Propagation, Renee Kissner, Club Member and Owner of Renee's Hidden Garden
Orchids in the Home, Little Egypt Orchid Society
Doug Jones, University of Illinois Extension Entomologist
Herbal Vinegars Made Easy, Treasa Brookman, Charter member of Herbs for Health and Fun
Club. See a demo on making your own, herbs, blends, fruits and many more. Free recipes will be available.
Bratch: Growing Asparagus and Rhubarb in the Home Garden
3:15 Growing and Selecting Hydrangeas, Ernie
Henson, Club Member and Master Gardener
4:15 The History of Scented Geraniums, Cleve Hayes, Puddingstone Farm
SPEAKER: Rob Proctor
Herbs in the Garden: The Art of Intermingling
Grow herbs where they grow best, whether it's with vegetables, in the perennial border or in the shade garden.
Evaluate your personal conditions to find just the right spots. In additional, you can create fascinating and beautiful
combinations intermingling herbs with other types of plants and even achieve some insect control in the bargain.
6:30 Trough Gardens, Growing and Making Your Own
Trough Gardens, Josh Greene & Zac Corbett, Jr. Master Gardeners
Saturday, February 9th
10:15 Stevia. Learn more about this natural
sugar substitute and how it is used. Ayers Greenhouse
11:15 FEATURED SPEAKER: Scott Kuntz, Old House Gardens. Heirloom Bulbs: Unique, Endangered
and Amazing Bulbs. Unique, endangered, tough, and gorgeous, heirloom bulbs can enrich every garden. After a whirlwind
history of bulbs from prehistory through the 1950s, this lively slide lecture focuses on a season-by-season encyclopedia of
antique varieties that are still available to gardeners today - wild lilies and hyacinths, Aztec tuberoses, colonial daffodils,
Victorian tulips and cannas, Jazz Age dahlias, and more.
12:30 Roses; Easy care roses for today’s
gardens. Dennis Nelson, Master Rosarian, Life member of The American Rose
Society, editor of Rose Talk; Monthly newsletter of Belleville newsletter.
1:30 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rob Proctor
Planting Your Own Private Paradise: Beauty on A Shoestring
Achieve the garden of your dreams without taking out a second mortgage. From seeds, cuttings and transplants you
can create a beautiful, personal garden that only looks like you paid a fortune for it. In addition, make your patio a potted
paradise of sight and scent in every season.
2:45 Business Forum: How To Turn Your
Hobby into a Profitable Business, Moderator: Lucy Baker
4:00 Have You Been Run Hard and Put Up Wet?, Topical
Analgesics, Sue Lukens Creasy
500 Mushrooms In The Garden, How to Identify
and Use Found Treasures. Joe McFarland
6:00 Hostas, Renee Kissner, Club
member and owner of Renee's Hidden Gardens