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Show Speakers - RI Flower Show


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Show Speakers

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The 2014 RI Spring Flower & Garden Show lectures are sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts.  
              Information subject to change without notice.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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12:00 PM

Designing, Constructing and Planning the Entry Garden
Warren Leach, Owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery

The garden space between the street, driveway, walkway and your home offers a powerful first impression to someone arriving to your door. Landscape Horticulturist Warren Leach will take you on a visual tour of enticing entry gardens using before and after scenarios. He will focus on walkway design and construction techniques, solving problems of scale and grade as well as showcasing a rich planting palette that offers year-round beauty with an eye on low-maintenance. Your entry garden will be a pleasure for you to enjoy as well as a warm welcoming to guests.

1:00 PM

Low Maintenance, Big Impact Perennial Gardens
Melinda Myers, Gardening Expert, TV/radio Host & Columnist
Sponsored by Birds & Bloom Magazine

Ideas for perennial plant combinations and varieties that provide big impact with minimal care.  Plus, tips on selecting perennials for all sorts of situations.  Maintenance tips for keeping perennial gardens looking beautiful year round will also be covered. 

 2:00 PM Peony Planting, Care & Propagation
Kathleen Gagan, Peony's Envy

An in-depth pictorial lecture on how to properly plant, care for, and propagate peonies.  Perfect for the advanced gardener or paired up with the Introductory or Garden Design Lecture.  Includes information on planting locations, planting methods, spring & fall care, recognizing & treating diseases, dividing herbaceous peony roots, grafting tree peony scions and growing peonies from seed.  

Friday, February 21, 2014

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11:00 AM

Garden Renovations for Any Size Landscape - Affordable & Attractive Solutions to Enhance Any Garden
Melinda Myers, Gardening Expert, TV/radio Host & Columnist
Sponsored by Birds & Bloom Magazine

Small changes can make a big difference in the health and beauty of your landscape.  Melinda will cover common landscape mistakes and challenges and provide affordable and attractive solutions you can put to work in your garden.  She will cover everything from plant maintenance, garden accents, planting strategies and of course a few structures and hardscape options.

12:00 PM

Discovering Easy-Care Roses
Mike and Angelina Chute 

Want a garden full of roses? Discovering Easy Care Roses explores sustainable, winter hardy and attractive rose varieties that will flourish in a pesticide-free environment. This program explains the process of selecting disease-resistant roses that will thrive in New England gardens as well as identifies many easy care roses now available. Learn from Master Rosarians how rose gardening can be simple, rewarding and fun. Mike and Angelina Chute’s book, Roses for New England : A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening is a reference to this program and will be available for sale.

1:00 PM

More Colorful Than Ever:  Clashing & Coordinating in the Garden of a Lifetime          
Louis Raymond

More Colorful Than Ever chronicles thirty-years-and-counting of garden designer Louis Raymond's exploration of color in the garden, both at his clients and in his own infamous personal gardens in Rhode Island.

2:00 PM

Eating from the Garden all Year
Henry Homeyer

Garden writer Henry Homeyer eats something he grew virtually every day of the year, and explains - and demonstrates - how you can, too. Learn how to dehydrate, store under the proper conditions for maximum shelf life, or freeze garden vegetables and fruits. Even if you don't have a big garden, you can buy in bulk in season and put some by so that you can enjoy healthy produce all year.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

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11:00 AM

Great Flowers for New England
Henry Homeyer

Garden writer Henry Homeyer presents a slide show of great flowers he grows including old favorites and lesser known beauties. With each slide comes a tip to make growing that flower easy! And, as always, Henry's hints are all organic

12:00 PM

Heirloom Gardens of Beekman 1802
Beekman Boys - Brent & Josh

Known best as "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" from their hit television reality show airing on Cooking Channel, the duo has put their stylish stamp on seasonal living. Their farm and surrounding community serves as the inspiration for their lifestyle brand, "Beekman 1802."

1:00 PM

Growing Fruit in Your Own Yard
Roger Swain

The fruit in the supermarket is beautiful but it just doesn't taste very good. It is time to reclaim flavor. Join Roger Swain as he lays out a cornucopia of mouth-watering delights - from the commonplace to the exotic - all within a home gardener's reach

2:00 PM

Sustainability in the Planting of Trees
Chris Fletcher - Bartlett Tree

Today’s environment for planting trees is not what it was when our grandparents, and great grandparents planted them. Specimens left by our ancestors often lived to be 100 or even 200 years old, but today, the average lifespan of an urban tree is 10 years. Why are newly planted trees so much more vulnerable than the trees planted by the generations who came before us? Find out the answers to these questions and others regarding the secrets to successful tree planting. Re-visit some of the garden antiquities, linden, oak, and beech through pictures of old specimens, and then engage on a journey of how to establish an environment for leaving a legacy of your own

3:00 PM

America's Romance with the English Garden
Thomas J. Mickey, Author, Garden Blogger, and Garden Consultant

At the beginning of the modern garden industry in the 1890s mass advertising, faster printing, national magazines, and free rural mail delivery made it possible to publish seed and nursery catalogs in the millions and send them across the country. The catalogs encouraged the romantic English garden style in essays, illustrations, and ads. The principle elements of that English garden design included the lawn, small groupings of flowering shrubs, a vegetable garden outback, flowerbeds on the lawn, trees to line the property, and a curved walkway. At a time when homeowners were eager to learn how to garden, it was no surprise that Americans everywhere loved the English Garden and the same garden appeared from California to Rhode Island.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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12:00 PM

Growing Fruit in Your Own Yard
Roger Swain

The fruit in the supermarket is beautiful but it just doesn't taste very good. It is time to reclaim flavor. Join Roger Swain as he lays out a cornucopia of mouth-watering delights - from the commonplace to the exotic - all within a home gardener's reach

1:00 PM

The Art of Growing Food
Ellen Ecker Ogden

A true kitchen garden goes beyond the simple straight rows of a vegetable garden to combine art and food in ways that enhance the experience of grwing food. In this presentation, you will learn how to design a new vegetable garden or renovate an existing garden based on classic designs that originate from the earliest know pleasure gardens of Persia, dating back to 1500 BC.

2:00 PM

Heirloom Gardens of Beekman 1802
Beekman Boys - Brent & Josh

Known best as "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" from their hit television reality show airing on Cooking Channel, the duo has put their stylish stamp on seasonal living. Their farm and surrounding community serves as the inspiration for their lifestyle brand, "Beekman 1802."