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

Seminars;

Friday


Title: Air plants and Bromilaids - Understanding plants that don't need soil.

When: Friday 11am

Bromeliads and air plants may seem complicated, but are in fact easy to maintain and make great houseplants. Join Darin Wildenstein from Jordans Jungle for a presentation on these unique plants, where and how they grow, reproduction, care and some fun facts too!

Title: Spotted Lanternfly in NJ: Biology and Control
When: Friday 12pm

New Pest Alert! Spotted lanterfly has been found in New Jersey. SLF, an invasive plant hopper species could be very devastating to some NJ crops. Since its discovery in Pennsylvania 2014, SLF has been placed under state quarantine encompassing 13 Pennsylvania counties. Paul. J. Kurtzm, Entomologist, from New Jersey Department of Agriculture will explain the biology and the control of the SLF.

Title: Using Water Features in the Garden and Landscape
When: Friday 1pm

Join Mike Gannon for an informative talk on using water features in your garden and landscape. Mike is a professional water feature designer and host of the Koi Pond Water Garden Podcast, and Pond Hunter Youtube series. Mike's company, Full Service Aquatics, is based out of New Jersey and specializes in the design, installation, and servicing of koi ponds, water gardens, and water features of all types.


Title: How to Control the Deer

When: Friday 2pm

Who could imagine that in the span of 100 years, the white-tailed deer population in the mid-Atlantic would go from wholly non-existent to nearly uncontainable? The current over-population has led to dramatic (and possible long-term) changes in our local ecosystem. Meanwhile, homeowners feel helpless to save the aesthetics and value of their gardens and landscapes. Join R.J. Curcio, Staff Ecologist at New Jersey Deer Control for a look at the tumultuous relationship between the white-tailed deer population and New Jersey homeowners – and what you can do to protect both your garden and investment! For more about New Jersey Deer Control, visit njdeercontrol.com

 

Title: Tick and Mosquito – Protecting the Family
When: Friday 3pm

Whether you’re an avid outdoors person or just someone who enjoys time in the backyard, there's simply no avoiding mosquitos or ticks. Unfortunately, these insects are disease transmitters, including Lyme, Zika, Rocky Mountain Fever and more. Join Dr. Manar Sanad, Vector Control Biologist Ph.D. with TriOrganics, as she talks about ways to protect yourself and your family and still enjoy the great outdoors!


Title: Small Spaces – Great Gardens!

When: Friday 4pm

Got a tiny outdoor space? Don’t let a tiny yard stop you from creating a wonderful, vibrant garden. Ruth Carll, Senior Naturalist from Deep Cut Gardens, Monmouth County Parks, shares fantastic ideas and strategies for utilizing small spaces and adding plants that will thrive and liven your tiny yard. Even if you have a larger space, come hear about a wide array of colorful plants that will help bring color, shape and texture to your outdoor living area!

Title: Happy Hydrangeas: A Plant for Every Garden
When: Friday 5pm

Hydrangeas rank among the easiest and most versatile of plants that gardeners can add to their home landscape.  The challenge (as with any group of plants) is how to properly select, care and prune them so that they reward both the gardener and the garden!  Join Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens and adjunct professor in Landscape Architecture Department at Rutgers University, to learn about some of the exciting Hydrangea varieties hardy to New Jersey, pruning techniques and how to combine them with other plants, ensuring multiple seasons of garden enjoyment.

Saturday


Title: PowerGardening . . . Lose Weight & Weeds!

When: Saturday 11am

Gardening and exercise are two of the most popular hobbies in America. With the rapidly increasing emphasis lately on eating better and keeping physically active, it only makes sense that these two activities come together! PowerGardening combines both pastimes into a single healthy, rewarding, satisfying pursuit. Join Caroline Yourcheck, Rutgers Master Gardener, as she will teach you how the PowerGardening program will keep you fit, save you money and benefit your garden and the overall environment! Caroline will be raffling off a pair of “new and first of its kind ladies gardening pants”!!


Title: Yes, They Really Are Dried Flowers

When: Saturday 12pm

For nearly 30 years, Cathy Miller’s exquisite dried flower arrangements filled the rooms of one of the most famous residences in the world – the White House.

Cathy had the distinction of serving as the White House’s dried floral arranger through five administrations, from Presidents Carter to Bush.   First Lady Nancy Regan once told Cathy, "Your creations bring special joy to all who are fortunate enough to see them.”

Since those days, Cathy has written several books, earned many awards and continues to present her arrangements at flower shows across the country.

We are especially pleased to have Cathy join us for her demo and presentation “Yes, They Really Are Dried Flowers.”  Cathy will show you how most of your garden flowers can be preserved to enjoy all year long.   Watch as she recreates a stunning replica of one of her 68 White House creations.   After, Cathy will be on hand to sign and sell copies of her award-winning book, "Harvesting, Preserving & Arranging Dried Flowers"  

For more about Cathy Miller, visit www.dryingflowers.com

Cathy Miller

 

Title: The Garden Tourist
When: Saturday 2pm

Learn about some of the best public gardens and hidden horticultural gems of the Northeast with Jana Milbocker, author of The Garden Tourist.  Jana will share the history of these fantastic gardens, their locations, features and special events that will inspire you to visit them on your own! After, join Jana for a book signing.


Title: Using Water Features in the Garden and Landscape

When: Saturday 3pm

Join Mike Gannon for an informative talk on using water features in your garden and landscape. Mike is a professional water feature designer and host of the Koi Pond Water Garden Podcast, and Pond Hunter Youtube series. Mike's company, Full Service Aquatics, is based out of New Jersey and specializes in the design, installation, and servicing of koi ponds, water gardens, and water features of all types.

 

Title: Tick and Mosquito – Protecting the Family
When: Saturday 4pm

Whether you’re and avid outdoors person or just someone who enjoys time in the backyard, there simply no avoiding mosquitos or ticks. Unfortunately, these insects are disease transmitters, including Lyme, Zika, Rocky Mountain Fever and more. Join Dr. Manar Sanad, Vector Control Biologist Ph.D. with TriOrganics, as she talks about ways to protect yourself and your family and still enjoy the great outdoors!


Title: Air plants and Bromilaids - Understanding plants that don't need soil.

When: Saturday 6pm

Bromeliads and air plants may seem complicated, but are in fact easy to maintain and make great houseplants. Join Darin Wildenstein from Jordans Jungle for a presentation on these unique plants, where and how they grow, reproduction, care and some fun facts too!

Sunday


Title: Basics of Butterfly Gardening

When: Sunday 11am

Whether you are a butterfly enthusiast, a pollinator protector or someone who simply wants to enjoy seeing these winged beauties more often in your garden, this talk will share details on a butterfly’s lifecycle, plant selection and ideas on how to make our yards and gardens an oasis for butterflies and other creatures. Jane Hurwitz is the author of the recently published book Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide. She is also the editor of Butterfly Gardener magazine and former director of the Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program for the North American Butterfly Association. She has spent decades observing and writing about the interface of butterflies and gardens.

Title: Growing Roses in NJ
When: Sunday 1pm

Arguably the most popular flower in the world, the beauty and fragrance of roses are unsurpassed.   But growing these delicate plants can be a bit trying.  With the challenges of diseases, pests and maintenance schedules, many home gardeners have a love-hate relationship with their roses.  What’s a rose enthusiast to do?

Join Dr. Suni Bolar and Rafiq Bolar, award-winning rosarians, hybridizers and officers in the Jersey Shore Rose Society as they share their expertise on growing roses in New Jersey.  The Bolars will cover a multitude of important topics including pruning, fertilizing, winter protection, best varieties and more.   Whether you’re ready to plant your first rose bush or fiftieth, you won’t want to miss this!

Suni Bolar     Rafiq Bolar


Title: Pots with Pizzazz

When: Sunday 2pm

While it’s true that the flowers of your garden are the starts, stylish and colorful containers create fantastic focal points. Jana Milbocker, author of The Garden Tourist, will teach you how to jazz up your garden, brightening shady spots with pops of color. Create focal points for garden entries and develop stunning container groupings. From whimsical to grand, these pots with pizzazz will inspire and teach you to design your own potted masterpieces.

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