Seminars & Events

 

Seminar Schedule

Friday – March 3rd
10:30am
Seminar Room
11:00am
WITF Stage
Vince Butera, Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
11:30am
Seminar Room
12:30pm
WITF Stage
12:30pm
Seminar Room
1:00pm
1:30pm
Seminar Room
2:00pm
Seminar Room
Jan Bills
2:30pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
WITF Stage
Mark Viette
Saturday – March 4th
10:30am
11:00am
Jan Bills
12:00pm
WITF Stage
Vince Butera, Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
2:00pm
WITF Stage
Mark Viette
3:00pm
Seminar Room
Jack Hub
5:00pm
WITF Stage
Carolyn Bupp – Cross Creek Farm

Sunday— March 5th
11:00am
WITF Stage
Sue
2:00pm
Seminar Room
Sue

Presenter Information

 

 

Cross Creek Farm Best of Show 20162Steve and Carolyn Bupp are two small town farmers and business owners who individually are creative but together are mind blowing. The two thrive off each other combining lumber and stone with floral and color to create a business that expresses it all cohesively. Steve, who handles all things heavy, is a schooled mason and carpenter with over 30 years of experience designing sheds, patios, and fireplaces. While Carolyn, who handles all things “pretty,” is a self-taught florist with an expertise in flowers and color with enough creativity to be considered dangerous. They started their flower and farm market, Cross Creek Farm, in 2002 with this year marking its 15-year anniversary. This is only a small mile marker as they have been working together for over 25 years building a business, marking achievements and creating a whirlwind of inspiration for others. Some of the many achievements they earned include winning People’s Choice Award 9 times at the Pa Garden Show of York for their display gardens, being featured in The Knot for their wedding flowers, and being featured and mentioned numerous times in multiple print articles. They have become known over the years for “thinking outside the box” with their custom designs and by always thinking of new ways to create unique out of the ordinary.

 

Vince Butera, AIFD, PFCI, AAF, began in the floral industry at age 15. Following graduation from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture, he first opened Butera The Florist as a wedding only business in 1980. Currently, Butera The Florist houses the showroom, design center, wedding consultation and educational studio. Vince is not only a local florist; he is also involved in the floral industry. He is accredited by American Institute of Floral Designers, and Professional Floral Communicators-International and American Academy of Floriculture. He is a floral design teacher/entertainer to both consumer groups and floral professionals. His design programs have been enjoyed by many Garden Clubs, civic groups, and have been televised live from the PA Farm Show. He has traveled around the country presenting educational and motivational programs to floral professionals, and has been featured in a number of floral trade magazines.

 

MarkHeadShot2EMark Viette  grew up in a three generation family of innovative American gardeners, dedicated to make the art and science of gardening available to the general public. Graduating Virginia Tech with a degree in Horticulture in 1980,  Mark set his sights on the University of California Riverside to study tissue culture of the plant world. From there, he joined his parents at the Viette Farm and Nursery in Virginia. Now with 29 years of breeding and plantsmanship, Mark co-hosts the radio call-in show, “In the Garden with Andre Viette”, heard on WSBA  Saturday Mornings from 8-11 AM. Ever eager to learn more, Mark is producer of more than 800 video garden segments on broadcast TV  many of which are on You Tube. An instructor for ten different horticultural courses at Blue Ridge Community College in Virginia, Mark is a renowned lecturer throughout the United States. He has authored several garden books and serves as Director of Marketing and Sales at Viette Nurseries. In his off time, you can find Mark hybridizing new plants and searching the world for  new plants that are long-blooming, disease and insect resistant.

George Weigel is a garden writer, garden designer, garden speaker, Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist, and as his balding, plant-killing brother likes to put it, a Certified Gardening Wacko. In central Pennsylvania, George is best known for his “Over the Garden Fence” columns that have appeared weekly in The Patriot-News, Harrisburg’s daily newspaper, since 1993. His columns, articles and Q&A blog are online at the paper’s Pennlive web site. The Garden Writers Association honored the Patriot-News for having the nation’s best Home and Garden section in 2007 and named George’s column as one of America’s five best garden columns in 2008. George’s articles also have appeared in such magazines as Horticulture; People, Places and Plants; Green Scene; At Home, and Central Pa. Magazine.

 

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