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Stephanie Rose

Award-winning author, Garden Made and blogger,

Stephanie Rose is the author of Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life (Roost Books, 2015), which was a Gold Medal Winner from the 2016 Independent Publishers Book Awards. She is also the creator of a popular blog, where you will find hundreds of DIY garden-related projects you can really dig into. She hopes to get everyone into the garden to feel the joy and healing it brings, one crafty project at a time. Stephanie’s creative take on garden making has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Woman’s Day, Country Woman, Romantic Homes, HGTV Gardens, This Old House, the Huffington Post, and Apartment Therapy among many more publications both in print and online. Stephanie spends her time as a gardener, writer, and artist in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has turned her small urban yard into a “garden made” heaven, proving that size, truly, does not matter. She is passionate about organic gardening, natural healing, and art as part of life. Stephanie lives with her husband, son, and tiny dog, which provide her with inspiration and delight both in and out of the garden.


Plants Anyone Can Grow! Creative Crafting with Air Plants and Wire

Turn those Tillandsias into something show-stopping with a bit of creative wire work. Gluing air plants affects their health and watering needs. Wiring air plants is the preferable method to allow plants to thrive. You can even turn them into living jewelry! Stephanie will demonstrate how to use wire in a variety of projects to display air plants. Learn which wire is best (and which is toxic) as well as how to water the plants. Projects include a reclaimed wood wall hanging, living wreath, hanging seashell, table top display, and a pendant necklace.

Saturday, Feb 10 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow

Sunday, Feb 11 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow

Container Wars

Back by popular demand, we’ve lined up leading garden bloggers and authors to “battle it out” in our highly acclaimed “Container Wars.” Containers can go virtually anywhere—patios, decks and balconies or even in the garden! Drawing from identical plant materials, two of the most popular garden bloggers, both hailing from the B.C. area, Stephanie Rose and Shelley Levis will ‘compete’ as they each create 3 gorgeous containers—all in under an hour! Working against the clock, and with fun “challenges” thrown at them by Master of Ceremonies Marianne Binetti, see how they pull together plants and share their tips for designing luscious container gardens. Learning about plants has never been so fun!

Sunday, Feb 11 at 11:00 am / Designer’s Arena