Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Speakers at a Glance

 

Here are all of the gardening luminaries coming from around the U.S. and Canada who will be appearing at the 2014 garden show.

Want to know more about a speaker? Simply click on their name to find their biography and seminar descriptions. (Speakers are listed in alphabetical order by last name.)

 

Cropped to Square

Author, “Gardening for Sustainability”

A Garden in Partnership with Nature
Creating a Botanical Oasis
Thu, Feb 6 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
Janine Anderson

Designer, Anderson Lelievre Landscape Design

Southern Beauties
The Best Southern Hemisphere Plants for NW Gardens
Sat, Feb 8 at 6:45 pm / Rainier Room
Debra Lee Baldwin

Author, “Succulents Simplified” & “Designing with Succulents”

Bouquet of Succulent Rosettes
Create Unique, Long-Lasting & Colorful Bouquets
Fri, Feb 7 at 11:15 am / DIY Stage
Super Succulent Designs
Discover the Design Potential of Easy, Versatile Succulents
Sat, Feb 8 at 3:00 pm / Rainier Room
Kylee Baumle

Co-author, “Indoor Plant Décor”

Quick Change Artist
The Art of the Cachepot
Thu, Feb 6 at 4:15 pm / DIY Stage
What Style am I?
Innovative Ways to Use Houseplants
Fri, Feb 7 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
Leslie Benett & Stephani Bittner 2

Co-author, “The Beautiful Edible Garden”

The Beautiful Edible Garden
Artfully Incorporating Edibles into Your Garden
Wed, Feb 5 at 10:45 am / Hood Room
Sam Benowitz

Owner, Raintree Nursery & fruit tree expert

Around the World
Proven Global Fruit Varieties for NW Gardens
Wed, Feb 5 at 7:30 pm / Hood Room
Marianne Binetti

TV host of ‘Dig in Seattle’ & author, “Edible Gardening for WA & OR“

Gardening 101
Misery Loves Company
Thu, Feb 6 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Leslie Benett & Stephani Bittner 2

Co-author, “The Beautiful Edible Garden”

The Beautiful Edible Garden
Artfully Incorporating Edibles into Your Garden
Wed, Feb 5 at 10:45 am / Hood Room
Meeghan Black

Co-host, ‘Gardening with Ciscoe’ and host, King 5 TV ‘Evening Magazine’

Gardening with Ciscoe & Meeghan
Highlights & Hijinks from Our Favorite Garden Duo
Sat, Feb 8 at 1:30 pm / Rainier Room
Jessie Bloom

Owner, NW Bloom EcoLogical Landscapes & Nursery

What the Cluck?!
Getting Started on Gardening with Chickens
Sat, Feb 8 at 4:15 pm / Rainier Room
Stacy Brewer

Founder, Seattle Urban Farm School

From Lawn to Lunch
Introduction to Small Space Vegetable Gardening
Wed, Feb 5 at 11:15 am / DIY Stage
Duncan Brine

2014 Show Judge, Designer, GardenLarge

Naturalistic Landscape Design
Breaking Rules on Principle
Wed, Feb 5 at 1:30 pm / Rainier Room
Chris Brookes

Chrysanthemum Expert

Sensational Hardy Chrysanthemums
Not Your Ordinary Big Box Mum!
Sun, Feb 9 at 12:00 pm / Hood Room
Michelle Bufano

Executive Director, Chihuly Garden & Glass

Art Gardens
Creating Dialog Between Art & Nature
Wed, Feb 5 at 3:00 pm / Rainier Room
Cole Burrell

Designer, horticulturist & author, “Perennial Combinations”

Design for Habitat
Backyards to Byways
Sat, Feb 8 at 2:30 pm / Hood Room
Nature Perfected
Finessing Fabulous Combos
Sun, Feb 9 at 10:00 am / Rainier Room
Greg Butler

Designer, educator & owner, Design of the Times

Gardening 101
Misery Loves Company
Thu, Feb 6 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Janit Calvo

Author, “Gardening in Miniature” & owner, Two Green Thumbs

The Huge World of Miniature Gardening
A Guide to Getting Started Thinking Small
Sun, Feb 9 at 10:45 am / Hood Room
Linda Chalker-Scott

Author, “The Informed Gardener” & WSU Horticulture instructor

Going Native
Are NW Natives the Best Choice for Gardens?
Sun, Feb 9 at 3:00 pm / Rainier Room
Karen Chapman

Designer, Le Jardinet & co-author, “Fine Foliage”

Sassy or Classy?
Designing Containers to Suit Your Style
Thu, Feb 6 at 10:45 am / Hood Room
Foliage Fusion
Container Gardens for Year Round Interest
Fri, Feb 7 at 4:30 pm / DIY Stage
David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth

Co-author, “What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?”

Beyond Curb Appeal
The Secrets to Creating Sustainable Outdoor Rooms
Fri, Feb 7 at 5:45 pm / Hood Room
Kelly Dodson & Sue Millikan

Owner, Far Reaches Farm

Plant Crack for Plant Junkies
New & Unusual Plants from Around the Globe
Thu, Feb 6 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room
Susie Egan

Owner, Cottage Lake Gardens, Woodinville

Gardening 101
Success With Shade
Fri, Feb 7 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Eberhard Eichner

Designer & builder, The RE Store

High Art from the Junk Pile
Inspiration for Reusing Just About Anything!
Wed, Feb 5 at 6:15 pm / DIY Stage
Diane Elliott

Owner, Ikebana by Diane

The Beauty of Ikebana
Discover the Principles Behind the Art of Ikebana
Sun, Feb 9 at 4:30 pm / DIY Stage
Coryanne Ettiene

TV host & Kitchen Living Expert

Garden to Table Cooking Series
From Farm to Table Year Round
Prolonging the Freshness of the Season
Fri, Feb 7 at 1:00 pm / DIY Stage
Garden to Table Cooking Series
The Family Table
Easy, Healthful Family Meals in Minutes
Sat, Feb 8 at 1:00 pm / DIY Stage
Beth Evans-Ramos

Blogger, ‘Mama Knows her Cocktails’

Garden to Table Cooking Series
The Botanical Bar
Create Your Own Boozy Botanical Bliss
Thu, Feb 6 at 2:45 pm / DIY Stage
Lorene Edwards Forkner

Editor, Pacific Horticulture & author, “Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening”

Garden to Table Cooking Series
Rustic Hearty Winter Salads
Delicious Meals to Celebrate Winter Crops
Wed, Feb 5 at 2:45 pm / DIY Stage
Backyard Makeover
Finding My Rightful Place in the Landscape—Stylishly!
Thu, Feb 6 at 2:45 pm / Hood Room
Jim Fox

Author, “How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies”

Beauty from Chaos
Design Ideas for Every Garden
Wed, Feb 5 at 5:45 pm / Hood Room
Meghan Fuller 2014

Groundskeeper, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Gardening 101
Maintenance Made Easy
Sun, Feb 9 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Willi Evans Galloway

Author, “Grow Cook Eat: A Food-Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening”

Garden to Table Cooking Series
Herbs Every Day
Punch Up Recipes with Herbs
Sat, Feb 8 at 2:45 pm / DIY Stage
Gardening 101
Your Best Edible Garden
Sat, Feb 8 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Michelle Gervais

Senior editor, Fine Gardening magazine

Inspirational Everyday Gardens
Ideas from Fine Gardening’s Garden Photo of the Day Blog
Fri, Feb 7 at 3:00 pm / Rainier Room
Sue-Goetz

Garden Designer, Creative Gardener

Color Play in the Garden
Put the “Wow” in Your Garden with Color!
Sun, Feb 9 at 5:15 pm / Rainier Room
Miriam Goldberger

Owner, Wildflower Farm & author, “Taming Wildflowers”

Taming Wildflowers
A Users’ Guide from Seed to Vase
Fri, Feb 7 at 10:45 am / Hood Room
Raymond Gray

Chrysanthemum Expert

Sensational Hardy Chrysanthemums
Not Your Ordinary Big Box Mum!
Sun, Feb 9 at 12:00 pm / Hood Room
Joe Grienauer

Owner, Emerald City Orchids

Orchids Demystified
Even Brown Thumbs Can Grow Stunning Orchids!
Sun, Feb 9 at 11:15 am / DIY Stage
Robin Haglund

President, Garden Mentors®. Inc.

Gardening Against Diabetes
Great Crops to Grow for Healthier Blood Sugar
Wed, Feb 5 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
Great Crops to Grow for Healthier Blood Sugar
Wed, Feb 5 at 4:15 pm /
Shut the Greenhouse Door!
Learn How to Cultivate Succesfully with a Greenhouse
Sat, Feb 8 at 9:30 am / DIY Stage
Lucy Hardiman

Garden designer, writer and author, “Intimate Gardens”

Multiplication by Division
It All Adds Up with Design Solutions
Thu, Feb 6 at 3:00 pm / Rainier Room
The Color Full Garden
Using Color to Reflect Our Unique Personal Style
Fri, Feb 7 at 10:00 am / Rainier Room
Richard Hartlage

CEO, Land Morphology & Designer, Chihuly Garden

Art Gardens
Creating Dialog Between Art & Nature
Wed, Feb 5 at 3:00 pm / Rainier Room
Alexandra Hedin

Author, “Entertaining at Home” & Style Editor, 425 Magazine

Garden to Table Cooking Series
Fabulously Simple Dinner Party
Easy Ideas for Party Panache
Sun, Feb 9 at 2:45 pm / DIY Stage
Dan Heims

Owner, Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Plants that Pay the Rent
Proven Plants for Year Round Delights
Wed, Feb 5 at 9:30 am / Hood Room
Melany Vorass

Author, “The Front Yard Forager”

Front Yard Foraging
Gourmet Weed Cuisine Fresh from Your Garden
Sun, Feb 9 at 2:45 pm / Hood Room
Carolyn Herriot

Author, “The Zero Mile Diet” & owner, Seeds of Victoria

The Edible Landscape
Have Your Garden & Eat it Too
Sat, Feb 8 at 1:15 pm / Hood Room
Dan Hinkley

Plant explorer & author, “The Explorer’s Garden”

Top Guns
25 Plants Dan Wouldn't be Without
Fri, Feb 7 at 1:30 pm / Rainier Room
Good Weed
Best Ornamental Grasses & Grass-Like Plants
Sat, Feb 8 at 10:00 am / Rainier Room
Barry Hoffer

Arborist & owner, Maples for all Seasons

Pruning Japanese Maples
An Arborists Expert Techniques for Beautiful Maples
Thu, Feb 6 at 9:30 am / DIY Stage
Dave Hunter

Owner, Crown Bees

Backyard Solutions for Our Declining Bees
How Mason Bees Can Save Our Food & Gardens
Fri, Feb 7 at 7:00 pm / Hood Room
Niki Jabbour

Author, “Groundbreaking Food Gardens”

Groundbreaking Food Gardens
Innovative Ideas for Food & Fun
Fri, Feb 7 at 9:30 am / Hood Room
Groundbreaking Food Gardens
Innovative Ideas for Food & Fun
Sat, Feb 8 at 4:00 pm / Hood Room
Jan Johnson

Landscape designer, blogger & author, “Heaven is a Garden”

Serenity by Design
Creating Simplicity, Sanctuary & Delight in the Garden
Wed, Feb 5 at 6:00 pm / Rainier Room
Liquid Dreams
Unique Ideas for Adding Sparkle to Your Garden
Thu, Feb 6 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room
Douglas Justice

2014 Show Judge & Associate Director, UBC Botanical Garden

Vancouver’s Flowering Cherries
Horticultural, Heritage, & History
Thu, Feb 6 at 10:00 am / Rainier Room
Biodiversity in the Garden
Rethinking Our Approach to Sustainable Gardening
Wed, Feb 5 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
Graham Kerr

Author & TV Star, former ‘Galloping Gourmet’

Nourish & Delight!
Growing, Cooking & Sharing Edibles for the Common Good
Wed, Feb 5 at 12:15 pm / Hood Room
Linda Larson 2014

Master Gardener & columnist, “The Traveling Gardener”

Potting Up Plants
Discover How Pots Have Influenced Today's Gardens
Fri, Feb 7 at 12:15 pm / Hood Room
A Traveling Gardener
Wandering, Wondering, Noticing...
Sun, Feb 9 at 9:30 am / Hood Room
Senga Lindsay

Landscape architect & author, “Edible Landscaping”

Inspirational Edible Gardens
Top Tips for Urban Food Gardens
Sun, Feb 9 at 1:15 pm / Hood Room
Theresa Loe

Co-Executive Producer, ‘Growing A Greener World TV’ and blogger, ‘LivingHomegrown.com’

Garden to Table Cooking Series
Canning the Harvest for Peak Flavor
Tips & Tricks for Successful Canning
Thu, Feb 6 at 1:00 pm / DIY Stage
Garden to Table Cooking Series
Canning the Harvest for Peak Flavor
Tips & Tricks for Successful Canning
Fri, Feb 7 at 2:45 pm / DIY Stage
Mary-Kate Mackey

Garden writer

Late, Great Gardens
Yes, It’s Time to Think Autumn in Spring
Sat, Feb 8 at 5:15 pm / Hood Room
Colin McCrate

Co-owner, Seattle Urban Farm Company & co-author, “Food Grown Right”

Gardening 101
Your Best Edible Garden
Sat, Feb 8 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Julie Moir Messervy

2014 Show Judge, Landscape designer & author, “Landscaping Ideas That Work”

Home Outside
Creating Landscapes You Love
Thu, Feb 6 at 1:30 pm / Rainier Room
Landscaping Ideas That Work
How to Have a Garden That Fits Your Life
Wed, Feb 5 at 10:00 am / Rainier Room
Kelly Dodson & Sue Millikan

Owner, Far Reaches Farm

Plant Crack for Plant Junkies
New & Unusual Plants from Around the Globe
Thu, Feb 6 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room
Brian Minter

Co-owner & president, Minter Gardens & Country Garden Store


The Art of Gardening
Taking Your Garden to the Next Level & Making it Pop!
Fri, Feb 7 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
David Mizejewski

Media personality & naturalist with National Wildlife Federation

Go Wild!
Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife
Thu, Feb 6 at 1:15 pm / Hood Room
Ciscoe Morris

‘Gardening with Ciscoe’

Gardening with Ciscoe & Meeghan
Highlights & Hijinks from Our Favorite Garden Duo
Sat, Feb 8 at 1:30 pm / Rainier Room
Gardening 101
Misery Loves Company
Thu, Feb 6 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Mary Morris - full

Business partner & garden tour leader with Ciscoe Morris

Walk to the Garden
A Virtual Tour of England’s Greatest Gardens
Wed, Feb 5 at 3:15 pm / Hood Room
John Muller

Owner, The Heirloom Seed Store & Daylight Farms

Grow a Great Garden from Seed
Farmer John’s Top Ten Tips for Seed to Table
Sat, Feb 8 at 4:30 pm / DIY Stage
Vanessa Gardner Nagel

Author, “Guide to Garden Furnishings”

Gardens to Live In
Creating Livable Outdoor Spaces with Style
Wed, Feb 5 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
Dee Nash

Author, “Hey 20/30-Something Gardening” & blogger, ‘Red Dirt Rambling’

Drop Dead Red
How Pinterest Can Renew Your Color Palette
Fri, Feb 7 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
Hey 20/30-Something Gardener!
Create a Kitchen Garden in an Urban Setting
Sat, Feb 8 at 12:00 pm / Hood Room
Mary Ann Newcomer

Garden scribe & author, “Vegetable Gardening in the Intermountain West”

Color Outside the Lines
Create a Garden to Reflect Your Personal Style
Sat, Feb 8 at 9:30 am / Hood Room
Teresa O'Connor 2014

SeasonalWisdom.com blogger & co-author, “Grocery Gardening”

Kitchen Gardens with Style
Design Secrets for both Beauty & Bounty
Fri, Feb 7 at 5:30 pm / Rainier Room
Top Gardening Mistakes…
… And How to Avoid Them!
Sat, Feb 8 at 10:45 am / Hood Room
Seattle-based photographer, David Perry.

Photographer, “Gardening for Sustainability”

A Garden in Partnership with Nature
Creating a Botanical Oasis
Thu, Feb 6 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
Jenny Peterson

Co-author, “Indoor Plant Décor”

Quick Change Artist
The Art of the Cachepot
Thu, Feb 6 at 4:15 pm / DIY Stage
What Style am I?
Innovative Ways to Use Houseplants
Fri, Feb 7 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
Christina Pfeiffer

Horticulturist, arborist & co-author, “Month-by-Month Gardening”

Gardening 101
Maintenance Made Easy
Sun, Feb 9 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Debra Prinzing

Author, “Slow Flowers” & “The 50 Mile Bouquet”

Flower School
Color Theory & Design Insights for Beautiful Bouquets
Fri, Feb 7 at 9:30 am / DIY Stage
Gardening 101
Form, Foliage & Flowers
Wed, Feb 5 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Mitra Ray

Scientist & author, “Vertical Farming: Grow Fresh Produce Yearlong”

Grow Your Own Aeroponic Garden
Solutions for Healthy Edibles in Small Spaces
Sun, Feb 9 at 9:30 am / DIY Stage
Riz Reyes

Horticulturist & owner, RHR Horticulture

Buy Plants Like a Pro
A Buyer's Guide to the Plant Market
Fri, Feb 7 at 6:15 pm / DIY Stage
Gardening 101
Form, Foliage & Flowers
Wed, Feb 5 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Ralph Rhoads

Owner, Nature’s Footprint

Wonderful Wigglers
Getting Started on Vermicomposting
Thu, Feb 6 at 9:30 am / Hood Room
Nita-Jo Rountree

Garden designer, LeGrand Gardens, & educator

Perfect Pairs
Classic Plant Combos for Every Garden
Sat, Feb 8 at 6:30 pm / Hood Room
Christina Salwitz

Co-author, “Fine Foliage” & designer, The Personal Garden Coach

Upping Your Game with Art
Accessorize Your Container Gardens with Style
Sat, Feb 8 at 6:00 pm / DIY Stage
Pinterest Worthy Container Gardens
Design Tips & Techniques from a Container Pro
Sun, Feb 9 at 1:30 pm / Rainier Room
Ladd Smith

Owner, In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes

Gardening 101
Maintenance Made Easy
Sun, Feb 9 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Nicholas Staddon

Director of New Plants, Monrovia

Get Creative with Conifers
Discover New Color, Shape & Form
Thu, Feb 6 at 6:00 pm / DIY Stage
Gardening 101
Success With Shade
Fri, Feb 7 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Richie Steffen

Curator, Elizabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden

Winners for Every Garden
Dependable Flowers, Foliage & Fragrance
Thu, Feb 6 at 7:15 pm / Rainier Room
Gardening 101
Form, Foliage & Flowers
Wed, Feb 5 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Nan Sterman

Gardening expert, TV host & author, “CA Gardener’s Guide, Vol. II”

From Sustainability to Stewardship
New Insights from Old English Gardens
Thu, Feb 6 at 12:00 pm / Hood Room
Robin Stockwell

Owner, Succulent Gardens the Growing Grounds, California

Go Vertical with Succulents
Planting & Maintaining Succulent Gardens & Wreaths
Wed, Feb 5 at 4:30 pm / DIY Stage
Bowled Over with Succulents
Creating Simply Succulent Dish Gardens
Thu, Feb 6 at 11:15 am / DIY Stage
Erica Strauss

Seattle blogger, ‘Northwest Edible Life’

Garden to Table Cooking Series
Cooking with Cast Iron
How to Use & Maintain the World’s Best Cookware
Wed, Feb 5 at 1:00 pm / DIY Stage
Garden to Table Cooking Series
Eating Local in the Depth of Winter
Sensational Cool Season Salads
Sun, Feb 9 at 1:00 pm / DIY Stage
Rebecca Sweet

Author, “Refresh Your Garden Design” & owner, Harmony in the Garden

Side Yard Solutions
Gain Style & Function for Neglected Side Yards
Thu, Feb 6 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
Transformations with Texture
Enhance Your Garden with Texture Year Round
Fri, Feb 7 at 3:15 pm / Hood Room
Bill Thorness

Author, “Cool Season Gardener” & “Edible Heirlooms”

Gardening 101
Your Best Edible Garden
Sat, Feb 8 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Dennis Tompkins

Arborist, Master Gardener & Tree Risk Assessor, The Evergreen Arborist

Trees: The Good, the Bad & the Scary
Tree Risk Assessment & Storm Preparation
Thu, Feb 6 at 7:00 pm / Hood Room
Cass Turnbull

Founder, Plant Amnesty & author, “Guide to Pruning”

No More Flying Saucers
How to Prune Japanese Laceleaf Maples
Fri, Feb 7 at 6:45 pm / Rainier Room
Mark Turner

Garden photographer & author, “Trees & Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest”

In From the Wild
Native Trees & Shrubs for NW Gardens
Sat, Feb 8 at 5:30 pm / Rainier Room
Jim Ulrich

Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited, Gig Harbor

Beneficial Orchard Mason Bees
Keeping Our Valuable Native Pollinators
Sat, Feb 8 at 11:15 am / DIY Stage
Mike Vowels

Award-winning sustainable builder & educator

Successful Storm-Water Management
Rain Gardens, Bog Gardens & Living Roofs
Sun, Feb 9 at 4:15 pm / Rainier Room
David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth

Co-author, “What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?”

Beyond Curb Appeal
The Secrets to Creating Sustainable Outdoor Rooms
Fri, Feb 7 at 5:45 pm / Hood Room
Marty Wingate

Lecturer, columnist & author, “Landscaping for Privacy” & “The Garden Plot”

Gardening 101
Success With Shade
Fri, Feb 7 at 11:30 am / Rainier Room
Phil Wood

Designer & owner, Phil Wood Garden Design

The Circle
Discover a Secret to Great Garden Design
Wed, Feb 5 at 7:15 pm / Rainier Room
Charley Yaw

Owner, Charley’s Greenhouse & Garden

Get Started on Your New Greenhouse!
Steps to Building A Hobby Greenhouse
Wed, Feb 5 at 9:30 am / DIY Stage
Drew Zwart

Plant Pathologist with Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories

Diagnosing Pesky Plant Problems
Identifying and Controlling Diseases & Insect Damage
Sun, Feb 9 at 4:00 pm / Hood Room