HOW-TO Stage (Hall C)

The “HOW TO” demonstration area located in Hall C is designed to provide tips and techniques from industry experts to prepare you with the skills and knowledge to tackle many backyard projects for the upcoming year.

SASKATCHEWAN BLUE CROSS GARDENSCAPE 2018

HOW-TO STAGE SCHEDULE – HALL C

*Subject to change

As of February 27, 2018

Friday, March 23

3:00 p.m. CELEBRITY MEDIA EVENT – TROPICAL ARRANGING

Presented by Dutch Home | Garden | Fashion

 

6:00 p.m. THE CONTAINER REVOLUTION!

Jill Umpherville – Dutch Home | Garden | Fashion

Container gardening continues to be popular and there are many choices for pots, soils, and plants. Whether you’re a city gardener with a balcony, a suburban gardener with a small deck or a country gardener looking to downsize, containers are the solution.

7:00 p.m. DESIGNING WITH SUCCULENTS

Roger Valliere – Solar Gardens

Giving his perspective on the surging popularity of the “plants that drink responsibly,” not only in warm, dry regions, but also in cool, wet climates. Always entertaining and informative, Roger shows how to select, care for, propagate and beautifully combine numerous succulents to create eye-catching easy-care planters.

Saturday, March 24

 

3:00 p.m. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: TAKING CARE OF TREES

Tony Toews – City of Saskatoon

Pruning done correctly helps moderate return growth, is healthier for any tree, and maintains a natural form. Pruning less often also saves labor and energy and reduces green waste volume. Pruning done incorrectly causes rapid return growth, weakens the tree, and increases your labor.

4:00 p.m. MY VERY OWN BEEHIVE

Dr. F. Barry Brown – Saskatoon Beekeeping Club

Beekeeping can be profitable, educational, motivational, and some find it therapeutic. Knowledge is very important when getting started on this exciting endeavour. Come to learn and see a small beehive in action and some of the tools to get you started in your backyard!

5:00 p.m. DON’T SNUB THE SHRUB! PRUNING THESE HARDWORKING SUPERSTARS OF THE GARDEN

Rick vanDuyvendyk – Dutch Home | Garden | Fashion

It’s time to embrace the ‘shrub phase of your life’! Shrubs are some of the hardest working, yet often overlooked superstars in the garden. Let Rick demonstrate proper shrub pruning to transform a ho-hum garden into an eye-popping, year-round masterpiece.

 

Sunday, March 25

12:00 p.m. CREATING A TROPICAL OASIS, BOTH OUTDOORS AND IN

Jill Umpherville – Dutch Home | Garden | Fashion