Plantasia

Date/Time
Date(s) - Friday, Mar 23, 2018
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Location
Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall

Categories


Plantasia, the garden and landscape show for Western New York, will be held at the Fairgrounds Event Center & Artisan Hall, 5820 South Park, Hamburg.

It will kick off with a Preview Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. It continues from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 22 through 24, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25.

Here is the list of presentations for each day:

Thursday March 22

11 a.m.:  Beautiful, Easy to Grow Medicinal PlantsSarah Sorci, Community Herbalist, Sweet Flag Herbs

Noon: The Fantastic World of MossesKristy Schmitt, CNLP, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

1 p.m.:  How and When to PruneSteve Sypniewski, CNLP, Buffalo State College

2 p.m.: Encouraging the ‘Good Bugs’ to your GardenKaren Hall, Technical Representative, IPM Laboratories, Inc.

3 p.m.:  New Plants for your GardenTim Zimmerman, CNLP – Robert Baker Company & Medford Nursery

4 p.m.:  Soil and Compost in the City? –  Dave Majewski, SRG Buffalo

5 p.m.:  Introduction to Bonsai –  Scott Russo, Bonsai Society

6 p.m.:  Make your Landscape Pop in the CityDan Robillard, McKinley High School Horticulture Department

 

Friday March 23

11 a.m.:   Medicinal Plants for the Home GardenSarah Sorci, Community Herbalist, Sweet Flag Herbs

Noon:  What’s Eating your PlantsCarol Ann Harlos, Master Gardener

1 p.m.:   How About Getting Kids GardeningJackie Albarella, Albarella Media, Channel 2

2 p.m.: Gardening for ButterfliesKristy Schmitt, CNLP, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

3 p.m.:  Invasive Insects, Diseases & WeedsTom Mitchell – Niagara County Community College

4 p.m.: Small FruitVicky Jancef – Niagara County Community College

5 p.m.:   Night Visions: Creating Moon GardensDavid Clark, CNLP, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

 

Saturday March 24

11 a.m.:  Floral Designs for your HomeDorothy Julius, Along Gardens Path

11 a.m.:   Kids Workshop – Starting SeedJulie Hughes and McKinley High School students
(30 minute long workshop – small conference room)

Noon:  A Wander through English GardensKathy & Mike Shadrack, authors

Noon:  Kids Workshop – House Plant Propagation Julie Hughes and McKinley High School students  (30 minutes long workshop – small conference room)

1 p.m.:   Minimizing Critter DamageLyn Chimera, Lessons from Nature

1 p.m.:  Family Hands-on Workshop – MicrogreensNCCC Horticulture Students (30 minutes long workshop – small conference room)

2 p.m.:  Home Landscaping Made EasierSally Cunningham, CNLP, author; Lockwood’s Greenhouses

2 p.m.:  Family Hands-on Workshop – Grocery Store GrowingNCCC Horticulture Students (30 minutes long workshop – small conference room)

3 p.m.:  PruningNellie Gardener, Flower Fields; Darwin Martin House

4 p.m.:  Using Native Plants in Western New York GardensKen Parker, CNLP, PUSH Blue

5 p.m.:  – Understanding the Insects We Love to Hate: How Can We Possibly Live in Harmony?!Sharon Webber, CNLP, Earth Lines

 

Sunday March 25, 2018

11am:   Weeds, Weeds and More WeedsTom Mitchell, Niagara County Community College

Noon:   What’s the Buzz about: Gardening for BeesDavid Clark, CNLP, Erie County Botanical Garden

1 p.m.:   Sustainable Gardening for the Home Gardener –  Lyn Chimera, Lessons from Nature

1 p.m.:   Family Hands-on Workshop – MicrogreensNCCC Horticulture Students (30 minutes long workshop – small conference room)

2 p.m.: What Makes a Garden Special (add excitement to yours)Sally Cunningham, CNLP, author; Lockwood’s Greenhouses

2 p.m.:  Family Hands-on Workshop – Grocery Store GrowingNCCC Horticulture Students (30 minutes long workshop – small conference room)

3 p.m.:  Garden Myth Busting – How to Weed through the InternetCarolyn Stanko, CNLP, Niagara County Community College