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Native Perennials for Every Season

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

Native perennial wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees can provide year-round interest for your garden while supporting local pollinators and birds. Andrew will discuss what plants are best for different conditions

Presenters:
Andrew Kirkpatirck
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How To Improve Pollinator Health

Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are critical to plant reproduction and to our food system; yet, their populations are threatened. Learn about the very latest data about bee health, and how you can help make a positive impact to help boost their populations. Book signing of "The Bee: A Natural History" will follow the presentation.

Presenters:
Noah Wilson-Rich
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Pro Competition

Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:00PM
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
Renee Tucci from Valley Forge Flowers
Tony Daniels- Independent Florist
Heather Towne from Flowers by Jennie Lynne
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Hollies: The Crown Jewels of the Horticultural World

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Learn about the diversity of Holly species and their place in the garden/landscape. Discover how to create year-round beauty by using Hollies in any size garden; propagation and pruning techniques will be demonstrated.

Presenters:
Sue Hunter
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Pro Competition

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00AM
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
Eric Schellack- Arrange Design
Kathleen Claar- Independent Florist
Matthew Ross- Longwood Gardens
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Container Garden Challenge

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 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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Climate Reality: An Inconvenient Truth

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Gardeners know from experience that our climate and microclimates are changing. This is a presentation that focuses on the global climate crisis, its solutions, and what you can do to help drive action.

Presenters:
Ellen Silverberg-Brennan
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Presentation

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:00Pm
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
Mark Kintzel- Mark Kintzel Design
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Grow Your Herb Garden for Free

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Would you like to grow your garden for free? It’s possible to add unbeatable flavor and freshness to every day meals, fill your kitchen with the aroma natural fragrances, plant a water-wise garden, and create a pollinator mecca — and all (nearly) for free! Join Emily Murphy as she demonstrates how to successfully propagate and to tend to a thriving herb garden. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Presenters:
Emily Murphy
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Audience Compeition

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:00PM
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
Terry Godfrey from Floral Innovations
Eric Schellack from Arrange Design
Lori Himes from Abloom, Ltd.
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You Bet Your Garden - LIVE!

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

“It’s You Bet Your Garden LIVE at the Flower Show!” Mike McGrath, host of the nationally syndicated Public Radio Show “You Bet Your Garden” (and official Flower Show Rat since 1990) will take the stage at 4 pm on Wednesday March 7th to answer your toughest garden questions. (Or easiest ones. He won’t mind if a few are easy.) You bring the questions; Mike will supply the answers. Or maybe sing Volare*. Either way, we’ll have fun. (*To prevent the premature wilting of nearby flowers, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will ensure that there is NO singing during the performance).

Presenters:
Mike McGrath
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Bushel and Berry™ Container Planting

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Bushel and Berry™ is a collection of easy to grow, exceptionally beautiful and delicious berry plants for the home garden. Learn how you can grow these compact berry plants in containers during this presentation!

Presenters:
Layci Gragnani
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Presentation

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:00PM
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
TBD
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Hydroponics: How Water and Organic Nutrients Make Plants Grow

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Roger Marshall will show us how to install and use a hydroponic and/or aquaponic system in a small greenhouse. Book signing will follow the presentation.

Presenters:
Roger Marshall
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Pro Competition

Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:00PM
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
Terry Godfrey from Floral Innovations
Eric Schellack from Arrange Design
Lori Himes- Abloom. Ltd.
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Hydroponics: How Water and Organic Nutrients Make Plants Grow

Date:
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Roger Marshall will show us how to install and use a hydroponic and/or aquaponic system in a small greenhouse. Book signing will follow the presentation.

Presenters:
Roger Marshall
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Pro Competition

Date:
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00AM
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
Priscila Minetti from Valley Forge Flowers
Lori Himes from Abloom, Ltd.
Heather Towne from Flowers by Jennie Lynne
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Container Garden Challenge

Date:
Thursday, March 8, 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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Landscaping for Birds and Water: How Creating Bird Habitat Protects Your Watershed

Date:
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

The ecological services of a forest can be replicated on a small scale on one’s own property, and landscaping with ecology in mind will yield more birds and butterflies and better stormwater management.  Learn about the plants and landscaping techniques that not only feed and sustain birds year-round, but also provide critical rain interception to support healthy creeks and streams.

Presenters:
Steven Saffier
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Presentation

Date:
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:00PM
Location:
Designer's Studio
Presenters:
Cassie- Jig-Bee Flowers
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