2010 BOSTON FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW PROGRAMMING (Programming subject to change) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 11:00 a.m. FLORAL DEMO A Feast In Flowers Presenter: Faith Cass, Owner, Cass School of Floral Design 11:30 a.m. LECTURE Gardening for the Five Senses Speaker: Bill Cullina, Gardens Curator, Coastal Maine Botanical Garden 1:00 p.m. COOKING DEMO Cooking with Maple Syrup Presenter: Natasha Tauscher, Chef, Natick Community Organic Farm 1:30 p.m. LECTURE At Play with Nature: Snoozes and Celebrations on Your Terrace Speaker: Louis Raymond, Landscape Designer Landscape designer Louis Raymond explores the many ways a terrace can be shaped into your property’s must-use focus. Hilarious as well as inspirational historical terraces and outdoor celebrations give context as well as hope that our best outdoor moments are yet to come. 2:30 p.m. GARDENING DEMO Traffic-Stopping Containers from the Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association Presenter: Tina Bemis, Bemis Farms Nursery 3:30 pm LECTURE Heirloom Vegetables Speaker: Barbara Melera, President, D. Landreth Seed Co. 4:30 p.m. GARDENING DEMO Rain Barrel 101 Presenter: Jack and Joan Freele, New England Rain Barrel Co. 5:00 pm LECTURE A Feast for the Garden Traveler Speaker: Hilda Morrill, Editor, bostongardens.com 7:00 p.m. COOKING DEMO Cooking from the Orchard Presenter: Steve Sprague, Executive Chef, Nashoba Valley Winery THURSDAY, MARCH 25 Thursday’s lecture series, Gardening Essentials, is presented by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society as part of its program BLOOMS! at the 2010 Boston Flower & Garden Show. Proudly sponsored by Mahoney’s Garden Centers. 11:00 a.m. FLORAL DEMO Easy Orchid Care Presenter: Molly Brennan, Owner, Brennan’s Orchids 11:30 a.m. LECTURE The Care & Feeding of Houseplants Speaker: Art Scarpa Tips from an expert about how to select and care for indoor plants. 12:30 p.m. Ask The Experts Panel Panelists: Roger Swain, Paul Miskovsky and Kerry Mendez 1:00 p.m. COOKING DEMO Sprouts: Grow Them, Love Them Presenter: JJ Gonson, Personal Chef & Caterer, Cuisine En Locale 1:30 pm LECTURE Ready, Set, Plant Speaker: Rita Wollmering How to have a small garden that provides your family with all the vegetables you’ll need for the summer and beyond. 2:30 p.m. FLORAL DEMO Art in Bloom: Floral Arranging from the MFA’s Signature Event Presenter: Lucinda Larson, Museum Associate 3:30 pm LECTURE The Green, Organic & Affordable Lawn Speaker: Betty Sanders A presentation that gets beyond the hype and dubious claims about organic versus inorganic lawn care. 4:30 p.m. GARDENING DEMO Ornamental Pruning Presenter: Joe Biagioni, Arbor Alliance 5:00 pm LECTURE Small Is Beautiful: Landscaping in the City Speaker: Sally Muspratt A sixth-of-an-acre lot with 50 feet of street frontage can have the appeal of an estate - with the right planning. 7:00 pm LECTURE Time to Renew: Editing the Mature Garden Speaker: Cathy Felton How incremental steps can undo years (or decades) of neglect. 7:00 p.m. COOKING DEMO Thyme for Pesto Presenter: Donna Eaton Wood, Owner, Cedar Spring Herb Farm FRIDAY, MARCH 26 11:00 a.m. COOKING DEMO Making Infused Oils from Everyday Plants Presenter: Linda Patterson, Herbalist, The Eclectic Institute 11:30 am LECTURE Edible Landscaping Speaker: Paul Split, Horticultural Lecturer & Demonstrator Enjoy the bounty of the land twelve months of the year! 1:00 p.m. COOKING DEMO Cooking with Herbs Presenter: Paul Split, Horticultural Lecturer & Demonstrator 1:30 pm LECTURE Listening to the Landscape: Using Nature’s Clues to Design a Garden That Works Speaker: Scott LaFleur, Director of Botanic Garden, New England Wild Flower Society 2:30 p.m. GARDENING DEMO Creating a Tea Garden Presenter: Crystal Brinson, Horticulturist 3:30 pm LECTURE Passion for Peonies Speaker: Kathleen Gagan, Owner, Peony’s Envy In a short history of this remarkable flower, Kathleen Gagan, instructs how to grow and care for peonies, illustrates why they continue to captivate imaginations, and delivers pointers and praise for this phenomenal plant. 4:30 p.m. GARDENING DEMO Paving 101 Presenter: Kevin Borrows, Bolduc 5:00 pm LECTURE The Taming of the Yew Speaker: Tom Strangfeld, Landscape Designer Humorous and instructional, this lecture illustrates landscaping mistakes and their simple fixes to create curb appeal and enjoyment of our most treasured outdoor spaces. 7:00 p.m. GARDENING/COOKING DEMO Gardening By Cuisine Presenter: Patti Moreno, Host, GardenGirlTV.com SATURDAY, MARCH 27 10:00 a.m. COOKING DEMO Delights from the Spring Garden: Asparagus Risotto Presenter: Carole Murko, Creator & Host “Heirloom Meals” 10:00 am LECTURE More Than Mud Pies: Gardening with Children Speaker: Beth Zschau, Long Hill Horticulture Educator, The Trustees of Reservations Projects you and your kids will love! 11:00 a.m. FLORAL DEMO The Love of Lavendar Presenter: Nancy Engel, Owner, The Sunny Window 11:30 am LECTURE Master of Your Domain: Carpentry Projects for the New England Garden Speaker: Anthony Gilardi, TV Carpenter, HGTV's “Myles of Styles” A native of Boston’s North End, and now the carpenter on HGTV’s ‘Myles of Styles’, Anthony Gilardi will demonstrate some quick and easy do-it-yourself projects specially tailored to our New England gardens and landscapes. 1:00 p.m. GARDENING DEMO Master of Your Domain: Carpentry Projects for the New England Garden Presenter: Anthony Gilardi, Carpenter, HGTV’s “Myles of Style” 1:30 pm LECTURE Tool Talk Speaker: Roger Swain, Host of PBS Television's Victory Garden Hand tools – the trowels, spades and other implements that extend our reach and power – may have evolved for evolution’s sake rather than for the benefit of the user. This presentation will be a tour through the evolution of familiar garden tools emphasizing the importance of matching not only the tool to the task, but fitting it to the user’s hand and body. 2:30 p.m. FLORAL DEMO Orchids 101 Presenter: Dr. Azhar Mustafa, A & P Orchids 3:30 pm LECTURE Doom and Bloom: How Small Gardens Can Save a Big, Hot and Hungry World Speaker: Roger Dorion, President, Kitchen Gardeners International 4:30 p.m. GARDENING DEMO Water Gardens 101 Presenter: Tom Frost, Metrowest Water Gardens 5:00 pm LECTURE Kitchen Gardens of Mount Vernon Speaker: Betsy-Ann Golon, Herbalist & Owner, Common Folk Farm Herbs SUNDAY, MARCH 28 10:00 a.m. COOKING DEMO Diver Scallops with Sprouts and Rose Petals Presenter: Executive Chef, Peppers Fine Food Catering 11:00 a.m. GARDENING DEMO Garden Projects Your Children Will Love Presenter: Beth Zschau, Long Hill Horticulture Educator, The Trustees of Reservations 11:30 am LECTURE Urban Sustainable Living Speaker: Patti Moreno, Host, www.Garden GirlTV.com After much trial and error, Patti Moreno transformed her Boston home's backyard into an urban garden that produces just about all the fresh vegetables her family eats during the growing season. Her innovative methodology can be used to grow food in small spaces, roof-tops or even indoors. 1:30 pm LECTURE Success! Tips for Tackling the Garden Basics No Matter Its Size or Your Time Speaker: Ellen Wells, Gardening Columnist, Globe Magazine 2:30 p.m. FLORAL DEMO The Sensual Floral Design Presenter: Kirsten VanDijk, owner,My PassionFlower 3:30 pm LECTURE The Garden Tourist: Feed Your Plant Greed with Unusual Finds from the New England Nurseries Who Grow Them Speaker: Carol Stocker, Gardening Columnist, Boston Globe and boston.
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