New Jersey Flower & Garden Show

April 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2019

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: Perennial Garden Maintenance: The Basics

When: Friday 11:30am

Sonia Uyterhoeven, Head of Horticulture at Greenwood Gardens will help you prepare for the gardening season with a review of basic perennial garden maintenance. Begin the season by tidying up perennials - pinching, pruning, staking and grooming. By practicing a few simple steps, your gardens will look vibrant and healthy all season long.

Sonia Uyterhoeven


Title: The Fabulous Flower Container Challenge

When: Friday 12:30pm

As two Garden Club members, Eileen Sniffen of GCLV and Chris Endris GC of Hunterdon Hills square off to create the best looking flower container, Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens will 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: Taking Miniature Gardening from  Ordinary to Extraordinary

When: Friday 1:30pm

Learn keys to generating a “Wow!” factor in your miniature or container garden. From concept to execution, Philadelphia Flower Show Miniature Settings winners, Robin Tomasi (Master Gardener) and Hillary Lee (IGMA Artisan) share practical steps in four concise segments. Get tips and techniques on set-up, composition, maintenance, and more.


Title: Designing with Ornamental Grasses

When: Friday 2:30pm

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, Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens 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: Living in a Green House
When: Friday 3:30pm

Come and hear award winning gardener Hap Haven talk about what steps to take in your yard and home to become environmentally sustainable.  Hap will start by defining the idea of “being green” and then explore the options available to help you in the Garden State. Award winning gardener Hap Haven, who carries multiple Building Performance Institute (BPI) certifications and was inducted into the BPI Hall of Fame in 2011, is a national leader in the field of Home Performance. In the 1980s Hap pioneered the "home systems approach" toward energy education for the Energy House, his first of three Green Model Homes.  Since then, Hap has been helping contractors and homeowners across the country be more sustainable in their homes and yards. Hap is currently employed by CLEAResult as a Senior Residential Account Manager for NJ’s Clean Energy Program.  Log on to www.njcleanenergy.com for a complete list of programs offered.

Title: Hiring the Right Contractor
When: Friday 4:30pm

You’re finally ready to transform your outdoor living area and landscape areas but don’t know where to begin. Contractors are easy to find, ranging from cheap to costly. But you’ve still got questions. Join Jason Testa, owner of J&C Landscape Design and Construction, for an in-depth discussion on what to look for when hiring a contractor, job pricing and overall cost breakdown, requesting references/portfolios and much more. Plus attendees will receive 10% off any new backyard designs by Jason and his award winning, fully certified team.


Title: Growing Vegetables in New Jersey Gardens

When: Friday 6:30pm

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

Saturday


Title: Building a Centerpiece

When: Saturday 11:30am

Love fresh cut flowers but aren’t sure what to do with them other than drop them into a vase? Learn fantastic tips and tricks to putting together gorgeous floral centerpieces for your home, gifts for special occasions and more. Come explore fresh cut floral arrangements – and your creative side -- with Michele Santos and Sue Macheska, event execs at Alice's Table, a lifestyle brand empowering women to learn new skills and live a creative and social lifestyle (featured and funded by Shark Tank).


Title: Robotic Mowing 101: Save Time, Money and the Environment

When: Saturday 12:30pm

Do you dread mowing the lawn?   Want a healthier lawn by doing less?   Learn why the robotic mowing technology that has been perfected in Europe over the last 24 years is now making a splash in the US! These zero emission autonomous machines allow you to safely and silently mow the lawn while you’re sleeping or across the country on vacation. Join Stacey Barlow, owner of Autmow of New Jersey - a company that sells and installs robotic mowers across the state - as she walks through how robotic mowing works and solutions for even the most complex lawns.  


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 and completely edible buttercream flowers! Come taste the magic!


Title: Succulents Challenge

When: Saturday 3:30pm

Teddie Falcone will walk you through the do's and don'ts of creating a door hanging as Alicia Vacchianno from the Wall Township Garden Club and Kay Cross of Rake and Hoe Garden Club create a beautiful door hanging using succulents. In the end the favorite and most creative will be determined by the audience.


Title: Taking Miniature Gardening from  Ordinary to Extraordinary

When: Saturday 4:30pm

Learn keys to generating a “Wow!” factor in your miniature or container garden. From concept to execution, Philadelphia Flower Show Miniature Settings winners, Robin Tomasi (Master Gardener) and Hillary Lee (IGMA Artisan) from Garden of Mini Delights, share practical steps in four concise segments. Get tips and techniques on set-up, composition, maintenance, and more.


Title: Gardens of the Garden State Gardens Consortium

When: Saturday 5:30pm

Come let Michael Gross, Director of the Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum tell you why New Jersey is the Garden State! Learn all about over 20 New Jersey gardens open to the public in this photo-filled presentation showcasing some of the most scenic and historic gardens of the Garden State.

Title: Living in a Green House
When: Saturday 6:30pm

Come and hear award winning gardener Hap Haven talk about what steps to take in your yard and home to become environmentally sustainable.  Hap will start by defining the idea of “being green” and then explore the options available to help you in the Garden State. Award winning gardener Hap Haven, who carries multiple Building Performance Institute (BPI) certifications and was inducted into the BPI Hall of Fame in 2011, is a national leader in the field of Home Performance. In the 1980s Hap pioneered the "home systems approach" toward energy education for the Energy House, his first of three Green Model Homes.  Since then, Hap has been helping contractors and homeowners across the country be more sustainable in their homes and yards. Hap is currently employed by CLEAResult as a Senior Residential Account Manager for NJ’s Clean Energy Program.  Log on to www.njcleanenergy.com for a complete list of programs offered.

Sunday


Title: Robotic Mowing 101: Save Time, Money and the Environment

When: Sunday 12:30pm

Do you dread mowing the lawn?   Want a healthier lawn by doing less?   Learn why the robotic mowing technology that has been perfected in Europe over the last 24 years is now making a splash in the US!    These zero emission autonomous machines allow you to safely and silently mow the lawn while you’re sleeping or across the country on vacation.    Join Stacey Barlow, owner of Autmow of New Jersey - a company that sells and installs robotic mowers across the state - as she walks through how robotic mowing works and solutions for even the most complex lawns.  

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

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