2019 Boston Flower & Garden Show Lectures & Demos


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Wednesday, March 13


11:00 AM
Farm-to-Table Cooking
Verrill Farm
11:00 AM
Introduction to Ikebana
Ikebana International
*In the Waterfront Ballroom
11:30 AM

Plants Go to War
Judith Sumner, Garden Writer

Presented by Massachusetts Horticultural Society

12:00 PM
Paul Split
Garden Speaker
12:30 PM

Hip, Hip Hydrangea – Complete Primer for Identifying, Planting, Pruning and Maintenance
Andi Ross, Landscape Designer & Garden Coach, It's Nature's Way

2:00 PM
Farm-to-Table Cooking
Verrill Farm
2:00 PM
Introduction to Ikebana
Ikebana International
*In the Waterfront Ballroom
2:30 PM

Hip, Hip Hydrangea – All-New England- Hardy Cultivars plus Sneak Peek at What’s New!
Andi Ross, Landscape Designer & Garden Coach, It's Nature's Way

3:00 PM
Paul Split
Garden Speaker
3:30 PM

Design a Sunny Perennial Border
Jana Milbocker & Joan Butler, Enchanted Garden Design

4:30 PM

LIVE PODCAST! Let’s Argue About Plants: Wicked Cool Varieties No Garden Should Be Without
Presented by Fine Gardening Magazine


Thursday, March 14


11:00 AM
Introduction to Ikebana
Ikebana International
*In the Waterfront Ballroom
11:30 AM

Connecticut’s Historic Gardens
Laurie Masciandaro, Site Manager of Historic New England’s Roseland Cottage

12:00 PM
Using the Herbs you Grow
Betsy-Ann Golon, Historic Herbalist & Master Food Processor, University of Maine Extension
12:30 PM

The Art of Seed
Ken Greene, Hudson Valley Seed

Presented by Massachusetts Horticultural Society

1:00 PM
Josephine Fowler
Puddingstone Farm
1:30 PM

Top Ten Questions About Peonies
Kathleen Gagan, Owner, Peonys Envy

2:30 PM

The Bulbs of Summer: Dahlias, Lilies, Cannas, Callas & the Exotics
Barbara Melera, Harvesting History

3:30 PM

Container Gardening
Barbara Melera, Harvesting History

5:00 PM
Kitchen Containers
Ken Greene, Hudson Valley Seeds
6:30 PM
SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Arrangements with Alice's Table
Additonal fee required.  Click here for more details
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Friday, March 15


11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fine Gardening Magazine Seminar Series: Expert Solutions for Avid Gardeners
featuring 5 seminars by top gardening experts, lunch, swag bag and admission to the show! 
For more info, click here

11:00 AM
Introduction to Ikebana
Ikebana International
*In the Waterfront Ballroom
11:00 AM
Dividing Hostas
Wes Straub, President, New England Hosta Society
11:30 AM

Bodacious Flowering Shrubs for Small Space Gardens or Containers
Kerry Ann Mendez, Garden Lecturer & Owner, Perennially Yours

12:00 PM
Farm-to-Table Cooking with Magic 106.7’s
David O’Leary and Chef Adrienne Wright
12:30 PM

How to Make Your Life Easier with Native Plants
Dan Jaffe, Propagator and Stock Bed Grower, New England Wild Flower Society

1:00 PM
Josephine Fowler
Puddingstone Farm

1:30 PM

The Beauty of Balance
Terry Duffy and Christie Dustman, Christie Dustman & Co.

Presented by Massachusetts Horticultural Society

2:00 PM
Introduction to Ikebana
Ikebana International
*In the Waterfront Ballroom
2:30 PM

Seasonal Allergy Support
Katja Swift, Co-Founder, Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism

3:00 PM
Microgreens
Ken Greene, Founder, Hudson Valley Seed Co
3:30 PM

Bodacious Flowering Shrubs for Small Space Gardens or Containers
Kerry Ann Mendez, Garden Lecturer & Owner, Perennially Yours

4:30 PM

Raised Bed Gardening
Kate Donovan, Co-Founder, Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens

5:00 PM
Kitchen Containers
Ken Greene, Hudson Valley Seeds
6:30 PM
SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Arrangements with Alice's Table
Additonal fee required.  Click here for more details
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Saturday, March 16


10:30 AM

Mini Meadows: Grow a Little Patch of Colorful Flowers Anywhere Around Your Yard
Mike Lizotte, Jr., American Meadows

10:30 AM
SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Design Tips for Small Scale Gardens that Provide BIG Results!
Additonal fee required.  Click here for more details
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11:00 AM
Microgreens
Ken Greene, Founder, Hudson Valley Seed Co
11:30 AM

Growing Cannabis Made Easy: A Quick Guide to a Legal, Personal, Cannabis Home Garden in MA
Mike Fitzgerald, Co-founder, New England Grass Roots Institute & The Leaf Collective

12:00 PM
Ikebana
Tomoko Tanaka
12:30 PM

Beyond Knockout Roses – Discovering Other Sustainable Roses from Knock Out
Hybridizer Will Radler Mike & Angie Chute, Owners, Rose Solutions

1:00 PM
Josephine Fowler
Puddingstone Farm
1:30 PM
SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Designing Your Outdoor Room with Dean & Derek
Additonal fee required.  Click here for more details.

1:30 PM

The Victorians:  How They Changed Gardening Forever
Barbara Melera, Harvesting History

2:00 PM
Art In Bloom: Floral Arranging from the MFA’s Signature Celebration of Spring
MFA Associate
2:30 PM

The Designers Way
Julie Moir Messervy, Principal Designer, JMMDS

Presented by Massachusetts Horticultural Society

3:30 PM

Local Blooms for Brides & Grooms: Balancing Your Options, Stretching Your Wedding Flower Budget
Trish Wesley Umbrell, Farm Administrator, Natick Community Organic Farm


Sunday, March 17


10:30 AM

Reducing the Maintenance of Your Vegetable Garden Without Lowering the Yield
Marie Iannotti, Garden Writer & Master Gardener

11:00 AM
Introduction to Ikebana
Ikebana International
*In the Waterfront Ballroom
11:00 AM
Herb-Infused Honey
Katja Swift, Co-Founder, Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism
11:30 AM

Growing Cannabis Made Easy: A Quick Guide to a Legal, Personal, Cannabis Home Garden in MA
Mike Fitzgerald, Co-founder, New England Grass Roots Institute & The Leaf Collective

12:30 PM

Organic Gardening in Short Seasons
Petra Page-Mann, Owner, Fruition Seeds

1:00 PM
Josephine Fowler
Puddingstone Farm
1:30 PM

Let’s Look Around: Engaging Children in the Natural World
Kathi Gariepy, Master Gardener

Presented by Massachusetts Horticultural Society

2:00 PM
Introduction to Ikebana
Ikebana International
*In the Waterfront Ballroom
2:00 PM
Root to Stem: Low-Waste Garden Cooking
Cathy Pedtke, Lovin' Spoonfuls
2:30 PM

Edible Landscape: For Health & Habit
John Forti, Executive Director, Bedrock Gardens of NH

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