Our Seminar Schedule is sorted by date, then by room and time. Want to find specific topics? Use our Seminars by Category pages to find the seminars just right for you.


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We post Speakers' Pro Tips every evening by 9 pm after the show closes for the day. If you would like to access the SPEAKER PRO TIPS just click on the pink paper icon on the seminar schedule to download and print their Pro Tips, or go to the dropdown menu for a listing of all Speaker Pro Tips. We keep the schedule up for months after the show, so you can access all the Pro Tips as you get back out into the garden.

If you do not see paper symbol, it means that the Speaker didn’t provide a Pro Tips for that seminar.

No ticket refunds in the event of Speaker cancellations.

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Rainier Room

(All seminars 60 minutes unless noted)

10:00 AM

Hydrangea Happiness, Hydrangea Hysteria

C.L. Fornari - Author, Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Garden Hour and award-winning co-host, Plantrama Podcast

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11:30 AM

What Your Food Ate: The Roots to Human Health Begin in the Soil

Anne Biklé  - Biologist, science writer and co-author, What Your Food Ate and The Hidden Half of Nature

David R Montgomery, PhD - Award-winning University of Washington professor and co-author, What Your Food Ate and The Hidden Half of Nature

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1:00 PM

Garden Alchemy: Soil Building, Compost, and Pest Management Using the Power of Plants!

Stephanie Rose - Award-winning author, The Regenerative Garden, Garden Made and Garden Alchemy and founder of 

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2:30 PM

(90 min)


What’s for Dinner? Dealing with Unwanted Critters in the Garden

Susan Mulvihill - Author, The Vegetable Garden Problem Solver Handbook and Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook, Spokesman Review garden columnist

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Unboxing The Edible Garden: How to Grow Outside the Lines

Kelly Smith Trimble - Editor, writer and author, The Creative Vegetable Gardener and Vegetable Gardening Wisdom

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Layering Succession in the Food Garden

Meg McAndrews Cowden - Author, Plant Grow Harvest Repeat and founder, The Modern Garden Guild

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4:30 PM

The Good, The Bad, and Why the @#$%&!?! Did I Plant That?

Ciscoe Morris - Radio, TV host, columnist & best-selling author, Ask Ciscoe and Oh, La La!

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6:00 PM

Saving Nature One Yard at a Time

David Deardorff, PhD - Award-winning co-author, Saving Nature: One Yard at a Time and What’s Wrong With My Houseplant?

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Hood Room

(All seminars 60 minutes)

9:30 AM

Power Couples: Perennial Pairings for Jaw-Dropping Gardens and Containers

Deborah Trickett - Award-winning container designer and owner, The Captured Garden

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10:45 AM

Foraging 101: Discover the Bounty of Nature’s Pantry

Ellen Zachos - Award-winning co-host, Plantrama Podcast, and author, The Forager’s Pantry, Backyard Foraging and The Wildcrafted Cocktail

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12:00 PM

Layering for a Dynamic and Beautiful Garden

Laura Watson - Master Gardener, Master Pruner and 'Clemaniac'

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1:15 PM

A Case for Trees: A Positive Solution to the Negative Effects of Climate Change

Dan Lambe - Award-winning Chief Executive of the Arbor Day Foundation

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2:45 PM

Flower Garden Inspiration

Jenny Rose Carey - Garden writer, photographer, and author, The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Guide and Glorious Shade

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4:00 PM

Water-Savvy Garden Design

Karen Chapman - Owner, Le Jardinet, award-winning co-author, Fine Foliage, Gardening with Foliage First and author, Deer-Resistant Design

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5:15 PM

Composting for a Bountiful Garden and Planet

Christy Wilhelmi - Award-winning blogger, Gardenerd and author, Gardening for Geeks and Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden

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6:30 PM

Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

David Mizejewski - Naturalist at National Wildlife Federation and author, Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

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DIY Stage

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

The Language of Flowers: Gifts from the Garden

Teresa Sabankaya - Author of The Posy Book 

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11:45 AM

Developing an Orchard Mason Bee Habitat in our Urban Landscape

James Ullrich - Owner, Knox Cellars Mason Bees

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1:30 PM

Get Free Plants When You Propagate Like the Pros!

Charlie Nardozzi - Regional Emmy award-winning radio, TV host and author, Gardening Complete and No-Dig Gardening

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3:15 PM

Light, Water, Action! How to Grow Beautiful Houseplants

Susan Maki - Designer, buyer, and houseplant merchandise manager for Squak Mountain Nursery

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