically and demonstrates how to grow
35 to 40 organic plants within an area that is smaller than 2 square feet using several different
planting systems to do so. Shawna will also show full-color photos featuring her extensive
front lawn vegetable organic garden and will discuss her creative sustainable ideas for organic
soil maintenance, water collection, sustainable and artful reuse of around-the-house items as
vertical wall systems. She will also give suggestions for where to deliver your over abundance
of vegetables - Shawna donates over 100 pounds of food every season to the local food
pantry. At the end of her speech, she will have a PRIZE GIVE-AWAY to give a few amazing
garden items away to attendees.

12:00 PM
Container Garden Challenge
Three Garden Designers
Back by popular request at Gardener’s Studio, we are planning to hold the “Container Garden
Challenge” at Noon each day. This is a friendly competition where three designers will be on
stage at the same time, creating a container planting choosing from a single table of plants.  
Upon completion, the audience will be able to “vote” for their favorite finished container
through a show of hands or applause. No prizes – just for fun!

1:00 PM
On Location Across the Nation – How Green is Your Valley?
Evelyn Alemanni
The beauty of a town affects people’s desire to live there, even make movies there. You’ll hear
about America in Bloom towns where celebrities live, work and play, and also what the towns
are doing to encourage them.

2:00 PM
Bringing Back the Butterflies
Rick Mikula, Hole in Hand Butterfly Farm
Want to upgrade your garden to make it more butterfly friendly?  Learn how with tips and
ideas that will not only attract butterflies but nurture them as well.

3:00 PM
Zone Bending! Growing Cold Hardy Camellias
Brienne Gluvna Arthur
Exciting breeding programs have created Camellia’s that can be grown successfully in the mid
Atlantic states. As a plant propagator, grower and landscape designer, Brie Arthur explains
cultural practices and cultivar selections for success in zone 6 climates. Camellias are not just
for the deep-south in the twenty-first century!

4:00 PM
Garden to Fork - Clodagh's Irish Kitchen
Clodagh Mckenna, Ireland
Join Clodah for a food journey around the rugged coast of Ireland, where sheep cross the road
in front of you, blackberries tumble out of the hedgerows and samphire and seaweeds don
the shores. Inspiring farmers, food producers and fisherman are the backbone to the thriving
Irish food industry and Clodagh can’t wait to share their stories and her own story from garden
to fork in her Irish kitchen.

5:00 PM
Tinker Bell and Beyond: Fairy Gardens Meets the Movies
Claire Jones, Claire Jones Landscapes, LLC
Always wanted to make a fairy garden but never knew where to start? Join us to see what it
takes to create a miniature world for your favorite movie characters with some basic supplies
and fairy dust!

6:00 PM
Truth About Cats & Dogs & Lawn Chemicals
Bernadette Giblin, Safeground Organic Landcare
Join Bernadette Giblin for an informative look at the health effects of lawn chemicals from a
pet’s perspective. She’ll demonstrate the simple steps to make any lawn safe and beautiful for
people, pets and planet.

7:00 PM
Beyond Borders: Exploring Garden Design
James Basson, Scape Design
Ever thought about redesigning your garden, but didn’t know where to start?  You’ve wanted
to change your existing garden but are unable to think past the traditional square lawn and
edging borders? This workshop encourages you to push your creativity and provides
suggestions as to how you can think about a new design or redesign from a completely
different perspective.

Sunday, March 01, 2015
9:00 AM
Turning Flowers Into Paper: The People's Paper Co-op
Courtney Bowles, The People's Paper Co-op
Join the People's Paper Co-op for an interactive demonstration where they will transform
discarded flowers into beautiful handmade paper. Based in North Philadelphia, the People's
Paper Co-op (a program of The Village of Arts and Humanities) works with men and women in
re-entry to co-run a handmade paper company that uses 100 % recycled materials.

10:00 AM
How to Grow 35 to 40 Organic Plants Within a 2-Foot-Square Garden 3/1
Shawna Coronado
Shawna Coronado talks about the easy way to grow vertically and demonstrates how to grow
35 to 40 organic plants within an area that is smaller than 2 square feet using several different
planting systems to do so. Shawna will also show full-color photos featuring her extensive
front lawn vegetable organic garden and will discuss her creative sustainable ideas for organic
soil maintenance, water collection, sustainable and artful reuse of around-the-house items as
vertical wall systems. She will also give suggestions for where to deliver your over abundance
of vegetables - Shawna donates over 100 pounds of food every season to the local food
pantry. At the end of her speech, she will have a PRIZE GIVE-AWAY to give a few amazing
garden items away to attendees.

11:00 AM
Stormwater Management in Cities and Your Home – How to Capture Stormwater Runoff with
Rain Barrels and Downspout Planters
Zachary Popkin, PHS
In cities like Philadelphia, impervious surfaces (roofs, streets, etc.) generate stormwater runoff
that can overburden sewer systems and lead to severe water quality issues. Learn how to
manage stormwater runoff on a small scale using stormwater management practices that are
currently offered for free or at reduced costs through the Philadelphia Water Department and
PHS’ Rain Check program.

12:00 PM
Container Garden Challenge 3/1
Three Garden Designers
Back by popular request at Gardener’s Studio, we are planning to hold the “Container Garden
Challenge” at Noon each day.  This is a friendly competition where three designers will be on
stage at the same time, creating a container planting choosing from a single table of plants.  
Upon completion, the audience will be able to “vote” for their favorite finished container
through a show of hands or applause. No prizes – just for fun!

1:00 PM
Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, & Veggies in Your Garden
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence®
Discover which common garden plants and favorite edibles have that something extra, and
why. Plants With Benefits is about growing tips and recipes for preparing teas, potions, and
tasty treats for your pleasurable use. Helen will be signing her new book, Plants With
Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, & Veggies in Your
Garden, following her talk.

2:00 PM
The Love Affair of Hollywood and Ashford Castle, Home of the Quiet Man – Sponsored by
Tourism Ireland
Paula Carroll, Ashford Castle
When Hollywood discovered the tiny village of Cong in the West of Ireland back in 1951, it
was love at first sight. The Ashford Castle became home base for John Wayne and “The Quiet
Man” as well as many other films. Join us to see what the attraction is.

3:00 PM
The Right-Size Flower Garden: Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Aging and Time-
Pressed Gardeners
Kerry Ann Mendez
This inspiring lecture provides easy-to-follow right-sizing strategies, recommended no-fuss
plant material, and design tips for stunning year-round gardens that will be as close to
‘autopilot’ as you can get!

4:00 PM
Gardening with Recycled Materials
Mona Gold, Abramson Center for Jewish Life
Reduce, reuse, recycle are the key elements that will be presented in this gardening workshop.
Practical ideas and resources will be discussed and demonstrated. Low cost growing
techniques with lots of impact for the home gardener will be covered.

5:00 PM
Gardening in Miniature: Different Ways to Grow
Janit Calvo, Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center
Miniature garden expert and author Janit Calvo will dig deeper into this emerging hobby while
showing you how to put together a miniature garden that can be enjoyed for years, just like
your full-sized garden. The difference between the Miniature Garden Settings display and true
miniature gardening will be demonstrated and discussed, as well as design ideas, miniature
techniques and ways to enjoy the different scales of miniature gardens in your home and
garden.

6:00 PM
Little Bugs in Big Movies. Beneficials in the Garden
Suzanne Wainwright-Evans
Come see the good bugs up close, starring in their own amazing movies. See them in action
controlling the bad guys.

7:00 PM
Using Garden Elements in YOUR Garden: It's All about the Details!
Rose Love Bartlett, Rose's Garden Shop LLC
Stroll through The Bartlett Book of Garden Elements (featured in the Washington Post!)
with co-author Rose Bartlett and find ways to implement these elements whether classic
or innovative, functional or whimsical as part of your own workable and inspired garden design.

Monday, March 02, 2015
11:00 AM
Handmade Habitat Garden: Sponsored by Subaru
Rhiannon Crain, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
What do you get when you cross gardening, birds, and crafts? A handmade habitat garden! 
Come learn some simple crafts and techniques to make a garden more wildlife friendly!
Sponsored by:  Subaru

12:00 PM
Container Garden Challenge 3/2
Bucks County Master Gardeners
Back by popular request at Gardener’s Studio, we are planning to hold the “Container Garden
Challenge” at Noon each day.  This is a friendly competition where three designers will be on
stage at the same time, creating a container planting choosing from a single table of plants.  
Upon completion, the audience will be able to “vote” for their favorite finished container
through a show of hands or applause. No prizes – just for fun!

1:00 PM
PHS: The Power of Partnerships
Community Partners
The Philadelphia Flower Show is just the tip of the PHS iceberg. Come learn about PHS’s
programs across the region, and the vital community partnerships that make those programs
work. PHS staff and partners will be on hand to illuminate the gardening, greening and
learning that happens throughout the year.

2:00 PM
Common Tree and Shrub Pests of the Delaware Valley - Sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts
David Helliar, Bartlett Tree Experts
Bring your questions for this review of Common Insect and Disease Pests that affect
landscape trees and shrubs in the Delaware Valley.  You'll hear descriptions of the pests and
the damage caused to host plants and learn possible treatments or preventative measures.
Sponsored by:  Bartlett Tree Experts

3:00 PM
Home Conservation Gardening; How to Get More Out of Your Garden While Putting Less Into It
- Sponsored by Subaru
Joe Lamp'l, The Joe Gardener Company
Get more out of your garden while putting less into it. Joe Lamp’l shares the most important
keys to creating a thriving garden and landscape while conserving and protecting resources.
Sponsored by:  Subaru

4:00 PM
Just Migrating Through: A Birds' Eye View of a Garden -- Sponsored by Subaru
Rhiannon Crain, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Do you know which birds may visit your garden as they migrate through Philly?
Come learn about the intrepid travelers you may catch a glimpse of during Spring
migration and how you can help these birds survive and thrive right in your own
backyard.
Sponsored by:  Subaru

5:00 PM
Make A Mini-Beast Mansion/Insect Hotel
Melissa Palmer, Florum Flowers
The different habitats offered by a “mini-beast mansion” will attract a real variety of beneficial
creatures to your garden.  In return those creatures might even keep the pests away, helping
to create a healthy ecosystem!

5:20 PM
Alice's Rustic Garden Party
Claudia Stemler, The Brunettes Bookshop Bakery
Laura Belmonte
A modern twist on the classic tea party from Alice In Wonderland, focusing on different ways
to create an intimate setting as well as ways to decorate and creatively display party fare.
Sponsored by:  Chestnut Hill Business Association

6:00 PM
The Art of String and Underwater Gardening
Ken Hay, Greenology Organic Living, LLC
Fritzie Ege, Greenology Organic Living, LLC
The Greenology team demonstrates two innovative indoor growing methods that put the fun
and aesthetic back into indoor green design. Underwater gardening in premium quality
aquariums and vertical string gardening will turn any window into an artistic view. The
Chestnut Hill Business Association is sponsoring this presentation.

7:00 PM
Stopping Storm Water Runoff at Your Home - Sponsored by EP Henry
Mark Antunes, EP Henry
Learn the basics of permeable paver design and construction that you can do on your
property to capture rain water and prevent storm water runoff.
Sponsored by:  EP Henry


Tuesday, March 03, 2015
11:00 AM
16 Common Tree Problems: Identifying Problems and Exploring Solutions - Sponsored by
Bartlett Tree Experts
Rob Beidman, Bartlett Tree Experts
Certified arborist Robert Beideman with Bartlett Tree Experts will discuss the most common
tree and shrub related problems. This discussion will help homeowners identify these
problems and explore solutions to improve the health, safety, and beauty of your landscape.

12:00 PM
Container Garden Challenge 3/3
Saul High School Students
Back by popular request at Gardener’s Studio, we are planning to hold the “Container Garden
Challenge” at Noon each day.  This is a friendly competition where three designers will be on
stage at the same time, creating a container planting choosing from a single table of plants.  
Upon completion, the audience will be able to “vote” for their favorite finished container
through a show of hands or applause. No prizes – just for fun!

1:00 PM
Gardeners in Poison Ivy Land
Umar Mycka, Poison Ivy Horticulturist Inc.
Nothing strikes fear into a homeowner’s gardening heart more than the threat of a terrible
poison ivy rash.  Get this garden “party-pooper” out of your backyard, learn the latest on this
vital issue with nationally known poison ivy removal specialist, Umar Mycka, then relax and
look forward to a great gardening season .

2:00 PM
Multiplying Your Perennials
Ruth Clausen
Tom Christopher
Propagation – starting new plants from a mother plant or from seed – is more than a money
saver; it’s also a way to reinvigorate aging plants and return them to peak bloom. Best of all,
it’s easy and fun. Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher (co-authors of Essential
Perennials, the new encyclopedic guide from Timber Press ) will share the basics of increasing
perennials by cuttings from different plant parts, and for starting them from seed. Learn some
tricks of the trade for dividing overgrown or pot-bound plants into two, three, or more new
specimens. Take home handouts specifying the best techniques for propagating a range of
popular perennials.

3:00 PM
Gold Medal Plants: The Best of the Best!
Chuck Hinkle, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
What new plants have earned the prestigious label of "Gold Medal Plants" by PHS's panel of
experts? See the best of the best, and find out why they are ranked so highly!

4:00 PM
The Dirt on Potting Soil
Mark Highland, The Organic Mechanics Soil Company, LLC,
Explore the what and why behind the scenes of locally made potting soils. Learn why
ingredients in potting soil make all the difference for your garden and the planet.

5:00 PM
The Beauty of Function, The Ecology of Form
Jeff Lorenz, Tiny Terra Ferma
Annie Scott, Tiny Terra Ferma
Celebrating the American Landscape and designing with her bounty, our native plants have a
place in both the ecosystem and the designed landscape. Learn how the cross pollenization
of site analysis, the creative process and a pallet of unique native plants can help create
functional and unrivaled landscapes for both humans and wildlife.

6:00 PM
Build Your Own Bog (BYOB)
John Courtney, Aquascapes Unlimited
This build your own bog (BYOB) workshop is a how to guide for creating your own mini bog
garden. We will work through container selection, creating the correct compositional soil mix,
preferred plant selection as well as conditions necessary for long term maintenance of these
attractive and captivating container gardens

7:00 PM
Biochar: An Amazing Additive for the Home Garden
Mark Highland, The Organic Mechanics Soil Company, LLC,
Come learn what Biochar can do for your garden. Biochar is pure carbon, and acts as a
yield booster in your soil.  See what made the terra preta soils of the Amazon so productive,
then use the same technology in your garden!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
11:00 AM
Making the World a Healthier Place, Starting in Your Yard - Sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts
Neil Hendrickson, PhD, Bartlett Tree Labs
Healthy soils are the basis of healthy plants and healthy landscapes, but we still don't know
much about keeping them that way.  Join Dr. Neil Hendrickson to learn about simple things
you can do in your yard to make your soils and plants healthy and sustainable.
Sponsored by:  Bartlett Tree Experts

12:00 PM
Container Garden Challenge 3/4
Glouster City High School Students
Back by popular request at Gardener’s Studio, we are planning to hold the “Container Garden
Challenge” at Noon each day.  This is a friendly competition where three designers will be on
stage at the same time, creating a container planting choosing from a single table of plants.  
Upon completion, the audience will be able to “vote” for their favorite finished container
through a show of hands or applause. No prizes – just for fun!

1:00 PM
Making "Scents" of Your Garden
Ed MacFarland, Phila Rose Society & Tamanend Park Herb Gardening Club
Explore the art of growing, using and enjoying scented geraniums ( Pelargoniums.)
You will see, sniff and learn about growing the various kinds available.

2:00 PM
Cultivating Garden Style with Rochelle Greayer
Rochelle Greayer
This talk will help you bring your personal style into the garden. Take a look at your own tastes
outside of the garden, and find how to translate them into it!

4:00 PM
Extending the Growing Season While Using Organic Practices
Lisa Mosca, PHS
Learn how to make the most of your veggie garden -- starting early and staying late! Lisa Mosca,
PHS's City Harvest garden expert, will be sharing tips and tricks for extending the season organically.

5:00 PM
Your Spring Garden Tune-Up
Liz Haegele, Haegele Gardens
Your spring garden tune-up" will walk you through all of the things that you can start doing in
your garden as soon as you get home from the flower show. Early spring is the best time to
jump right in and get a head start on everything from bed clean-up, pond maintenance, and
pruning. Elizabeth with guide you through the major tasks to get done right now, to ensure
and easier and more successful growing season.

6:00 PM
PHS: The Power of Partnerships (evening)
Community Partners
The Philadelphia Flower Show is just the tip of the PHS iceberg. Come learn about PHS’s
programs across the region, and the vital community partnerships that make those programs
work. PHS staff and partners will be on hand to illuminate the gardening, greening and
learning that happens throughout the year.

7:00 PM
Houseplants Jumping Hoops {with apologies to Julie & Julia}
Tovah Martin
Why settle for blah, tasteless houseplants when you can “cook up” something really scrumptious?
Clean out your cupboards and whip up a dish that’s food for the soul.

Thursday, March 05, 2015
11:00 AM
The Private Gardens, Castles & Manors of Ireland - Sponsored by Tourism Ireland
Ellen McNulty, Lynott Tours
Join Lynott Tours for a virtual visit of the Gardens, Castles & Manors of Ireland -- some of
them world famous and others secret gems.
Sponsored by:  Tourism Ireland

12:00 PM
Container Garden Challenge 3/5
Wayne Woods Garden Club
Back by popular request at Gardener’s Studio, we are planning to hold the “Container Garden
Challenge” at Noon each day.  This is a friendly competition where three designers will be on
stage at the same time, creating a container planting choosing from a single table of plants.  
Upon completion, the audience will be able to “vote” for their favorite finished container
through a show of hands or applause. No prizes – just for fun!

1:00 PM
The Bounty Outside Your Door: Plant a Kitchen Garden Naturally
Lorraine Kiefer, Triple Oaks Nursery, Herb Garden and Florist
Natural kitchen gardens  provide vegetables herbs, and edible flowers as well as physical and
spiritual well being. They have long been an intregal part of life.

2:00 PM
How to Use Bulbs to Produce Your Own Wintertime Flower Show
Art Wolk
Learn how to use bulbs every year to fill your wintertime home with dazzling springtime
flowers.

3:00 PM
Digging Deep: How Playing With Flowers Can Unearth Your Creative Roots In The Garden
Fran Sorin, Fran Sorin by Design
In this interactive workshop, Fran Sorin will use one of the most popular exercises from her
book, "Digging Deep", to show how playing with flowers is an excellent tool for unearthing
your creative roots in the garden (as well as teaching you garden design principles and
mindfulness). Be prepared to have fun!

4:00 PM
Dealing with Deer and Other Mammal Pests in Your Garden
Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine

5:00 PM
Organic Answers to your Toughest Garden Questions.
Mike McGrath
Mike McGrath, host of Public Radio's "You Bet Your Garden" will prove he doesn't research
the answers ahead of time for his show as he delivers the answers to your questions live, on
the spot, no books; no search engines. You bring the questions; Mike will deliver the answers
(or maybe try and change the topic)!

5:45 PM
Mike McGrath Book Signing
Mike McGrath, host of Public Radio's "You Bet Your Garden," will follow his Gardener's
Studio talk by signing his book: "The You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes."

6:00 PM
Stopping Storm Water Runoff at Your Home - Sponsored by EP Henry
Mark Antunes, EP Henry
Learn the basics of permeable paver design and construction that you can do on your
property to capture rain water and prevent storm water runoff.
Sponsored by:  EP Henry

7:00 PM
Bring Color into Your Garden with Roses: They're NOT So Hard
Patricia A. Bilson, Philadelphia Rose Society
Questions about growing roses?  Learn the answers here with American Rose Society Master
Consulting Rosarian, Pat Bilson.

Friday, March 06, 2015
11:00 AM
Holly, Wood, and Vine!
Christine Holt, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
“Elizabeth Taylor”,” Bob Hope”, and  ”Snow White” are just a few rose celebrities that might
meet you every summer morning! Learn how you can include a little “Hollywood Style” in your
garden through a selection of plants and design ideas. Tips and simple solutions on how to
keep roses, dahlias, and favorite plants looking their best!

12:00 PM
Container Garden Challenge 3/6
Shipley School Sprouts
Back by popular request at Gardener’s Studio, we are planning to hold the “Container Garden
Challenge” at Noon each day.  This is a friendly competition where three designers will be on
stage at the same time, creating a container planting choosing from a single table of plants.  
Upon completion, the audience will be able to “vote” for their favorite finished container
through a show of hands or applause. No prizes – just for fun!

1:00 PM
You’re Home with Jill Garden Party - Sponsored by QVC
Jill Bauer, QVC
How do you host a garden party…when you have kids…and not much time to prep? From
bread baked in flower pots to living sedum picture frames, learn how to create simple, yet
impactful DIY projects that will impress guests & then get fun, during-the-party craft ideas for
kids.
Sponsored by:  QVC

2:00 PM
Dancing With The Stars -- Plant Stars, That Is!
Nicholas Staddon, Monrovia
Join Nicholas Staddon, Director of New Plants for Monrovia as he shepherds us through a
selection of stunning plants, some will be appearing in person, and others on the silver
screen, many named after movie stars. Something for everyone. The presentation will include a
very special section on plant discovery, including a recent trip to Asia showing never before
seen pictures.

3:00 PM
Designing as a Team- The Good, the Bad, or Just the Ugly?
Nicole and Matt Juday
John Gatti, Barnes Foundation
What happens when a professional artist and a professional gardener with totally different
visions put their heads together to collaborate on a floral and container design? The results
are definitely surprising, and if they can use principles of both art and horticulture to
communicate their ideas, also inspiring.

4:00 PM
The Amazing Honey Bee
James Bobb
Jim Bobb helps beekeepers get started by providing hands-on classes and bees. He works
with hives at Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum, Barnes Foundation, and the Academy of
Natural Sciences. Come listen to Jim talk about these fascinating creatures. Kids, adults, and
those interested in starting beekeeping are all welcome.

5:00 PM
You’re Home with Jill Garden Party - Sponsored by QVC
Jill Bauer, QVC
How do you host a garden party…when you have kids…and not much time to prep? From
bread baked in flower pots to living sedum picture frames, learn how to create simple, yet
impactful DIY projects that will impress guests & then get fun, during-the-party craft ideas for
kids.
Sponsored by:  QVC

6:00 PM
Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels 3/6, 6 PM
Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels, Philadelphia Zoo
Come meet live animal ambassadors from the Philadelphia Zoo in this engaging presentation.

7:00 PM
Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels 3/6, 7 PM
Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels, Philadelphia Zoo
Come meet live animal ambassadors from the Philadelphia Zoo in this engaging presentation.

Saturday, March 07, 2015
9:00 AM
Begin the Begonia
Lloyd R. Traven, Peace Tree Farm
Make the most of your begonias! Learn everything you need to know to bring the colorful
beauty of these summer favorites to your home!

10:00 AM
The Truth about Bonsai, Outside of the Movies
Randall D. Naftal, Pennsylvania Bonsai Society
Bonsai are such attractive little trees! Randall Naftal will reveal the special techniques
you need to invite one into your home and keep it healthy.

11:00 AM
Epic Tomato Growing Techniques
Craig LeHoullier
From planting seed to tasting and seed saving, Craig will share tips and tricks learned during
his 30 years growing tomatoes. With live demos, each attendee will leave with new ideas and
something for their own gardens.

12:00 PM
Container Garden Challenge 3/7
Three Garden Designers
Back by popular request at Gardener’s Studio, we are planning to hold the “Container Garden
Challenge” at Noon each day.  This is a friendly competition where three designers will be on
stage at the same time, creating a container planting choosing from a single table of plants.  
Upon completion, the audience will be able to “vote” for their favorite finished container
through a show of hands or applause. No prizes – just for fun!

1:00 PM
Enchanting Gardens of Ireland - Sponsored by Tourism Ireland
Declan O’Brien , Destinations Ireland & BEYOND
Stop to smell the roses with Destinations Ireland & BEYOND. Visit the secret hidden gardens
of the Emerald Isle.
Sponsored by:  Tourism Ireland

2:00 PM
The Great Healthy Yard Project, Our Yards, Our Children, Our Responsibility
Diane Lewis, The Great Healthy Yard Project
Our goal is beautiful yards without synthetic chemicals. The most widespread problem facing
our drinking water is pollution by the chemicals we use on our yards and gardens, so the
more people who pledge to care for their yards without the use of synthetic chemicals, the
cleaner our drinking water will be.

3:00 PM
Horrible Horticulture: Monster Plants in the Movies
Louise Krasniewicz, Department of Anthropology, Cinema Studies Program
From the murderous Martian carrot in The Thing from Another World and the walking bushes
in The Day of the Triffids to Audrey the carnivorous potted plant in Little Shop of Horrors,
movies are rich with plants that attack, kill, or eat humans. See clips about these delightful and
weird monsters (and more) in this exploration of the horrible horticulture found in popular
movies.

4:00 PM
3-D Printed Art of Flowers: Preserving the Rare and Beautiful
Darlene Farris-LaBar, East Stroudsburg University
Art, Science and Technology are brought together with 3D printed flowers by artist, Darlene
Farris-LaBar. Farris-LaBar will present her work and research of preserving the natural world
through 3D printing.

5:00 PM
How the Seeds of Art Sow Cities That Bloom: Art and Storytelling in the Garden
Lindsay Curren
Staunton, Virginia-based artist Lindsay Curren presents her latest work-in-process, "31 Days
of Urban Agriculture," a series of linoleum block prints depicting traditional and
contemporary gardening and food cultivation in cities. While showing specific examples from
her block print series, and doing a printing demonstration, she'll discuss why urban
agriculture is making a comeback, and why individuals and communities should be excited
about this!

6:00 PM
Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels 3/7, 6 PM
Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels, Philadelphia Zoo
Come meet live animal ambassadors from the Philadelphia Zoo in this engaging presentation.

7:00 PM
Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels 3/7, 7 PM
Come meet live animal ambassadors from the Philadelphia Zoo in this engaging presentation.

Sunday, March 08, 2015
9:00 AM
Olmsted Remembers Edison's Garden Movies
Kirk R. Brown, John Bartram Lives, Treasurer Garden Writers Association
Edison's flickering motion pictures return us to a vanished world remembered in black and
white. Olmsted's vision of ornamental horticulture for the masses adds color to these historic
views of public and community gardens across the nation at the close of the 19th century. 
Come see this living history presentation to chat with the famed "Frederick Law Olmstead"
himself!

10:00 AM
Learn to Grow a Straw Bale Garden
Joel Karsten
Learn to grow a bountiful garden without using soil, herbicides or insecticides and with no
weeding! Learn to plant a wide variety of vegetables, root crops, vine crops, and even beautiful
flowers, directly into conditioned straw bales.  Any backyard, concrete patio, rooftop or
driveway, can become a productive garden space with Straw Bale Gardening.

11:00 AM
Not Your Average House Plant!
Karl Gercens, Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Passionate gardeners love to grow incredible plants every day of the year in every available
spot.  Let’s look at some of the newer cultivars of our familiar favorites that perform well in
the home.

12:00 PM
Container Garden Challenge 3/8
Bucks County Master Gardeners
Back by popular request at Gardener’s Studio, we are planning to hold the “Container Garden
Challenge” at Noon each day.  This is a friendly competition where three designers will be on
stage at the same time, creating a container planting choosing from a single table of plants.  
Upon completion, the audience will be able to “vote” for their favorite finished container
through a show of hands or applause. No prizes – just for fun!

1:00 PM
Young Tree Pruning - Sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts
John Studdy, Bartlett Tree Experts
Learn how to structurally prune your smaller trees and avoid storm damage in your mature
trees.
Sponsored by:  Bartlett Tree Experts

2:00 PM
The Prickly Ones: Growing Cacti and Other Succulents
Gerald Barad, Philadelphia Cactus and Succulent Society
Cacti and succulents come in so many interesting and attractive varieties. Learn about
propagation and easy care tips in this informative session. Walk away with a cutting from an
award-winning succulent.

EVENTS
LGBT Party The fifth annual LGBT Party in the ballroom pre-function space will be an evening of glitz and glamour on Sunday, March 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. Presented by G Philly, the event will kick off with a special introduction by PHS President Drew Becher. Mar 1, 2015 4:00 PM
Early Morning Tours Experience a VIP Flower Show visit. Book an Early Morning Tour and enjoy a private tour of the exhibits with behind-the-scene stories provided by an expert guide. Mar 2, 2015 8:00 AM
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