Full Schedule

Full Schedule
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 11am-9pm
12:30 pm Alternative Ways to Compost
Lisa Howse, Saskatoon Compost Coaches
Gardening 101 (Hall C)
1:00 pm Make & Take Workshop Experience
$30, no registration required, open from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm
http://www.gardenscapeshow.ca/make_take/
Hall C
1:00 pm Basics of Low Water, Low Maintenance Gardening
Sara Williams, Author/Retired Horticulturalist, University of Saskatchewan
Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)
1:00 pm Container Gardening
Jill vanDuyvendyk, Dutch Growers
How-To Stage (Hall C)
2:00 pm This Is Going To Cost What?!
Colin Enns, Keystone Paving Corporation
Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)
2:30 pm Growing Microgreens
Helen Shook, USask Gardenline Specialist
Gardening 101 (Hall C)
3:00 pm Celebrity Event
Presented by Dutch Growers
How-To Stage (Hall C)
3:30 pm Planet Dog
Presented by President’s Choice SuperDogs
Main Trade Hall
4:00 pm Setting Up Your Backyard Kitchen
Presented by Burnco Landscape
How-To Stage (Hall C)
4:00 pm Beginner Vegetable Gardening: Easy Vegetables to Grow Successfully
Jackie Bantle, University of Saskatchewan Dept. of Plant Sciences
Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)
5:00 pm The Right Ingredients for Composting
Lisa Howse, University of Saskatchewan, Healthy Yards
How-To Stage (Hall C)
5:30 pm Planet Dog
Presented by President’s Choice SuperDogs
Main Trade Hall
6:00 pm Trendy Plants on Instagram
Trevor Christopher, University of Saskatchewan
Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)
6:30 pm DIY Wicking Beds
Jessie Best, City of Saskatoon
Gardening 101 (Hall C)
7:00 pm Keeping Your Trees Top Notch; Avoiding Evergreen Browning
Rick vanDuyvendyk, Dutch Growers
How-To Stage (Hall C)
7:30 pm Planet Dog
Presented by President’s Choice SuperDogs
Main Trade Hall
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 9am-7pm
11:00 am Make & Take Workshop Experience
No registration required, open from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
http://www.gardenscapeshow.ca/make_take/
Hall C
11:00 am Drought Tolerant Plants
Sara Williams, Author/Retired Horticulturalist, University of Saskatchewan
Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)
11:00 am Pruning For Fruit & Flowers
Dr. Bob Bors, University of Saskatchewan
How-To Stage (Hall C)
11:30 am Planet Dog
Presented by President’s Choice SuperDogs
Main Trade Hall
12:00 pm Growing and Using Your Herb Garden
Noelle Chorney, The Gardener Magazine
Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)
12:00 pm Setting Up Your Backyard Kitchen
Presented by Burnco Landscape
How-To Stage (Hall C)
1:00 pm Landscapers Are Like Snowflakes
Colin Enns, Keystone Paving Corporation
Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)
1:00 pm The Right Ingredients for Composting
Lisa Howse, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council
How-To Stage (Hall C)
1:30 pm Planet Dog
Presented by President’s Choice SuperDogs
Main Trade Hall
2:30 pm Pruning Fruit
Justin Schaeffer, USask Fruit Program
Gardening 101 (Hall C)
3:00 pm Keeping Your Lawn Healthy and Grass Alternatives
William Hrycan, The Gardener Magazine
How-To Stage (Hall C)
3:30 pm Planet Dog
Presented by President’s Choice SuperDogs
Main Trade Hall
4:00 pm Invasive Plants: The Not-So-Good Horseradish
Renny Grilz, Meewasin Valley Authority
Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)
4:00 pm Hydroponic Made Easy
Cory Confrey, Early’s Farm & Garden Centre
How-To Stage (Hall C)
5:00 pm Large Tree Pruning
Tony Toews, City of Saskatoon
How-To Stage (Hall C)
5:30 pm Planet Dog
Presented by President’s Choice SuperDogs
Main Trade Hall
6:00 pm Growing Microgreens
Helen Shook, USask Gardenline Specialist
Gardening 101 (Hall C)
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 10am-5pm
11:00 am Pruning For Fruit & Flowers
Dr. Bob Bors, University of SaskatchewanPruning trees and bushes relies on the same principles for either fruit or flower production. Both can be substantially improved with proper pruning to allow more light, air circulation and regenerating new branches to replace the old.  Bushes are surprisingly easy and fast to prune if you know how. Trees require training to have good structure, ideally at a young age.  Tools, techniques, timing, and examples of popular plants will be among the information discussed.
How-To-Stage (Hall C)
11:30 am Make & Take Workshop Experience
No registration required, open from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm
http://www.gardenscapeshow.ca/make_take/
Hall C
11:30 am Planet Dog
Presented by President’s Choice SuperDogs
Main Trade Hall
12:00 pm Setting Up Your Backyard Kitchen
Presented by Burnco Landscape
How-To Stage (Hall C)
1:00 pm Keeping Your Lawn Healthy and Grass Alternatives
William Hrycan, The Gardener Magazine
How-To Stage (Hall C)
1:30 pm Planet Dog
Presented by President’s Choice SuperDogs
Main Trade Hall
2:00 pm Invasive Plants: The Not-So-Good Horseradish
Renny Grilz, Meewasin Valley Authority
Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)
2:00 pm Hydroponic Made Easy
Cory Confrey, Early’s Farm & Garden Centre
How-To Stage (Hall C)
3:00 pm Keeping Your Trees Top Notch; Avoiding Evergreen Browning
Rick vanDuyvendyk, Dutch Growers
How-To Stage (Hall C)
3:30 pm Planet Dog
Presented by President’s Choice SuperDogs
Main Trade Hall
4:00 pm Growing and Using Your Herb Garden
Noelle Chorney, The Gardener Magazine
Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)
6:00 pm Cash & Carry Plant Sale Hall C
6:30 pm Plant Auction How-To Stage (Hall C)

 

HOW-TO Stage (Hall C)

HOW-TO Stage (Hall C)

FRIDAY, MARCH 27  
1:00 pm Container Gardening
Jill vanDuyvendyk, Dutch GrowersContainer 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 pm Celebrity Event
Presented by Dutch Growers
4:00 pm Setting Up Your Backyard Kitchen
Presented by Burnco Landscape
5:00 pm The Right Ingredients for Composting
Lisa Howse, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction CouncilComposting is a fantastic way to reduce household waste and make a great all-around fertilizer and soil conditioner at the same time. Learn the basics of home composting, including the simple, 5-step recipe for a problem-free pile, every time. While the focus will be on compost bins we will also touch on trench composting, vermicomposting, and bokashi composting. Visit the Healthy Yards display afterwards for more information.
7:00 pm Keeping Your Trees Top Notch; Avoiding Evergreen Browning
Rick vanDuyvendyk, Dutch Growers
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 28  
11:00 am Pruning For Fruit & Flowers
Dr. Bob Bors, University of SaskatchewanPruning trees and bushes relies on the same principles for either fruit or flower production. Both can be substantially improved with proper pruning to allow more light, air circulation and regenerating new branches to replace the old.  Bushes are surprisingly easy and fast to prune if you know how. Trees require training to have good structure, ideally at a young age.  Tools, techniques, timing, and examples of popular plants will be among the information discussed.
12:00 pm Setting Up Your Backyard Kitchen
Presented by Burnco Landscape
1:00 pm The Right Ingredients for Composting
Lisa Howse, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction CouncilComposting is a fantastic way to reduce household waste and make a great all-around fertilizer and soil conditioner at the same time. Learn the basics of home composting, including the simple, 5-step recipe for a problem-free pile, every time. While the focus will be on compost bins we will also touch on trench composting, vermicomposting, and bokashi composting. Visit the Healthy Yards display afterwards for more information.
3:00 pm Lawn Alternatives for a Greener Yard
William Hrycan, The Gardener MagazineHow can you create a greener alternative lawn that is less work to maintain and healthier for the environment than a traditional grass lawn? We’ll look at a variety of alternatives to grasses and the benefits of including these plants in the garden, explore how to convert your grass into an alternative lawn, and explain how to care for a non-grassy lawn area. 
4:00 pm Hydroponic Made Easy
Cory Confrey, Early’s Farm & Garden CentreWhat is hydroponic? Different types of hydroponic growing, simple ways to get started and the advantages and disadvantages of growing hydroponically.
5:00 pm Large Tree Pruning
Tony Toews, City of SaskatoonPruning 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.
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
11:00 am Pruning For Fruit & Flowers
Dr. Bob Bors, University of Saskatchewan
Pruning trees and bushes relies on the same principles for either fruit or flower production. Both can be substantially improved with proper pruning to allow more light, air circulation and regenerating new branches to replace the old.  Bushes are surprisingly easy and fast to prune if you know how. Trees require training to have good structure, ideally at a young age.  Tools, techniques, timing, and examples of popular plants will be among the information discussed.
12:00 pm Setting Up Your Backyard Kitchen
Presented by Burnco Landscape
1:00 pm Lawn Alternatives for a Greener Yard
William Hrycan, The Gardener MagazineHow can you create a greener alternative lawn that is less work to maintain and healthier for the environment than a traditional grass lawn? We’ll look at a variety of alternatives to grasses and the benefits of including these plants in the garden, explore how to convert your grass into an alternative lawn, and explain how to care for a non-grassy lawn area. 
2:00 pm Hydroponic Made Easy
Cory Confrey, Early’s Farm & Garden CentreWhat is hydroponic? Different types of hydroponic growing, simple ways to get started and the advantages and disadvantages of growing hydroponically.
3:00 pm Keeping Your Trees Top Notch; Avoiding Evergreen Browning
Rick vanDuyvendyk, Dutch Growers

Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)

Speakers’ Theatre (Hall A)

FRIDAY, MARCH 27
1:00 pm Basics of Low Water, Low Maintenance Gardening
Sara Williams, Author/Retired Horticulturalist, University of SaskatchewanThis presentation will cover the basic principles of xeriscape: design ideas that conserve water such as grouping plants with similar water needs in the same bed; soil improvement by adding organic matter; efficient irrigation; reducing conventional lawn areas that in many cases are not used as lawn; and mulching. Sponsored by the City of Saskatoon
2:00 pm This Is Going To Cost What?!
Colin Enns, Keystone Paving CorporationIt seems it is a lifetime – or generation – ago since everything wasn’t so darned expensive (back when people walked to and from school, uphill both ways). Everyone knows the cost of buying a home, but not everyone remembers to account for the expense of a yard. Don’t give up on having a beautiful and comfortable outdoor living space and don’t settle for a mud hole forever. Learn how to set attainable goals and add value through landscape design.
4:00 pm Beginner Vegetable Gardening: Easy Vegetables to Grow Successfully
Jackie Bantle, University of Saskatchewan, Dept of Plant SciencesHave you been planning to grow some vegetables for yourself but you don’t know where to start?  Have you had a vegetable garden in the past but been frustrated by the poor results?  Jackie Bantle will give you some tips to help you get your vegetable garden off to a good start.  There will be discussion on which vegetables to grow to ensure success, what problems to watch out for in your vegetable garden and hints on how to ensure you have the healthiest plants possible. 
6:00 pm Trendy Plants on Instagram
Trevor Christopher, University of Saskatchewan
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
11:00 am Drought Tolerant Plants
Sara Williams, Author/Retired Horticulturalist, University of Saskatchewan
Sara will introduce you to hardy and drought-tolerant trees, shrubs, vines, perennials and bulbs that thrive in prairie gardens. Sponsored by the City of Saskatoon
12:00 pm Growing and Using Your Herb Garden
Noelle Chorney, The Gardener MagazineMany people plant herbs but are not sure how to use them. Noelle makes a concerted effort to grow things she can eat, and has been growing an herb garden and sharing how she uses herbs for more than 10 years. Learn about annual and perennial herbs that grow well in Saskatoon and surrounding area and how to incorporate them into your daily meals. 
1:00 pm Landscapers Are Like Snowflakes
Colin Enns, Keystone Paving CorporationJust like snowflakes, no two landscapers are identical. But the best landscape contractors are NOT like snowflakes – here today, gone when the sun shines (or cold, prickly, flaky, and adding up to a bunch of fluff)! Learn what to look for when choosing a landscape contractor for your project.
4:00 pm Invasive Plants: The Not-So-Good Horseradish
Renny Grilz, Meewasin Valley Authority
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
2:00 pm Invasive Plants: The Not-So-Good Horseradish
Renny Grilz, Meewasin Valley Authority
4:00 pm Growing and Using Your Herb Garden
Noelle Chorney, The Gardener MagazineMany people plant herbs but are not sure how to use them. Noelle makes a concerted effort to grow things she can eat, and has been growing an herb garden and sharing how she uses herbs for more than 10 years. Learn about annual and perennial herbs that grow well in Saskatoon and surrounding area and how to incorporate them into your daily meals.