TIME: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Philadelphia International Flower Show award winner, Michael Petrie, has the ability to see the inherent beauty in what is often an outdated utilitarian object; simultaneously re-seeing and then re-using that object in a new and visually startling way. Michael uses found objects to create useful garden art. Thus an old glass doorknob welded to a pipe becomes a hose guard protecting a flower bed, rusty trowels give new life to an abandoned garden gate, and bedsprings intertwine with vines. You'll discover how to look at your space with new eyes and imagine the possibilities!
Growing Up: Vertical Elements in the Garden with Adam Cressman
TIME: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Join Adam Cressman, an expert from Longwood's Idea Garden, to learn why and how to add vertical elements to your space. Twining pole beans and flowering vines need support and Adam has ideas for how to accomplish this artfully. He'll have photos with examples and how-to handouts for you to begin building your vertical supports long before it's time to plant your climbers!
Charge Your Garden with Color with Karl Gercens
TIME: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Longwood's Karl Gercens is noted for using a dramatic palette of colored foliage trees, shrubs, and perennials to funnel excitement in garden spaces. Ravishing reds, glamorous golds, vivacious variegated and sumptuous silver foliaged plants are dynamic additions to your containers and window boxes. Avocado green went out with the 70's, today's color choices reflect a vibrant new look in gardening! Discover these intriguing beauties and then choose a few for your garden. Experience what a splash of color can do in your garden!
Small Spaces and Intimate Gardens with Jonathan Wright
TIME: 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
If you've not yet visited Chanticleer Garden, Jonathan's presentation will whet your appetite for a look. One of the most creative and artful gardens is just down the road in Wayne and we are lucky to have Jonathan Wright from Chanticleer share some of his ideas for creating impact in intimate spaces. Jonathan will discuss plant selection and design concepts to make a small space feel much larger than it actually is. Hear how to incorporate edibles and tropicals into these spaces-without having to bring ALL the plants inside each winter. Discover how to mix tropical/ tender plants with some hardy plants to create an intimate Wow!
Enter through the Main Visitor Entrance. Lunch on your own from 12-1:00 pm.