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Stormwater Management at Your Home – Rain Barrels, Downspout Planters, and More

Date:
3/10/17 1:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

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 PHS’ and the Philadelphia Water Department’s Rain Check program.

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Urban Beekeeping

Date:
3/10/17 2:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Honey bees are of vital importance to our everyday lives through their role as pollinators of many of the fruit and vegetable crops we rely upon. Incorporating beehives into cities is not just a trending fad, but actually seems to be better for the bees, too. Learn easy tips about how to incorporate bees safely into any property. Book signing follows presentation!

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Book Signing - The Bee: A Natural History

Date:
3/10/17 2:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener’s Studio
Presentors:
Noah Wilson-Rich, PhD
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Professional Demonstration

Date:
3/11/17 11:00:00 AM
Location:
Designer’s Studio
Presentors:
Laura Dowling
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Container Garden Challenge

Date:
3/11/17 12:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Join the fun as three challengers build container gardens to compete for the audience's vote. You'll learn a bit about container gardening at the same time!

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Eight Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Add a Japanese Touch To Your Garden

Date:
3/11/17 1:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Inspiration from award-winning author and garden designer Bettina Mueller. 8 tips for bringing the tranquility of Japan's legendary Tea gardens to even the smallest backyard. Book signing follows presentation!

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Professional Demonstration

Date:
3/11/17 1:00:00 PM
Location:
Designer’s Studio
Presentors:
Special guest - FTD Influencer
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Creating a Living Flower Arrangement with Bulbs

Date:
3/11/17 2:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Brent will talk about which bulbs and plants are best suited for pot culture for summertime use.  He will demonstrate how to build a layered ‘Living Flower Arrangement’ that will beautify your porch, deck or patio for the rest of the summer. 

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Acme Presents: DIY Spring Decor 

Date:
3/11/17 3:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

DIY your home for spring with Debi Lilly Design, from grocery to gorgeous style. Florals, tablescapes, entertaining, gifts and more come alive with spring's top trends.

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Professional Competition

Date:
3/11/17 3:00:00 PM
Location:
Designer’s Studio
Presentors:
Caroline Crabb, MDPF, CFD
Sue Krabill
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Bartlett Presents: Brighten Your Landscape with Flowering Trees

Date:
3/11/17 4:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Flowering trees bring us sparks of pleasure, not just at the dawn of spring. Learn about the top selections of trees suitable for urban and suburban landscapes. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and the session will be interactive.

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Birds in Your Garden: Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Date:
3/11/17 5:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

The backyard is often where our interest in nature is sparked first, and some yards host not only a wondrous variety of flora but also attract a great variety of wildlife. Birds are perhaps nature's most conspicuous element in the United States, and in this talk we will explore how to attract birds, and also provide methods for identifying them. Book signing follows presentation!

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Book Signing - Field Guide to Birds of Pennsylvania

Date:
3/11/17 5:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener’s Studio
Presentors:
George Armistead
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Professional Demonstration

Date:
3/11/17 5:00:00 PM
Location:
Designer’s Studio
Presentors:
Frank Feysa, AIFD, PFCI, Oasis Floral Products Design Director
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How to Save the Bees

Date:
3/11/17 6:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Anyone who eats food needs bees, yet they are dying off at alarming rates. Learn from a world expert in bees about why they are dying, and what each and every one of us can do to help save them.  Book signing follows presentation!

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Book Signing - The Bee: A Natural History

Date:
3/11/17 6:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener’s Studio
Presentors:
Noah Wilson-Rich, PhD
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Good Organic Gardening to Prevent Pest Problems

Date:
3/11/17 7:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

In this workshop we will explore cultural, mechanical and biological methods for preventing and controlling pests in the garden as well as how and when to use organically approved sprays.

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Professional Competition

Date:
3/11/17 7:00:00 PM
Location:
Designer’s Studio
Presentors:
Doug Raska
Ken Norman
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What smells in your garden?

Date:
3/11/17 10:00:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Sight isn’t the only sense that gives us pleasure in the garden. Learn about the various aromatic plants and herbs that you can plant in your garden for fragrance.

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