Seminar Schedule for January 16, 17, 18, 2015.

FREE MASTER GARDENER SEMINARS


Seminars Held in the North East corner of the Garden Pavilion

Friday, January 16, 2015

10:30 Yuccas & Agaves for the Landscape with Michelle Anderson
There is nothing that speaks to our Sonoran Desert more than the sculptural elements of Yucca’s & Agaves. Come learn how to select, plant, and maintain these marvelous desert plants.

11:45 Using Succulents in Patio Pots with Michelle Anderson
Succulents are a wonderful alternative to use in your patio pots. They require far less water and maintenance. Let’s talk about how to select, plant and care for them.

1:00 Growing Great Vegetables with Kris Christensen
This seminar will help you select the perfect location in your garden for growing vegetables. You will learn how to enrich your soil, how to irrigate and what a big difference it makes to plant varieties recommended for the low desert. Finally, you’ll gain insight in how to combat pests that can diminish your harvests.

2:15 Spring Rose Care with Kris Christensen
There may be snowdrifts in the east but in the low desert it’s time for rose action! January means planting new roses and pruning those already in our gardens. Come learn practical, how-to tips on getting your roses in shape for a glorious spring bloom. Included will be how-to info on improving your soil, fertilizing, pruning and planting new roses.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

10:30 Tree Selection, Planting & Care with Carl Rutherford
The following topics will be presented: deciding on the right tree for you, selecting your tree at a nursery, planting & initial care, watering and caring for sick trees and frost damage.

11:45 Pruning Trees with Carl Rutherford
This easy to understand presentation for homeowners will cover: reasons to prune, general rules of pruning, specific techniques, subordination and common mistakes in pruning.

1:00 Prepare for Frost with Roylee Brown
Frost is brutal here in the low desert to many plants and most desert adapted plants. Learn how to protect your plants from frost damage; symptoms of frost damage and how to care for plants that have been damages by frost.

2:15 Gardening in the Valley of the Sun with Roylee Brown
Learn what is unique about our native soil and that it is not that bad, what amendments need to be added and what you can plant every month.

3:30 Do’s & Don’t of Raised Beds with Don Sutton
If you’re thinking about making a raised bed, come to this seminar for what you need to know, when and why. Handouts included.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

10:30 How to Grow Tomatoes in the Desert with Pam Perry
A tomato planted in February will bear sun-ripened fruit May through June and perhaps into July. Learn how to select and grow tomatoes in our desert climate.

11:45 Vegetable & Flower Gardening with Pam Perry
We can successfully plant and harvest vegetables every month of the year here. Come learn some of the secrets to a successful, colorful vegetable garden, which includes flowers to attract pollinators, for cutting and just plain fun.

1:00 Citrus, Fruit & Nut Trees; Selection & Care with Debora Moritz
Many varieties of delicious fruit and nut trees grow well in the low desert; some of the varieties should be planted and pruned NOW. Our focus will be primarily on the selection, planting, pruning, fertilization, irrigation, frost protection and what to do about any frost damage. A handout will be available for $5

2:15 Colorful Plants that Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies with Debora Moritz
Learn how easy it can be to add a variety of colors to your yard, patio and garden that will also attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The focus will be on the best plant selection and placement.

Do you have a turfgrass question? Master Gardener & Certified Turfgrass Professional, Sharon Dewey, will be available to answer your questions Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00PM at the Master Gardener seminar area.

Gardening Book Sale: Make sure to visit the Master Gardener seminar area for books by experts on gardening in our desert conditions. There will be special show prices for these books from the Arizona Master Gardener Press.


Rose Seminars


America’s most beloved flower
Presented by the Metro Phoenix Rose Society
IN THE HACIENDA PAVILION

Friday, September 26, 2014

11:30 Selecting Roses by fragrance, color, form, size & type

12:30 Pruning Roses by season. Learn in this demonstration the difference between in-­season deadheading, fall and winter pruning

1:30 Planting Bare Root Roses. This demonstration covers planting location, inspecting canes & roots, hole preparation, including soil amendments.

2:30 Monthly Rose Garden Maintenance. Learn a 12-­month fertilization schedule, pest & disease identification, pest prevention and watering by season.

3:30 Roses: Uses in the home & kitchen. Various uses for roses in the home & garden with some recipes and tips on how to use rose petals, blooms and hips.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

11:30 Selecting Roses by fragrance, color, form, size & type

12:30 Pruning Roses by season. Learn in this demonstration the difference between in-­season deadheading, fall and winter pruning

1:30 Planting Bare Root Roses. This demonstration covers planting location, inspecting canes & roots, hole preparation, including soil amendments.

2:30 Monthly Rose Garden Maintenance. Learn a 12-­month fertilization schedule, pest & disease identification, pest prevention and watering by season.

3:30 Roses: Uses in the home & kitchen. Various uses for roses in the home & garden with some recipes and tips on how to use rose petals, blooms and hips.

Sunday September 28, 2014

11:30 Selecting Roses by fragrance, color, form, size & type

12:30 Pruning Roses by season. Learn in this demonstration the difference between in-­season deadheading, fall and winter pruning

1:30 Planting Bare Root Roses. This demonstration covers planting location, inspecting canes & roots, hole preparation, including soil amendments.

2:30 Monthly Rose Garden Maintenance. Learn a 12-­month fertilization schedule, pest & disease identification, pest prevention and watering by season.

3:30 Roses: Uses in the home & kitchen. Various uses for roses in the home & garden with some recipes and tips on how to use rose petals, blooms and hips.


FREE “HOW TO” HOME IMPROVEMENT SEMINARS

Enjoy the Free Home Improvement Seminars at the Home Show. We have brought together the experts from various fields to help you with your home improvement needs!


Seminars Held in the South East Corner of the AG Building

Friday, September 26, 2014

11:00am- “Cooking with Honey” with the 2014 “American Honey Queen”, Susannah Austin
Learn how to easily incorporate nature’s perfect sweetener, HONEY, into many flavorful recipes. Honey brochure for each visitor.

12:00pm- Cabinet Transformations with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV

1:00pm- How to Install a Tile Backsplash with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV.

2:00pm- Updating Your Kitchen on a Budget with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV.

3:00pm- “Learn Why Honey Bees are so important to YOU” with AZ Queen Bee, Emily Brown.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

11:00am- “Cooking with Honey” with the 2014 “American Honey Queen”, Susannah Austin
Learn how to easily incorporate nature’s perfect sweetener, HONEY, into many flavorful recipes. Honey brochure for each visitor.

12:00pm- Cabinet Transformations with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV.

1:00pm- “Restore, Repurpose, Reuse!” Tips and tricks with Nicole Curtis, the Rehab Addict, from HGTV & DIY Network.

3:00pm- How to Install a Tile Backsplash with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV.

4:00pm- Updating Your Kitchen on a Budget with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV.

Sunday September 28, 2014

11:00am- “Cooking with Honey” with the 2014 “American Honey Queen”, Susannah Austin
Learn how to easily incorporate nature’s perfect sweetener, HONEY, into many flavorful recipes. Honey brochure for each visitor.

12:00pm- “Restore, Repurpose, Reuse!” Tips and tricks with Nicole Curtis, the Rehab Addict, from HGTV & DIY Network.

2:00pm- How to Install a Tile Backsplash with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV.

3:00pm- Cabinet Transformations with Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV.