Agenda

Don Engebretson
Don Engebretson
2022 Featured Keynote Speaker of Renegade Gardener

Friday and Saturday 11:00AM

Sure, gardening is fun, soothing, enriching and all of that, but don’t always believe it when you see a landscaping project described as “easy,” or a plant touted as “foolproof.” Fact is, gardening is a lifelong learning process that involves more than a little guesswork, serendipity, and experimentation. Down the road, every gardener is sure to discover that startling success sometimes goes hand-in-hand with staggering failure. Come hear Don Engebretson, The Renegade Gardener, at the 25th annual Boise Flower and Garden Show! Seating is limited.

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12:00 PM

Dennis Fix
Dennis Fix
President of FarWest Landscape & Garden Center

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1:00 PM

Callie Zamzow
Callie Zamzow
Co-CEO of Zamzows, Inc.

Have you decided that your beloved dog is the reason you can't have nice things... including a beautiful lawn? Don't despair! This class was specifically designed to help you learn the basic steps to grow a beautiful Treasure Valley lawn while also preventing and fixing the common lawn problems that dogs can cause. We'll discuss common watering issues, dog urine spots, repairing muddy patches (that lead to muddy paws), and more! Join us and let's see if we can help you grow a lawn that is the envy of your neighbors!

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2:00 PM

Idaho Gourd Society
Veletta and Quency Murphey
of The Tole Shed

This is a make-it-and-take-it with all supplies provided. We will be instructing children and adults in making a baby chick for children (ages 5 to 10 years - must be accompanied by an adult) and hen for adults.

  • 2:00pm - Chick Gourd Craft for Kids (ages 5-10yrs, must be accompanied by an adult)
  • 2:30pm - Chicken Gourd Craft for Adults
  • 3:00pm - Chick Gourd Craft for Kids (ages 5-10yrs, must be accompanied by an adult)
  • 3:30pm - Chicken Gourd Craft for Adults
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Mary Ann Newcomer
Mary Ann Newcomer

Too Hot? Too Cold? Too Smoky? Yes, yes, and yes to all. Idaho weather is getting crazier by the minute. Gardeners are an optimistic lot, so we keep trying. I've spent the last few years looking into these issues to determine what plants were unfazed as well as what might be hit or miss. I'll share lists of plants that seem to do just fine, and offer some ideas for coping strategies to get the most out of our gardens, in spite of what nature has been tossing at us.

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3:00 PM

Peggy Faith
Peggy Faith
Owner/ Plant Nerd of Xeric Gardening

Aside from planting native plants for their beauty and lower water needs, it is also a resource for local pollinators and other native animals.

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4:00 PM

Donna Beronda
Donna Beronda
Advanced Master Gardener of University of Idaho, Ada County Extension

Donna will share tips on keeping yourself well and safe while gardening. She will also demonstrate some of her favorite tools and techniques to make gardening easier when you are faced with physical handicaps and challenges of aging.

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12:00 PM

Shade Tree
Susan Bell
Professor of University of Idaho

Join us to learn how to keep your shade trees healthy and thriving with proper pruning techniques. We'll be discussing pruning tools, the difference between thinning and heading cuts, how to shape a tree, and the proper time of year for pruning certain plants.

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1:00 PM

Joss Zamzow
Jos Zamzow
Co-CEO of Zamzows, Inc.

Jos shares the techniques you need to know to have a beautiful green lawn without wasting water. By attending this seminar you'll be able to cut your water use by 20% and not only keep your lawn green but eliminate the need for any lawn fungicide as well. Don't miss this class!

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2:00 PM

Sarah Lunstrum
Sarah Lunstrum
of Dream Farm Flowers

Celebrate spring! Play with flowers as you learn to create a design forward, multi-dimensional, organic and abundant seasonal floral arrangement. This class explores color, texture and movement using lush and delicate blooms as well as environmentally friendly design mechanics. All materials and tools will be supplied, including the vessel. All abilities welcome.

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Ann Bates
Ann Bates
Executive Director of Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association

In this presentation we'll talk about the hundreds of places you can find color in your garden! It's not all about flowers, shrubs and trees, color can be found in so many different places. Let me show you ideas on how to choose plants with the most color and decor that makes a statement all season.

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3:00 PM

Michael Forman
Michael Forman
of Pure Love Sustainability Inc.

In this workshop you will learn the key methods and techniques to achieve new levels of success in your spring garden. You will learn the 12 things that all gardeners should do to prepare their garden for success, how to read a seed packet effectively and how to use this information to allow you to make the best, most-informed choices for your garden, techniques that will allow you to get a head start on your spring garden, and the types of plants are ideal to plant in the early spring in the Treasure Valley area.

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4:00 PM

Mike Witschen
Mike Witschen
of University of Idaho

Getting to understand and know your helpers in the garden.

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12:00 PM

Composting
Hatasu Tankersley & Ann Marie Schram
Master Composter of University of Idaho Ada County Extension

Details for options on how to do at-home composting.

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1:00 PM

Board & Brush
Inis Smith
of Boise Board & Brush

Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? We provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create this beautiful Flower Box for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint and wood stain colors. Flower boxes are 14x4x6 and will include 3 mason jars. No experience is needed – whether you’re a master craftsman or DIY novice.

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Zamzows
Chris Owings
of Zamzows, Inc.

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2:00 PM

Ann Bates
Ann Bates
Executive Director of Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association

WATERWISE Gardening is where you can have a colorful and beautiful landscape while conserving water and saving time, energy and money. Learn innovative conservation techniques for water-wise gardening that cuts down on water wastage, while preserving the beauty of a garden and the natural plant diversity of an area.

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