Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 05:00 to Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 05:00

The Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015 is pleased to present our speaker schedule for the event. If you haven't been to Seedy Saturday you won't want to miss it. I am still waiting on topics from some of my speakers and will update as we get closer to the event. Brian Minter spoke at the event last year and brought us up to speed on where the gardening industry was going. Thomas Hobbs needs no introduction. He is well known for his garden design and we are hoping to get a peek into his new garden in the Fraser Valley. His private gardens have been featured in many magazines such as House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens and Horticulture. Tom will have us inspired to think out of the box when it comes to designing our gardens. Tom is also the author of Shocking Beauty and the Jewel Box Garden.  If you live locally, you will have met Robyn Leake at our Ladner Village Market in the summer. She is an amazing designer when it comes to containers. Robyn will be speaking at our event and showing you how to create the container of your dreams.  Have you noticed the sudden increase in people canning over the last couple of years? Did you know that canning guidelines have changed? Darlene Tanaka works for Bernardin and will be hosting a canning workshop. Bring your canning questions for her to answer. 

On Sunday we have another lineup of speakers. Kim Greenwood will be showing us how to grow vegetables in containers. So many people live in condos and townhouses and containers are all they have room for. With everyone wanting to grow their own food these days, using containers makes it easy for those with little space.

The Botanus ladies will be coming to speak. They haven't told me the topic yet but I hope it will be summer bulbs. I saw the lilies above when on a tour in Portland. They stand about 7 feet high under the banana plant. I want those lilies, wouldn't you?  Kim Greenwood is doing a second workshop for families and their children. This is geared to parents with children between the ages of 2-7 as you will be planting something up with your child to take home.  Our last speaker of the day is Don Bruchet who will be giving us a class on how to get your seeds started. After all that's what Seedy Saturdays are all about. We want you to buy seeds and learn how to use them. We want all of you to be successful gardeners. So come on out and enjoy the weekend with us. It will be a great kickoff to the new garden season.

See blog for times of events & workshops.....

Harris Barn
4140 Arthur Dr
Ladner , BC
49° 5' 24.0432" N, 123° 4' 55.218" W
British Columbia CA

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