FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th

12 Noon

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Digging and Dividing Iris Plants

By Riley Probst, President, Reblooming Iris Society

Join this iris aficionado and active flower show judge as he promotes interest and development of all iris types having more than one bloom season per year.
 

1:00 PM       

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FIESTA FLOWER

California's New Model Landscapes with Water-Sparing Native Plants

By Melanie Keeley, California Native Plant Society (CNPS)

With California’s unpredictable precipitation, it is time for a new model that will work in this hot, arid climate. California native plants not only use a fraction of the water that typical gardens do, they are attractive and colorful as well. Learn about tried and true native plants and how to transition from a high care, water indulgent garden into a natural, sustainable low water use, beautiful garden

2:00 PM

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Reflecting “You” in Your Landscape Design

By Melanie Mackenzie, Bio Mirage in association with Luis Nursery

Learn how to incorporate landscape elements that best exemplify your personal style and passions.  Along with sharing her favorite plants, trees, gardening tips and design ideas, Melanie will provide a variety of approaches to personalizing your garden into your own unique space.

3:00 PM       

Composting

By Sharon Plein, Master Gardener

It’s easy to make your own home garden compost! Find out how to enrich your soil with composted yard and kitchen waste.

4:00 PM

Orchid Care 

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By Peggy Downs, Master Gardener

Learn how to keep your Valentine orchids thriving and blooming year after year.  Find out about different types of orchids and how knowing the type helps you care for your orchids.   We will discuss watering, fertilizing, and repotting and look at several orchids that are especially easy to grow in the home.  

5:00 PM       

Success With Hot Weather Annuals Including Gourds

By Cecile Garrison, American Gourd Society

Learn how you can improve your plant roots, foliage, fruits & vegetables by examining soil, water and nutrient requirements.  Find out when to plant for optimum results.  Get tips on knowing how much water is enough or too much.  See beautiful examples of molded and manipulated Gourds Cecile grows on arbors then transform them into lasting art works.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th

 11:00 AM    

Make your Container Gardens Sizzle

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Featuring Sharon Lovejoy, award-winning Author & Illustrator

Well-designed containers are the quick change artists in a garden and can turn a boring landscape into an elegant classic or a contemporary jewel. Join Sharon Lovejoy as she shares a medley of innovative, classic, and whimsical design ideas that will add drama, texture, color, and life to even the tiniest garden.

 12 NOON    

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Monarchs and MIlkweed

By Patricia Thompson, Master Gardener

Monarch butterflies are in decline…and you can help! Come learn about the monarch’s natural migration pattern, how to create a beneficial habitat, and how gardeners can provide crucial support in the preservation of these beautiful pollinators.

 1:00 PM       

Orchid Care

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By Gordon Wolfe, Central California Orchid Society

Find out about different types of orchids and how knowing the type helps you care for your orchids.   We will discuss watering, fertilizing, and re-potting and look at several orchids that are especially easy to grow in the home.

 2:00 PM

Reflecting “You” in Your Landsacpe Design

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By Melanie Mackenzie, Bio Mirage in association with Luis Nursery

Learn how to incorporate landscape elements that best exemplify your personal style and passions.  Along with sharing her favorite plants, trees, gardening tips and design ideas, Melanie will provide a variety of approaches to personalizing your garden into your own unique space.

 3:00 PM         

 SHARON LOVEJOY

SHARON LOVEJOY

Drought Tolerant Garden Ideas: Glorious Against all Odds

Featuring Sharon Lovejoy, award-winning Author & Illustrator

Sharon will share some inspiring examples of beautiful and earth-friendly drought tolerant California gardens that thrive without breaking your back or the bank. She’ll introduce you to myriad plants that perform like super stars and simple projects to incorporate into your personal style.

 4:00 PM       

Care and Maintenance of Your Garden Tools

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By Walter Yamamoto, Master Gardener

What are some best practices to tend your garden tools? Walter will discuss how best to clean, sharpen and maintain your pruners, loppers and other hand tools. Gardening is easier with tools in top condition; come learn some easy tips!

 5:00 PM       

Success With Hot Weather Annuals Including Gourds

By Cecile Garrison, American Gourd Society

Learn how you can improve your plant roots, foliage, fruits & vegetables by examining soil, water and nutrient requirements.  Find out when to plant for optimum results.  Get tips on knowing how much water is enough or too much.  See beautiful examples of molded and manipulated Gourds Cecile grows on arbors then transform them into lasting art works.

6:00 PM       

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California's New Model Landscapes with Water-sparing Native Plants

By Melanie Keeley, California Native Plant Society (CNPS)

With California’s unpredictable precipitation, it is time for a new model that will work in this hot, arid climate. California native plants not only use a fraction of the water that typical gardens do, they are attractive and colorful as well. Learn about tried and true native plants and how to transition from a high care, water indulgent garden into a natural, sustainable low water use, beautiful garden. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11th

 12 NOON

Gardening Central Valley Style

By Nancy Hawkins, Master Gardener

Maintaining a garden or yard in the Central Valley presents serious challenges during periods of severe drought and mandated water restrictions.  What’s a homeowner to do when crying won’t help and rain dances don’t work?   In her presentation,  Nancy Hawkins will go over the basics of water-wise landscaping, including irrigation, mulching,  garden design and plant selection. 

 1:00 PM         


The Garden in your Life, The Life in Your Garden

Featuring Sharon Lovejoy, award-winning Author & Illustrator

Sharon will show how the interrelationship of native plants and beneficial critters, and her earth-friendly gardening tips can transform the novice and experienced gardener into stewards of dynamic landscapes. She will also share some whimsical and do-able designs, theme gardens, and DIY projects that will add pizazz to a garden.
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2:00 PM

 Melanie Mackenzie

Melanie Mackenzie

Reflecting “You” in Your Landscape Design

By Melanie Mackenzie, Bio Mirage in association with Luis Nursery

Learn how to incorporate landscape elements that best exemplify your personal style and passions.  Along with sharing her favorite plants, trees, gardening tips and design ideas, Melanie will provide a variety of approaches to personalizing your garden into your own unique space.

 3:00 PM         

Success With Hot Weather Annuals Including Gourds

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By Cecile Garrison, American Gourd Society

Learn how you can improve your plant roots, foliage, fruits & vegetables by examining soil, water and nutrient requirements.  Find out when to plant for optimum results.  Get tips on knowing how much water is enough or too much.  See beautiful examples of molded and manipulated Gourds Cecile grows on arbors then transform them into lasting art works.