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 2015 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.)

 

Tony Avent

Horticulturist, author and owner, Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, NC

The Celebration of Eccentricities: Famous People and Their Plants
Fri, Feb 13 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room
GARDENING 101
My Plant List is Cooler Than Your Plant List
Fri, Feb 13 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Lacia Lynn Bailey

Owner, Serendipity Gardens and breeder of Champion Goats

GARDENING 101
Country Animals and City Gardens
Sat, Feb 14 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Donna Balzar

Author, No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening

GARDENING 101
Small Space Solutions
Wed, Feb 11 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Andrea Bellemy

Author of Small Space Vegetable Gardens and HeavyPetal.ca blogger

Gourmet Gardening: Transform Everyday Edibles into Gourmet Treats
Sat, Feb 14 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room
Get Growing: A Guide to Incredible Edibles in Containers
Sun, Feb 15 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room
Marianne Binetti

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

The Renovated Garden and Rejuvenated Gardener
Wed, Feb 11 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room
Stephani Bittner

Co-author The Beautiful Edible Garden and Co-owner, Star Apple Edible Gardens

In Good Taste: Enjoy Bouquets and Decor From Your Edible Garden
Thu, Feb 12 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage
Creating Your Own Beautiful Edible Garden
Fri, Feb 13 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
In Good Taste: Enjoy Bouquets and Decor From Your Edible Garden
Fri, Feb 13 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage
Jessie Bloom

Owner, NW Bloom Ecological Landscapes and co-author, Practical Permaculture Design

Design Your Garden Oasis with Practical Permaculture
Wed, Feb 11 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
GARDENING 101
Country Animals and City Gardens
Sat, Feb 14 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Dave Boehnlein[1]

Owner, Terra Phoenix Design and co-author, Practical Permaculture Design

Design Your Garden Oasis with Practical Permaculture
Wed, Feb 11 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
Mark Brody

Artist, art teacher and author, Garden Mosaic Projects

Beauty from Glass: Getting Started on 2D Mosaic Art
Fri, Feb 13 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage
Beauty from Glass: Making 3D Mosaic Art
Sat, Feb 14 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage
Janit Calvo

Author, Gardening in Miniature & owner, Two Green Thumbs

How to Grow a Garden in Miniature
Wed, Feb 11 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage
Linda Chalker-Scott

Author, The Informed Gardener and WSU Asso. Professor and Extension Specialist

GARDENING 101
Busting Garden Myths
Sun, Feb 15 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Karen Chapman

Designer, Le Jardinet & co-author, Fine Foliage

The Squish Factor: Designing Abundant Containers
Wed, Feb 11 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage
Hanky-Panky in the Shade
Thu, Feb 12 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room
Stephanie Cohen

The Perennial Diva, author of The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer

Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses
Wed, Feb 11 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
Trials and Tribulations of Gardening: Dirty Ladies Doing Standup
Thu, Feb 12 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
Shawna Coronado

Blogger, columnist and author,  Grow a Living Wall: Create Vertical Gardens With Purpose

Get Vertical! Grow 35 Organic Plants in Only 2 Square Feet
Wed, Feb 11 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
Get Vertical! Grow 35 Organic Plants in Only 2 Square Feet
Thu, Feb 12 at 10:00 am / Hood Room
David Culp

Author, The Layered Garden and owner, Brandywine Cottage

The Layered Garden
Wed, Feb 11 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room
GARDENING 101
The Beauty of Winter
Thu, Feb 12 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Stacy Davison

Founder, Seattle Urban Farm School and blogger, SeattleSeeding.com

From Lawn to Lunch: Introduction to Small Space Vegetable Gardening
Wed, Feb 11 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage
Roy Diblik

Author, The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden and owner, Northwind Perennial Farm

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden
Sat, Feb 14 at 3:15 pm / Rainier Room
The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden
Fri, Feb 13 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room
Linda Engstrom, FAPLD

2015 Show Judge and designer, Garden Aesthetics, Portland

The Art of Accessorizing: A Garden is More Than Just Plants
Wed, Feb 11 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
Northwest Gem: Explore the Jane Platt Garden
Thu, Feb 12 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room
Beth Evans-Ramos

Blogger, MamaKnowsherCocktails.com

Botanical Beverages: Toasting a Healthier Happy Hour
Thu, Feb 12 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage
Lorene Edwards Forkner

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

Designing with Nature: Planting for Pollinators
Wed, Feb 11 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room
Life of the Garden Party: Botanical Beverages
Sun, Feb 15 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage
C.L. Fornari

Garden writer and author, Coffee for Roses

Myths, Lies, and All The Latest Dirt
Sat, Feb 14 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
GARDENING 101
Busting Garden Myths
Sun, Feb 15 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Michelle Gervais

Senior editor, Fine Gardening magazine

Inspirational Gardens from Fine Gardening’s Garden Photo of the Day Blog
Wed, Feb 11 at 3:15 pm / Rainier Room
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Author, The Truth about Garden Remedies and The Truth About Organic Gardening

Discovering the Truth: Adventures Testing Garden Products and Practices
Sat, Feb 14 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room
GARDENING 101
Busting Garden Myths
Sun, Feb 15 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Sue-Goetz

Designer and owner, Creative Gardener and author, The Herb Lovers Spa

Show and Smell: How to Grow Your Own Herb Spa
Sat, Feb 14 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage
The Herb Lovers Spa Garden
Sun, Feb 15 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
Rochelle Graeyer

Author, Cultivating Garden Style and founder/editor of Pith + Vigor

Express Yourself: Cultivating Garden Style
Fri, Feb 13 at 3:15 pm / Rainier Room
Express Yourself: Cultivating Garden Style
Sat, Feb 14 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room
Joe Grienauer

Owner, Emerald City Orchids

Love/Hate Your Orchids? Rekindle the Romance with Your Orchids
Fri, Feb 13 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage
John Grimshaw

Director, The Yorkshire Arboretum, U.K. and author, Snowdrops

GARDENING 101
The Beauty of Winter
Thu, Feb 12 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Evelyn Haddon

Author, Beautiful No-Mow Yards and GardenRant.com blogger

Mow No More: Beautiful No-Mow Yards
Sat, Feb 14 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room
Hellstrip Gardening: Paradise at the Curb
Sun, Feb 15 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
Robin Haglund

President, Garden Mentors®. Inc.

Grow, Cook and Eat to Diminish Diabetes
Wed, Feb 11 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room
GARDENING 101
Country Animals and City Gardens
Sat, Feb 14 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Lucy Hardiman

Designer, Perennial Partners

Beyond Plants: Art in the Garden
Thu, Feb 12 at 3:15 pm / Rainier Room
GARDENING 101
Small Space Solutions
Wed, Feb 11 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Tammi Hartung

Co-owner, Desert Canyon Farm and author, The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener

Welcoming Pollinators Into Edible Gardens
Fri, Feb 13 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room
Peaceful Ways to Handle Wildlife Challenges
Sat, Feb 14 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
Greg Hendrick 2

Owner/Manager, Foody Garden Towers

No Space? No Dirt? Get Growing with Hydroponics
Fri, Feb 13 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage
Barry Hoffer

Arborist & owner, Maples for all Seasons

Container Gardening with Japanese Maples
Sun, Feb 15 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage
Sean Hogan

Owner, Cistus Nursery and author, Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates

Native Plants Are Cool
Thu, Feb 12 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room
GARDENING 101
My Plant List is Cooler Than Your Plant List
Fri, Feb 13 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Steve Hootman

Executive Director and Curator, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Growing Beauties: Meconopsis, Cardiocrinum and Species Rhodies
Wed, Feb 11 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room
Dawn Hummel

Marketing Manager, UpShoot and owner, BeeDazzled Gardens

Trials and Tribulations of Gardening: Dirty Ladies Doing Standup
Thu, Feb 12 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
Dave Hunter

Owner, Crown Bees

How Mason Bees Can Save the World—One Backyard at a Time
Wed, Feb 11 at 10:00 am / Hood Room
Claire T Jones

Designer, Claire Jones Landscapes and blogger TheGardenDiaries.com

Slow Landscaping – Symbiosis of Art and Nature
Wed, Feb 11 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room
Sex in the Garden – Planting for the Bees
Thu, Feb 12 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room
Graham Kerr

Author, Growing at the Speed of Life and former ‘Galloping Gourmet’ TV Star

Flash of Silver: Edible Gardening to Nourish and Inspire
Fri, Feb 13 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room
Craig LeHoullier

Author, Epic Tomatoes and tomato advisor for The Seed Savers Exchange

Off the Vine: A Selection of Epic Tomatoes for Northwest Gardens
Sun, Feb 15 at 3:15 pm / Rainier Room
The Holy Grail: How to Grow Great Tomatoes from Seed to Harvest
Sat, Feb 14 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room
Theresa Loe

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

Yes You Can! Easy Canning for Gardeners
Fri, Feb 13 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
Claudia Lucero

Owner, UrbanCheesecraft.com and author, One Hour Cheese

Edible Adornments: Flavor, Wrap and Decorate Homemade Cheese
Wed, Feb 11 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage
Edible Adornments: Flavor, Wrap and Decorate Homemade Cheese
Thu, Feb 12 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage
Nick Macer

Plantsman and owner, Pan Global Plants, Gloucestershire, U.K.

On the Edge: One Englishman’s Experience with Planthunting
Fri, Feb 13 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room
GARDENING 101
My Plant List is Cooler Than Your Plant List
Fri, Feb 13 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Troy B Marden

2015 Show Judge, TV host and designer, Troy Marden Garden Design, Nashville

A Passion For Plants: Marrying Garden Design and Plant Collecting
Wed, Feb 11 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room
A Passion For Plants: Marrying Garden Design and Plant Collecting
Thu, Feb 12 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room
Brian Minter

Co-owner & president, Minter Country Store Garden

Innovative Food Gardening and Where It’s Going
Thu, Feb 12 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
David Mizejewski

Media personality & naturalist with National Wildlife Federation

Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife
Fri, Feb 13 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
Cheryl Moore-Gough

Adjunct Asst. Professor of Horticulture, Montana State University

Cold Climate Gardening: It’s More Than the Zone
Fri, Feb 13 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room
Ciscoe Morris

Radio, TV Host, columnist and author, Ask Ciscoe

The Lure of Plants: Unearthing the Roots of Ciscoe’s Obsessions
Fri, Feb 13 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
Separate Beds: How to Maintain a Beautiful Garden Along with Your Marriage
Sat, Feb 14 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
Mary Morris - full

Business partner & garden tour leader with Ciscoe Morris

Separate Beds: How to Maintain a Beautiful Garden Along with Your Marriage
Sat, Feb 14 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
Susan Morrison

Designer, Creative Exteriors Landscape Design and app developer, ‘Foolproof Plants for Small Gardens’

It Would Be Better with Vampires: Adding Drama to the Garden
Thu, Feb 12 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room
GARDENING 101
Small Space Solutions
Wed, Feb 11 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
John Muller

Owner, The Heirloom Seed Store & Daylight Farms

Farmer John’s Top Tips For a Garden From Seed To Table
Thu, Feb 12 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage
Charlie Nardozzi

Radio and TV host and author, Urban Gardening for Dummies and Foodscaping

Germinating a Great Garden: Seed Starting 101
Sat, Feb 14 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage
Germinating a Great Garden: Seed Starting 101
Sun, Feb 15 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage
Teresa O'Connor 2014

SeasonalWisdom.com blogger & co-author, Grocery Gardening

Top Gardening Secrets From the Experts
Fri, Feb 13 at 10:00 am / Hood Room
Frugal is Fabulous: Clever Ways to Save Money in the Garden
Sat, Feb 14 at 10:00 am / Hood Room
Donald Olson

Travel writer and author, Pacific Northwest Garden Tour

Where There’s a Garden, There’s a Story
Thu, Feb 12 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
Seattle-based photographer, David Perry.

Photographer, The 50 Mile Bouquet and Gardening for Sustainability

Picture Perfect Plant Portraits
Thu, Feb 12 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room
Shirley Pinchev Sidell

National expert on Biblical gardens

Accessible Gardens – Gardening for All
Fri, Feb 13 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room
Debra Prinzing

Creator Slowflowers.com and author, Slow Flowers

1 Bunch, 3 Ways: Arranging Common Flowers into Uncommon Bouquets
Fri, Feb 13 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage
1 Bunch, 3 Ways: Arranging Common Flowers into Uncommon Bouquets
Sun, Feb 15 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage
Ann Ralph 2

Author, “Grow a Little Fruit Tree”

Keeping it Simple: Easy Harvest Pruning for Fruit Trees
Sun, Feb 15 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room
Anne Raver

2015 Show Judge and garden columnist, New York Times

The Best of 30 Years on the Garden Beat
Wed, Feb 11 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room
Adventures on the Farm
Thu, Feb 12 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
Nobuko Relnick

Instructor of Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Seattle

Discover the Simplicity and Beauty of Ikebana
Wed, Feb 11 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage
Riz Reyes

Owner, RHR Horticulture and Landwave Gardens

Romantic Seasonal Floral Arrangements for Any Occasion
Sat, Feb 14 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage
Christina Salwitz

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

Splashy or Serene? Designing with Foliage Colors Tailor-made for your Garden Style
Sat, Feb 14 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
Mary Beth Shaddix

Cooking Light gardener and columnist and co-owner, Maple Valley Nursery, AL

In Good Taste: Enjoy Bouquets and Decor From Your Edible Garden
Thu, Feb 12 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage
In Good Taste: Enjoy Bouquets and Decor From Your Edible Garden
Fri, Feb 13 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage
Danielle Sherry

Senior Editor, Fine Gardening magazine

Towering Tubers: Grow 20 lbs. of Spuds in Less Than 4 Square Feet
Thu, Feb 12 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage
Nicholas Staddon

Director of New Plants, Monrovia

Winter Wonderland: Choice Plants for Beauty in Winter Gardens
Wed, Feb 11 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage
Richie Steffen

Curator, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden

Great Plant Picks: Making the Best Spring Garden
Sun, Feb 15 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
Robin Stockwell

Owner, Succulent Gardens the Growing Grounds, California

A Living Heart Through Succulent Art
Sat, Feb 14 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room
James Taylor

Lead Designer, Ballard Reuse

Creating Outdoor Furniture from Found, Salvaged and Free Materials
Sat, Feb 14 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage
Cass Turnbull

Founder, Plant Amnesty & author, Guide to Pruning

Getting Started with the Right Cuts: Pruning Your New Tree
Sun, Feb 15 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room
Mark Turner

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

37 Native Gems for Northwest Gardens
Fri, Feb 13 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room
Jim Ulrich

Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited, Gig Harbor

Beneficial Orchard Mason Bees: Our Northwest Native Pollinator
Sun, Feb 15 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage
Jessica Walliser

Radio host and author, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden
Sun, Feb 15 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden
Sat, Feb 14 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room
Mark Weathington

Assistant Director and Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum

Slave to the Goddess Flora? How to Become a Lazy Gardener
Thu, Feb 12 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room
GARDENING 101
The Beauty of Winter
Thu, Feb 12 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Barbara Wise

Author, Container Gardening for All Seasons

It’s Not Magic: Conjuring up Imaginative Container Gardens
Thu, Feb 12 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage
It’s Not Magic: Conjuring up Imaginative Container Gardens
Fri, Feb 13 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage
Helen Yoest

Author, Plants with Benefits and Gardening With Confidence

Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to Aphrodisiac Plants
Sun, Feb 15 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room
Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to Aphrodisiac Plants
Sat, Feb 14 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room
Paul Zimmerman

FineGardening.com blogger, rosarian and author, Everyday Roses

Pruning Garden Roses
Sat, Feb 14 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage
Everyday Roses – Growing Roses Sustainably
Sun, Feb 15 at 10:00 am / Hood Room