General Sessions

The New Well-Designed Mixed Garden: Building Borders with Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals & Bulbs

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

10:45am, Thursday September 26, 2019 - 12:15pm, Thursday September 26, 2019

Continuing Education Units

  • Landscape Industry Certified: 1.5
  • ISA Certified Arborist: 1.5
  • ISA Municipal Specialist: 1.5
  • ISA BCMA - Science: 0.75
  • ISA BCMA - Management: 0.75

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65 ($30 for students)

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 6, 2019

This interesting and informative lecture discusses the design fundamentals of border building using a wide palette of plant material. How do we effectively combine the plethora of woody and herbaceous plants available today? Design steps, color, texture, form, design principles of order, unity, and rhythm, garden art, maintenance of the mixed garden, as well as mixed garden designs, vignettes, and combinations will be highlighted in this session. Learn from an artist and keen plantswoman about creating gorgeous and environmentally sound mixed gardens.

Speaker(s):

Tracy DiSabato
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The Top 10 Answers You Need to Know When Selling Edible Plants and How to Build Consumer Trust

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

1:00pm, Thursday September 26, 2019 - 2:30pm, Thursday September 26, 2019

Continuing Education Units

  • Landscape Industry Certified: 1.5

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65 ($30 for students)

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 6, 2019

Vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries: everyone seems to be interested in growing their own food these days, but what questions do you and your staff need to be able to answer in order to sell them? Learn what you need to sell edible plants to a discerning clientele and keep customers for life with honest product knowledge: Frankie Flowers, author of the best-selling book “Food to Grow,” gives you his insights into the world of those who love growing what they eat.

Speaker(s):

Frankie Flowers
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Pruning Fruit Trees for Health, Production and Structure

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

1:15pm, Thursday September 26, 2019 - 2:45pm, Thursday September 26, 2019

Continuing Education Units

  • Landscape Industry Certified: 1.5

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65 ($30 for students)

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 6, 2019

Healthy fruit trees generally require regular pruning to increase fruit production, to enhance light and air circulation, to decrease disease and pest problems, and to train the tree to fit into a desired space. Young fruit trees require a period of years to train so that they can be structurally strong, and very old fruit trees may require renovation pruning so that they can continue to be productive. Topics covered will include timing, types of training systems, pruning techniques for specific fruit types (apples, pears/Asian pears, cherries, plums/prunes, peaches, apricots and figs), and renovating old overgrown or neglected trees.

Speaker(s):

Bess Bronstein
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Designing With Color, Texture and Form for Visionary Effect

General Sessions

Date & Time(s)

1:15pm, Thursday September 26, 2019 - 2:45pm, Thursday September 26, 2019

Continuing Education Units

  • Landscape Industry Certified: 1.5

Pricing

Member Early Bird: $65 ($30 for students)

Non Member Early Bird: $75

Member Regular: $85

Non Member Regular: $85

* This year's early bird deadline is September 6, 2019

In a well-designed border, we often notice the beauty of the combinations of plants more than the individual plants themselves. To achieve this sense of interplay, it’s useful to think about an artistic approach to color and visual texture: the patterns created by the lines and forms of combined leaves, branches, and flowers. Instead of using threads or yarns to weave texture, gardeners can stitch together the varied colors and patterns of plants to create living tapestries. Join us for this dynamic and creative discussion on the use of color, texture, and form in the garden that will elevate your designs to visionary status.

Speaker(s):

Tracy DiSabato
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