New Jersey Flower & Garden Show

February 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2018

Thursday 1:00PM - 8:00PM

Friday 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Sunday 10:00AM - 6:00PM


NJ Convention & Expo Center

Edison, NJ

Demonstrations

Friday


Title: Designing with Succulents: Tips & Techniques
When: Friday 12:30pm

Yes, succulents are all the rage and super easy to take care of.  If you've tried your hand at these beautiful plants and need help, attend this lecture given by Alicia Vacchiano, owner of Plant Design Events and President of Wall Township Garden Club, to learn about the soil, light and water needs of these beauties. Discover easy varieties for low light environments as well as high light beauties.

Alicia Vacchiano


Title: A Touch of Silk Floral Inspiration:  Heaven-Earth-Human
When: Friday 1:30pm

Do you feel you don’t have what it takes to design flowers?  Do you already design with fresh flowers and find it frustrating when they don’t hold the shape you want and don’t last long?  These challenges can be remedied by using Silk Flowers without sacrificing the beauty and they will last for as long as you want to enjoy them in your home!  Join Daniel Pearce, owner and primary designer of Inspired by D. Pearce, a company specializing in Silk Floral Design, who will teach you that with just a few supplies, some basic steps and an open imagination you can create your own silk floral design.  For this segment he will be demonstrating Japanese Style arrangement.

Daniel Pearce


Title: Designing with Succulents: Tips & Techniques
When: Friday 2:30pm

Yes, succulents are all the rage and super easy to take care of.  If you've tried your hand at these beautiful plants and need help, attend this lecture given by Alicia Vacchiano, owner of Plant Design Events and President of Wall Township Garden Club, to learn about the soil, light and water needs of these beauties. Discover easy varieties for low light environments as well as high light beauties.

Alicia Vacchiano


Title: Designing Stunning Plant Centerpieces
When: Friday 3:30pm

Give some glamor to your table arrangements by adding live plants as centerpieces. Whether it’s a simple family dinner, a bridal shower or backyard party, the extra burst of green or vibrant colors from live plants give your tables an unforgettable look.

Watch Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens and adjunct professor in Landscape Architecture Department at Rutgers University, as he takes simple plants -- succulents, ferns, bromeliads, begonias and others you keep on your windowsill -- and creates gorgeous centerpieces  

Bruce Crawford


Title: Feed Your Lawn…AND Your Soil
When: Friday 4:30pm

With spring right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about making this season's gorgeous lawn a reality!  But grass is only one part of the equation: without healthy soil, that perfect lawn simply isn't going to happen!

Join Rich Imlay of Jonathan Green Lawn Care as he explains how feeding your soil is just as important as feeding your lawn.  Discover how healthy microbial populations, proper PH, calcium levels and integrating organics and synthetics all help to build the foundation for the kind of lawn that will have your neighbors seeing green (with envy).

Rich Imlay


Title: A Touch of Silk Floral Inspiration: The Everyday Vase
When: Friday 5:30pm

Do you feel you don’t have what it takes to design flowers?  Do already design with fresh flowers and find it frustrating when they don’t hold the shape you want and don’t last long?  These challenges can be remedied by using Silk Flowers without sacrificing the beauty and they will last for as long as you want to enjoy them in your home!  Join Daniel Pearce, owner and primary designer of Inspired by D. Pearce, a company specializing in Silk Floral Design, who will teach you that with just a few supplies, some basic steps and an open imagination you can create your own silk floral design.  For this segment he will be demonstrating a Mixed Floral Arrangement in a Vase.

Daniel Pearce

Saturday


Title: The GardenFrame: Building an Elegant Custom Raised Garden With Style and Ease
When: Saturday 11:30am

The GardenFrame™ was designed to allow anyone to customize the size of a raised garden to fit into any space, whether it is an outdoor garden, patio, or balcony. No special tools or equipment is needed to assemble a beautiful raised garden. With the GardenFrame™, you can start your garden in just a few simple steps. The Gardinnovations team was inspired to design an elegant and functional raised garden that serves as the centerpiece to any outdoor space.

Scott Kachlany, Ph.D. is a microbiology professor and scientist at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, inventor, and creative gardener who has been inventing and building unique tools and accessories for his garden for years.

Scott Kachlany 


Title: Protecting Honey Bees And Other Pollinators
When: Saturday 12:30pm

You’ve heard the buzz: honey bee populations are declining.  In recent years, bee population losses have more than doubled.  While scientists try to sort out what’s happening, average homeowners may be wondering what they can do to help protect not only bees, but other animals that are critical for plant pollination.

Join Joe Alvarez of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association to learn what steps New Jersey residents can take to help bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators -- from garden designs to limiting pesticide use.

Joe Alvarez 


Title: Decorating a Wedding Cake
When: Saturday 1:30pm

Flowers can add a beautiful, vibrant quality to cakes, whether it's for a formal wedding or a fun birthday party.

Join the pastry making masters from Raritan Bakery and watch them design and assemble a five-tier wedding cake adorned with truly stunning flowers!

Joe Coyle


Title: The Fabulous Flower Container Challenge
When: Saturday 3:30pm

As two Garden Club members square off to create the best looking flower container, Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardenswill discuss what type of containers work best, the ideal soil, color combos, and strategies that will create an aesthetically pleasing container. In the end the favorite container will be determined by the audience.

Bruce Crawford


Title: Growing Vegetables in New Jersey Gardens
When: Saturday 4:30pm

Vegetable gardens are more popular than ever, with homeowners enjoying the satisfaction of putting freshly picked food on the table.   But it can also be a challenge to keep your plants in peak form and ready to produce crisp, delicious vegetables.

Catch Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens and adjunct professor in Landscape Architecture Department at Rutgers University, as he discusses various vegetable groups (tomato, legumes, roots and shoots and the cucumber family), planting and maintenance, best soil techniques and more.

Bruce Crawford


Title: Feed Your Lawn…AND Your Soil
When: Saturday 5:30pm

With spring right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about making this season's gorgeous lawn a reality!  But grass is only one part of the equation: without healthy soil, that perfect lawn simply isn't going to happen!

Join Rich Imlay of Jonathan Green Lawn Care as he explains how feeding your soil is just as important as feeding your lawn.  Discover how healthy microbial populations, proper PH, calcium levels and integrating organics and synthetics all help to build the foundation for the kind of lawn that will have your neighbors seeing green (with envy).

Rich Imlay

Sunday


Title: Lovely Lilacs
When: Sunday 11:30am

Dr. Edith Wallace of Garden State Gardens will share her knowledge of lilacs, including: identification, pruning, propagation, and general maintenance.  "The Lilac Lady" will also share garden locations where you can visit some lovely lilacs.  

Edith Wallace


Title: Designing with Ornamental Grasses
When: Sunday 12:30pm

Ornamental Grasses have become increasingly popular over the past several decades, due in part to the lack of interest by deer. However, they have a number of other benefits for enhancing a garden’s design that are often overlooked, This class will review a number of ways that grasses can make your garden more stunning, including methods of combining them with other perennials and woody plants. Discussions will also touch upon how to maintain ornamental grasses in the garden.

Bruce Crawford


Title: People's Choice Award
When: Sunday 3:30pm

Presentation of the People's Choice Award. An award given to a Featured Garden Display which attendees have voted on throughout the show.

People's Choice Award

 

Click here to print the demonstration and seminar schedule.