Speaker Information

Below you will find information about our speakers for this year's GardenScape Show. We have a very gardenscape-logoinformative and interesting lineup of speakers and seminar topics.

2012 Seminar Information Print

GardenScape 2012 Seminar Speaker Presentation Schedule:

Unless otherwise indicated, seminars are held upstairs at the Dome Center in the Murphy Room. The Murphy Room is not handicap accessible.

All seminars are free with GardenScape admission and open to the general public.

 

SEMINAR SCHEDULE FOR GARDESCAPE 2012 

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

 

10:00 am:  Recipe For Spring Time: talk about the inspiration behind their design, tell stories about the process  and answers questions from the audience. Ken Estes is the moderator (On the main stage)

 

11:00 am:  Designers Challenge (On the main stage) Pietro Furgiuele is the moderator

 

Noon:  Walt Nelson, Horticulture Program Leader for Cornell University Cooperative Extension in Monroe County:  “Ergonomic Gardening, Tools and Techniques Making Gardening Possible As We Age or Become Infirmed”

 

1:00 pm:  Brenda Sunseri, CNLP, Tree and Landscape Consultant Ted Collins Tree and Landscape:  “Accessorizing the Garden”

 

2:00 pm:  Scott Stewart, Territory Manager UNILOCK, Inc.:  “Outdoor living, Current Trends In Hardscape”

 

3:00 pm: Ken Estes, Founder and CEO Estes Country Gardens & Design:  “Lighting Design and Installation for Your Landscape” What ever the season is, their comes a time when our beautiful garden or outdoor living space is lost to darkness. We will take a look at the choices in lighting fixtures and lamps, introduce you to system installation and dive into how lighting can be used to enhance without overpowering to create beauty, day or night.

4:00 pm: Florist Association Challenge (On the main stage)

 

5:00 pm: George Irwin, CEO Green Living Technologies International:  “How to plant a living Wall” (On the main stage)

  

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

 

10:00 am:  Recipe For Spring Time: talk about the inspiration behind their design, tell stories about the process  and answers questions from the audience. Ken Estes is the moderator (On the main stage)

 

11:00 am:  Designers Challenge (On the main stage) Pietro Furgiuele is the moderator

 

Noon:  Dan Segal, Owner of The Plantsmen Nursery:  “Native Plants and Sustainable Landscapes”

 

1:00 pm: Karen Klingenberger, consumer horticulture educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension: “Groundcover, Opportunities For Covering The Ground: Selection, Care and Culture”

 

2:00 pm: William N. Valavanis,  from the International Bonsai Arboretum, Rochester NY: “THE JAPANESE ART OF BONSAI” (On the main stage)

 

3:00 pm: Michael Viens.  Certified Arborist and landscape consultant at Ted Collins Associates: “Tree’s, getting to the root of the problem”. 

 

4:00 pm: Kyle Stevens, President and CEO Stonewood and Water Craftsmen and Mulch and Stone Direct:  “Outdoor Rooms and Patios”

 

5:00 pm: Florist Association Challenge (On the main stage)

 

6:00 pm till the questions stop: Sally Cunningham, Certified Nursery& Landscape Professional (CNLP), with Lockwood's Greenhouses, and author or co-author of many books for Rodale Press and Yankee Publications, including her single-author Great Garden Companions and the introductory Green section of the Revised Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening. With her book, Sally has lectured in fifteen states and has sold 40,000 copies. In WNY, Sally is a weekly Buffalo News columnist, featured Buffalo Spree Magazine writer, and appears weekly on Channel 4 (WIVBTV) with gardening advice. She directs education and consults at Lockwood’s Greenhouses in Hamburg, New York. She is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Buffalo's own National Garden Festival, entering its third year.: 

“What Every Landscaper (and Homeowner) Should Know” This is intense basic training for beginning landscapers, CNLPs in training, consultants, or homeowners who want to take ownership of the landscape—and will help you work with a landscaper as well. It’s also what long-time veteran landscapers need to know to catch up with current science about soils, trees, flowers, or pests. Sally covers what everybody should know (and so many don’t) about soil (the living community and protecting it), trees (damage, replacements, pruning, and keeping them alive), starting flower beds, drought, deer, and other environmental damage, and dealing with pests. Includes the most-asked consumer questions.  (On the main stage)

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

 

10:00 am:  ”Liz Berkeley, horticulture educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension, “Shrubs for difficult sites, plant selection and site modification”

 

11am: :  Designers Challenge “Main Stage.” Pietro Furgiuele is the moderator

 

12:00 pm: Fredrick Rice, Bio:  “DESSECTING THE ENGLISH GARDEN ”

 

1:00 pm: Sally Cunningham, Bio above:  “GREAT GARDEN COMPANIONS—Welcome the Insects!”  Based on her book of the same name, Sally presents a chemical-free system of gardening with a focus on companion plant combinations—herbs, flowers, vegetables together, all with the purpose of attracting beneficial insects and other garden helpers. The program centers around a vegetable garden, but also is interesting and educational for flower gardeners who also want to set up a biodiverse, nature-friendly yard. The talk includes plant lists for attracting the beneficials. Sally’s book of the same name will be available for sale and signing.

 

2:00 pm: Ellen Folts, CNLP, Owner of Amanda’s Garden in Springwater, NY:  “BRING NATURE TO YOUR GARDEN”

 

3:00 pm: Fredrick Rice, Bio:  “A WORLD OF SMALL GARDENS” Visit the intimate worlds of individual gardeners in fourteen different countries and discover that one doesn’t need a great deal of land to create a horticultural treasure as unique as the gardener who tends it.

 

4:00 pm: George Irwin, CEO Green Living Technologies International:  “Green Roof and Green Wall What’s New” (On the main stage)

 

5:00 pm: Florist Association Challenge (On the main stage)

 

6:00 pm: Gayla Trail,  Writer, Photographer and Graphic Designer:  “Pretty Delicious” Starting from her books on edible gardening and over a decade of experience growing edibles on her city rooftop, Gayla shows inspiring and practical ways to grow and use organic food—from delicious and abundant vegetables and herbs to the wonderfully weird—in small and difficult spaces. Followed by Q&A and a Book Signing. (On the main stage)

 

 SUNDAY, MARCH 18

 

10:00 am: Kyle Stevens, President and CEO Stonewood and Water Craftsmen and Mulch and Stone Direct:  “Outdoor Rooms and Patios”

 

11:00 am:  Designers Challenge “Main Stage.” Pietro Furgiuele is the moderator

 

Noon:  Bruce Zaretsky, Co-Owner and President of Zaretsky and Associates, Inc.:  “Gardens For Healing”  It has been said that laughter is the best medicine. Well, they’re wrong: it’s gardens! Why? Well, we all know that gardens are beautiful to look at and pleasant to be in, but did you know that they can actually help us to physically heal faster, too?  Come with Bruce Zaretsky on an exploration of gardens as healing devices, and find out how gardens are becoming an integral part of healthcare in the 21st century. We’ll explore numerous gardens and see why they are truly the best medicine.

 

1:00 pm:  William N. Valavanis,  from the International Bonsai Arboretum, Rochester NY: “HORTICULTURAL ART FORMS OF JAPAN” 

 

2:00 pm:  Josh Schmieder, Founder and President of Josh Lawn Care & Landscape:  "The Unique Possibilities of Hand Carved Concrete"

 

3:00 pm:  Recipe For Springtime: talk about the inspiration behind their design, tell stories about the process  and answers questions from the audience. Ken Estes is the moderator (On the main stage)