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Make Your Spring Garden SING!

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 4:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

P. Allen Smith, America’s most well-known gardening expert, will inspire you to create a spring garden that bursts with color. Allen will give you tips and tricks, teach you about his favorite plants, and share inspiration from the gardens at his Arkansas home, Moss Mountain Farm. He will be signing his book "P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden: A Garden Home Cookbook" following the presentation.

Presenters:
P. Allen Smith
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Bartlett Presents: Common Insect and Disease Issues in the Delaware Valley

Date:
Sunday, March 4, 2018 11:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Join Mike Dunn as he discusses the top ten insect and disease issues that affect our urban forests and gardens in the Delaware Valley.  We will touch on the big issues like Emerald Ash Borer and Spotted Lantern Fly as well as lesser known issues such as scales and root decay fungi.

Presenters:
Mike Dunn
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The Top 10 Questions About Peonies that You’ve Always Wanted to Ask

Date:
Monday, March 5, 2018 11:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Got a question about peonies? Expert Kathleen Gagan will take questions from the audience to address everything you’ll need to know about peonies cultivation, propagation and design. Don’t miss this interactive presentation!

Presenters:
Kathleen Gagan
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Grape Growing and the Finger Lakes Microclimate

Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 1:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Discover the vital role the deep waters of the Finger Lakes play in creating the perfect microclimate for grape growing. Learn about the Finger Lakes terroir and why this cool-climate wine region is receiving attention and accolades for its world-class wines.

Presenters:
Katie Roller
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Grape Growing and the Finger Lakes Microclimate

Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 5:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Discover the vital role the deep waters of the Finger Lakes play in creating the perfect microclimate for grape growing. Learn about the Finger Lakes terroir and why this cool-climate wine region is receiving attention and accolades for its world-class wines.

Presenters:
Katie Roller
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Creating a Carnival of Carnivorous Plants BYOB

Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 4:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

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." 

Presenters:
John Courtney
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From a Frogs Eye-View

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Aquatic plants play a vital role in establishing habitat in a water garden. No matter how big or small the body of water, plants are essential. Lets explore some of our favorites and get tips for having success year after year.  

Presenters:
John Courtney
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Vitro Plus Presents: Own Greens, Your Garden in a Box

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Own Greens is a unique concept that makes it possible to grow your own leafy greens at home. You can have your bacteria free lettuce within 5 weeks, with a minimum of water and without any pesticides. Besides, it does not have to come from 3000 miles away!

Presenters:
John Bijl
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Gardening Without Sprinklers

Date:
Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio
Presenters:
Jenny Rose Carey
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Fountains For Your Home and Longwood Gardens

Date:
Friday, March 2, 2018 1:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio
Presenters:
Raymond Mackey
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What Smells in Your Garden?

Date:
Friday, March 2, 2018 2:00 PM
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.

Presenters:
Ed MacFarland
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Pro Competition

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:15 AM
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
Peggy Moore- Fairfield Garden Club
Julie Lapham from Worcester Garden Club
Arabella Dane from North Shore Garden Club
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Container Garden Challenge

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:00 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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Presentation

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 1:00PM
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
David Monn
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Make Your Spring Garden SING!

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 1:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

P. Allen Smith, America’s most well-known gardening expert, will inspire you to create a spring garden that bursts with color. Allen will give you tips and tricks, teach you about his favorite plants, and share inspiration from the gardens at his Arkansas home, Moss Mountain Farm. He will be signing his book "P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden: A Garden Home Cookbook" following the presentation.

Presenters:
P. Allen Smith
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Milkweed for Monarchs: Growing 5 Natives from Seed

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 2:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Attracting monarchs and other invaluable pollinators is easy with the right seeds, timing and techniques. Come laugh and learn how easy it is to grow milkweed and other natives from seed. There is much hope for our native pollinators, and you play no small part.

Presenters:
Petra Page-Mann
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Planter Design: Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers!

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

This session will present ways of staging a planter to create a fun and immediate effect. We will also talk about planter types and how to give patina to terracotta and concrete planters. We will also experiment with visitors on an easy “Make-your-own” planter, cast out of concrete.

Presenters:
Kitty Jenkins Miton and Abdallah Tabet
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Rainbarrels, Downspout Planters and Rain Gardens:  How YOU can Manage Stormwater at Your Home

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:00 AM
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 Philadelphia Water and PHS’ Rain Check program.

Presenters:
Zach Popkin
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Mussels In the Wild: Children’s Book reading and Freshwater Mussel Touch Tank

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 3:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

A reading of the Mussels in the Wild children’s book— a tale of a flowing river, where finned, furred, shelled, feathered and the invisible swim, hop, flutter, float and crawl in an ever-changing watery world. A freshwater momma mussel waits patiently for a special fish to give her babies a ride to their new riverbed homes, where each one can munch and nibble phytoplankton and diatoms from the river water. After the reading, experience live freshwater mussels and learn about how these fascinating creatures help our environment!  During this presentation you’ll meet live juvenile mussels and learn amazing facts about mussels including: *They have a remarkably long lifespan – as much as 100 years or more; *They rely on fish hosts to reproduce…really!; and *They’re imperiled, so we need to help them. Please come and meet these imperiled and elusive residents of our local waterways! Book signing will follow the presentation.

Presenters:
Victoria Prizzia & Jeffrey Long
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Audience Compeition

Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 3:00 PM
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
Coaches:
Maura Rose from Maura Rose Events- Floral Design
Arabella Dane from North Shore Garden Club
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