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.