Full Schedule

Full Schedule

Friday, March 29th, 2019

SHOW HOURS: 11AM – 9PM

TIME TOPIC & SPEAKER LOCATION
12:00 p.m. THE LILY BEETLE INVASION

Barbara Adams Eichendorf – Canadian Prairie Lily Society

Speakers’ Theatre – Hall A B.O. #1
12:00 p.m. 10 WAYS GIVE BACK BY GARDENING

By Adrian Werner

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
2:00 p.m. GERANIUM – 2019 SASKATCHEWAN BLUE CROSS PLANT OF THE YEAR

Jackie Bantle – University of Saskatchewan Plant Sciences Dept.

Speakers’ Theatre – Hall A B.O. #1
2:00 p.m. NO TILL GARDENING

By Helen Shook

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
3:00 p.m. CELEBRITY/MEDIA EVENT

Presented by Dutch Growers

How-To Stage – Hall C
3:30 p.m. THE SUPERDOGS “Wild Wild Woof”

Presented by Global TV and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Main Trade Hall
4:00 p.m. LET US GROW LETTUCE

By Jackie Bantle

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
5:00 p.m. GROW YOUR OWN OASIS

Bob Bors – University of Saskatchewan Plant Sciences Dept.

Speakers’ Theatre – Hall A B.O. #1
5:30 p.m. THE SUPERDOGS “Wild Wild Woof”

Presented by Global TV and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Main Trade Hall
6:00 p.m. BEST PRACTICES FOR PESTICIDE-FREE GARDENING

By Vanessa Young

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
7:00 p.m. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: TAKING CARE OF TREES

Tony Toews – City of Saskatoon

How-To Stage – Hall C
7:30 p.m. THE SUPERDOGS “Wild Wild Woof”

Presented by Global TV and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Main Trade Hall
8:00 p.m. BACKYARD COMPOSTING

By Lisa Howse

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

SHOW HOURS: 9AM – 7PM

TIME TOPIC & SPEAKER LOCATION
9:15 a.m. NO TILL GARDENING

By Helen Shook

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
10:00 a.m.

2hrs

XERISCAPE: LOW WATER, LOW MAINTENANCE GARDENING

Sara Williams

Author, Retired Horticulturist, University of Saskatchewan

Speakers’ Theatre – Hall A B.O. #1
10:30 a.m. Workshop Experience – Make & Take Succulent Bowl

$35 – No registration required, open until 6:00 p.m.

Hall C
11:30 a.m. THE SUPERDOGS “Wild Wild Woof”

Presented by Global TV and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Main Trade Hall
1:00 p.m. HITS AND MYTHS OF CONTAINER GARDENING

Jill Umpherville – Dutch Growers

How-To Stage – Hall C
1:30 p.m. THE SUPERDOGS “Wild Wild Woof”

Presented by Global TV and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Main Trade Hall
2:00 p.m. SAVING POLLINATORS ONE GARDEN AT A TIME

Jed Williams – Backyard Pollinator

Speakers’ Theatre – Hall A B.O. #1
2:00 p.m. HOW TO SET UP DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN

By Justin Schaeffer

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
3:00 p.m. SEED STARTING ESSENTIALS

Jared Regier – Chain Reaction Urban Farm

How-To Stage – Hall C
3:30 p.m. THE SUPERDOGS “Wild Wild Woof”

Presented by Global TV and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Main Trade Hall
4:00 p.m. BIRDS – BIRDS IN REAL DANGER

Jan Shadick – Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation

Speakers’ Theatre – Hall A B.O. #1
4:00 p.m. FAQ ABOUT GROWING FRUIT ON THE PRAIRIES

By Lisa Taylor

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
5:00 p.m. BEAUTIFUL AND EDIBLE PLANTS FOR A CONTAINER

Jill Umpherville – Dutch Growers

How-To Stage – Hall C
5:30 p.m. THE SUPERDOGS “Wild Wild Woof”

Presented by Global TV and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Main Trade Hall
6:00 p.m. BACKYARD COMPOSTING

By Lisa Howse

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

SHOW HOURS: 10AM – 5PM

TIME TOPIC & SPEAKER LOCATION
10:15 a.m. BACKYARD COMPOSTING

By Lisa Howse

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
11:00 a.m. NO TILL GARDENING

By Helen Shook

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
11:30 a.m. THE SUPERDOGS “Wild Wild Woof”

Presented by Global TV and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Main Trade Hall
12:00 p.m. Retooling Your Garden and Your Gardening Practices

Rick vanDuyvendyk – Dutch Growers

How-To Stage – Hall C
1:00 p.m. 10 WAYS GIVE BACK BY GARDENING

By Adrian Werner

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
1:30 p.m. THE SUPERDOGS “Wild Wild Woof”

Presented by Global TV and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Main Trade Hall
2:00 p.m. COMMON SENSE GARDENING

Vic Krahn – Lakeshore Garden Centre

How-To Stage – Hall C
3:00 p.m. LAYER YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN AND ENJOY BLOOMS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON

Bernadette Vangool – Saskatchewan Perennial Society

Speakers’ Theatre – Hall A B.O. #1
3:00 p.m. HOW TO SET UP DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN

By Justin Schaeffer

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
3:30 p.m. THE SUPERDOGS “Wild Wild Woof”

Presented by Global TV and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Main Trade Hall
4:00 p.m. FAQ ABOUT GROWING FRUIT ON THE PRAIRIES

By Lisa Taylor

U of S Gardening 101 Area – Hall C
6:00 p.m. Cash & Carry – Plant Sale Hall C
6:30 p.m. Plant Auction How-To Stage – Hall C

HOW-TO Stage (Hall C)

HOW-TO Stage (Hall C)

SASKATCHEWAN BLUE CROSS GARDENSCAPE 2019

HOW-TO STAGE SCHEDULE – HALL C

*Subject to change

As of March 18, 2019

Friday, March 29

3:00 p.m. CELEBRITY EVENT

Presented by Dutch Growers

7:00 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.

Saturday, March 30

1:00 p.m. HITS AND MYTHS OF CONTAINER GARDENING

Jill Umpherville – Dutch Growers

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.

3:00 p.m. SEED STARTING ESSENTIALS

Jared Regier – Chain Reaction Urban Farm

Learn how to raise your own vegetable transplants at home and get your garden off to the best start possible.  We’ll address common seed starting questions and cover the equipment and methods to use to ensure your success.

5:00 p.m. BEAUTIFUL AND EDIBLE PLANTS FOR A CONTAINER

Jill Umpherville – Dutch Growers

In smaller yards, plants need to earn their spot. We want them to cook with and be pleasing to the eye in between feasts. Learn which plants and flowers can do double duty for you!

Sunday, March 31

12:00 p.m. Retooling Your Garden and Your Gardening Practices

Rick vanDuyvendyk – Dutch Growers

Are you still using that old hoe your father had, or pruners from your mom’s era? It’s time to retool your garden. The right tools make gardening easier, more efficient and fun! Learn the proper way to shovel, prune, rake and hoe without hurting yourself.

2:00 p.m. COMMON SENSE GARDENING

Vic Krahn – Lakeshore Garden Centre

Why do you fail and others succeed? Learn common sense tips and tricks on how to succeed in your garden.

Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)

Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)

SPEAKERS’ THEATRE SCHEDULE – HALL A B.O. #1

*Subject to change

As of March 18, 2019

Friday, March 29

12:00 p.m. THE LILY BEETLE INVASION

Barbara Adams Eichendorf – Canadian Prairie Lily Society

 

2:00 p.m. GERANIUM – 2019 SASKATCHEWAN BLUE CROSS PLANT OF THE YEAR

Jackie Bantle – University of Saskatchewan Plant Sciences Dept.

The geranium is a general term describing an annual flower that comes in many different colors and leaf types.  This talk will discuss where geraniums originate, what the many different types of geraniums are and the best methods of caring for different types of geraniums.  If you love the geranium’s pretty flowers but don’t have an outdoor garden, consider growing it as a house plant.

5:00 p.m. GROW YOUR OWN OASIS

Bob Bors – University of Saskatchewan Plant Sciences Dept.

Learn the basics on building and maintaining a backyard pond.  Popular water and bog plants will be described including how to take care of them.  Pond liners, aeration, filtration, fertilization, fish, chlorine control, will also be discussed.

Saturday, March 30

10:00 a.m. XERISCAPE: LOW WATER, LOW MAINTENANCE GARDENING – 2hrs***

Sara Williams – Author, Retired Horticulturist, University of Saskatchewan

This presentation will cover the principals of xeriscape (design ideas that conserve water, soil improvement, efficient irrigation, reducing conventional lawn areas, and mulching) as well as some of the hundreds of hardy and drought tolerant trees, shrubs, vines, perennials and bulbs available for prairie gardens.

2:00 p.m. SAVING POLLINATORS ONE GARDEN AT A TIME

Jed Williams – Backyard Pollinator

 

4:00 p.m. BIRDS – BIRDS IN REAL DANGER

Jan Shadick – Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation

Saskatoon, Buildings and Bird Strikes. A lot of planning, time and money go into attracting and feeding your backyard birds. But making your space appealing to them with food and plants they love is only one part of the equation. You also need to ensure that birds stay safe while in your yard.

Sunday, March 31

 

3:00 p.m. LAYER YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN AND ENJOY BLOOMS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON

Bernadette Vangool – Saskatchewan Perennial Society

Different plants flower at different times of the year. Bulbs, irises and peonies will flower in spring while lilies will flower in July. Helianthus has a long flowering period from July to freeze-up. Day lilies have varieties that span from spring to August. Shrubs like hydrangea can add long time interest into fall and winter. Grouping these plants together in a border will extend the bloom time of your garden. Making conscious choices in plant material can give you a long season of enjoyment. Glancing at my garden even in the middle of winter gives me a sense of well-being.

*** NOTE: This class will be recorded for educational purposes. All efforts will be made to film only the instructor, but please be aware that patrons may also be included incidentally during the filming process, especially if they are walking around or speaking during class. Please be aware that while we do have preferred seating for students who do not wish to be filmed, we cannot guarantee it.

University of Saskatchewan Gardening 101” Area (Hall C)

University of Saskatchewan Gardening 101” Area (Hall C)

SASKATCHEWAN BLUE CROSS GARDENSCAPE 2018

University of Saskatchewan “Gardening 101” Area – HALL C

*Subject to change

As of March 11, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

12:00 p.m. 10 WAYS GIVE BACK BY GARDENING

By Adrian Werner

2:00 p.m. NO TILL GARDENING

By Helen Shook

4:00 p.m. LET US GROW LETTUCE

By Jackie Bantle

6:00 p.m. BEST PRACTICES FOR PESTICIDE-FREE GARDENING

By Vanessa Young

8:00 p.m. BACKYARD COMPOSTING

By Lisa Howse

Saturday, March 30, 2019

9:15 a.m. NO TILL GARDENING

By Helen Shook

2:00 p.m. HOW TO SET UP DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN

By Justin Schaeffer

4:00 p.m. FAQ ABOUT GROWING FRUIT ON THE PRAIRIES

By Lisa Taylor

6:00 p.m. BACKYARD COMPOSTING

By Lisa Howse

Sunday, March 31, 2019

10:15 a.m. BACKYARD COMPOSTING

By Lisa Howse

11:00 a.m. NO TILL GARDENING

By Helen Shook

1:00 p.m. 10 WAYS GIVE BACK BY GARDENING

By Adrian Werner

3:00 p.m. HOW TO SET UP DRIP IRRIGATION FOR YOUR GARDEN

By Justin Schaeffer

4:00 p.m. FAQ ABOUT GROWING FRUIT ON THE PRAIRIES

By Lisa Taylor