Seminar Schedule for September 26, 27, 28, 2014.

FREE MASTER GARDENER SEMINARS


Seminars Held in the North East corner of the Garden Pavilion

Friday, September 26, 2014

10:30 Citrus Selection & Care by Debora Moritz
Best practices for success with citrus in the low desert: selection, planting, watering, fertilization, pruning, and pest management. Bring your questions for this interactive presentation.

11:45 Confessions of a Failed Desert Gardener by Jim MacKenzie
…who eventually achieved modest success, will share what newcomers to desert gardening need to know about sunlight, precipitation, temperature, humidity, plant, tree, and shrub choice, vegetables, and the joy of the desert-adapted plants.

1:00 Fall Rose Care by Kris Christensen
Are your roses looking frazzled after a long-hot summer? Learn practical, how-to tips on getting them into shape for a glorious end of year bloom. Included will be pruning demonstration, fertilization tips and suggestions for keeping your soil in top shape.

2:15 Fall Vegetable Gardening by Kris Christensen
Want to know the secrets of successfully growing your own vegetables in the desert? Come and learn about where to locate and how to lay out your garden, prepare the soil, select irrigation options, how to deal with pests and problems, and when to harvest so you can enjoy your home grown vegetables.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

10:30 Its Fall, Time to Plant by Rebecca Senior
October is the best planting month in the low desert for many landscape plants. Join us for an hour of tips for selecting the right plant and techniques for proper planting. Find a few new cultivars that will fit beautifully around your home. Come learn how to be successful with your new plants.

11:45 Fall Rose Care by Marylou Coffman
This is a good time to help your roses recover from the summer and get ready for fall blooming. Marylou, a certified Consulting Rosarian as well as a Master Gardener, will share her secrets for growing beautiful roses in the desert; what varieties grow well here; how to improve the soil, proper watering; how and when to fertilize and prune.

1:00 Bulbs for Fall Planting for Desert Gardens by Pam Perry
We may never experience the daffodil displays enjoyed elsewhere, but we can plant many spring and summer blooming bulbs each fall for many years of pleasure in our gardens, too! Come explore what options we have here, what will compliment your landscape designs and gardens each spring with just a little planting each fall.

2:15 Ten Under- Used & Under- Appreciated Vegetables by Pam Perry
Add some new interest to winter gardens! Explore new varieties of old favorites, and add a couple new vegetables to your beds. Let’s plant 10 great plants in our fall vegetable gardens!

3:30 Growing Wildflowers in Your Yard by Gail Morris
Fall is the best time to plant wildflower seeds for spring bloom. Come and learn how to prepare the soil and choose the best varieties for our area. Techniques for seeding and care of young plants will be explained. Also, there will be information about where to see wildflowers in their natural habitats.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

10:30 Crazy for Composting by Jackie Rich
Transform your kitchen and yard waste into compost, a sweet smelling soil amendment, beneficial for growing most non-native plants in the Sonoran Desert. It’s cheap and easy when you know the secrets!

11:45 Growing Wildflowers in your Yard by Jackie Rich
Fall is the best time to plant wildflower seeds for spring bloom. Come and learn how to prepare the soil and choose the best varieties for our area. Techniques for seeding and care of young plants will be explained. A photo presentation will give some landscaping ideas using native flowers. Also, there will be information about where to see wildflowers in their natural habitats.

1:00 Vegetable Gardening 101 by Bonnie Newhoff
Come learn some of the secrets to a successful vegetable garden.

2:15 Overseeding for a Winter Ryegrass Lawn by Bob Kampfe
If you want a green lawn this winter to enjoy, come learn the step-by-step instructions on how to overseed bermudagrass with perennial ryegrass seed. Included is information on timing, how to grow cool season grass with minimal damage on bermudagrass, and water conservation tips for your lawn. Includes a Seasonal Turf Guide for Overseeded Turf.

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.


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.